Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones - British Musical Royalty
Among the outstanding British vocalists of the last half-century were Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones, both born in Wales and two entertainers whose prime recording and concert years paralleled each other. Shirley was a child prodigy and began performing as a teenager in 1953. She became well-known for recording the soundtrack theme songs of three of the James Bond films: Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). She eventually became the only female artist to have a British Top 40 song in seven different decades of her storied career. Tom Jones’ career began with several Top 10 hit songs during the 1960’s including “I Who Have Nothing,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “She’s a Woman,” and “Delilah.” He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2005 for his long career both as a singer and for his work on television and film.
Come join us to relive many of the great songs these two outstanding artist helped make famous.
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