Shirley Bassey: A Special Lady

Shirley Bassey: A Special Lady


“She takes the words of a song and makes them poetry… hers is the voice of happiness, heartache, tenderness and fiery passion… she is what love is all about.” It would be hard for most people to live up to an intro like that, but this is Shirley Bassey, a woman whom no brass section can overpower, in a Thames TV special from 1980.

So on to the stage she comes, in a succession of glittery frocks, to wow an enthusiastic audience with some knock-out numbers, from Diamonds Are Forever to George Harrison’s Something. Guests include Richard Clayderman and Broadway legend Robert Goulet. Those were the days…


A programme recorded by the singer in 1980, in which she was joined on stage by singer and actor Robert Goulet and pianist Richard Claydermanf. Featuring songs including Goldfinger, I Could Have Danced All Night, and New York State of Mind.

Cast & Crew

Performer Richard Clayderman
Performer Shirley Bassey
Performer Robert Goulet