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Shirley Bassey

Welsh singer
Shirley Bassey in 1973

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937) is a Welsh singer, born in Cardiff to an English mother and Nigerian father. She is best known for singing the theme songs for the James Bond films, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, and Moonraker.[1][2][3] She was "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century".[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Allmusic bio
  2. Hattenstone, Simon (2009-10-24). "Shirley Bassey Interview". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  3. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. Paphides, Pete (2009-10-30). "Dame Shirley Bassey: The Performance review - CD reviews - music - Times Online". Times Online website. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2009-12-10. "Welsh diva thrives on new material written by artists half her age"