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Shirley Bassey to perform at Academy Awards!


by Anonymousreply 8406/01/2013




by Anonymousreply 102/08/2013

Our prayers have been answered. Will Helen Lawson be performing? I thought she sang the theme for the original Casino Royale with David Niven.

by Anonymousreply 202/08/2013

My life is now complete.

by Anonymousreply 302/08/2013

AND Streisand is also performing??? This will be pretty.

by Anonymousreply 402/08/2013

I heard she's going to sing "Get this Potty Stotted. "

by Anonymousreply 502/08/2013

I'm not an elder, and not only am I aware if her, I'm excited to see this. Never saw this coming.

by Anonymousreply 602/08/2013

Lady Gaga and Cher are presenting Best Costume together.

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013

This looks to be an VERY entertaining Oscar's--I think the past five years or so have been pandering to a younger audience and it hasn't worked out. The Franco/Hathaway debacle has forced the Academy to go back and appeal to an older audience.

by Anonymousreply 802/08/2013

She'll plant her own tree and watch it grow!!!

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2013

Here they are all together.

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2013

Reggie Dwight really is an ugly guy! Good thing he's rich.

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2013

Now, I love Adele....but I would LOVE to see Miss Bassey perform "Skyfall" just know that would be Amazing !

by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2013

Agree r13

by Anonymousreply 1402/08/2013

Hell, Dame Shirley should just sing ALL the nominated songs!

by Anonymousreply 1502/08/2013

What about me? Why don't you gays love me?

by Anonymousreply 1602/08/2013

We sure heard how you talked about us

We sure heard what you said!

by Anonymousreply 1702/08/2013

Hot damn!!

I may actually watch this year, well for the time she is on

by Anonymousreply 1802/08/2013

Is she going to be part of the tribute to 50 years of James Bond films?

by Anonymousreply 1902/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 2002/08/2013

Cher should sing "Nobody Does It Better".

by Anonymousreply 2102/08/2013

A lot of the younger so-called-stars should tune in and watch the supreme and unique superstar that is Dame Shirley. The rest of us will simply enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 2202/08/2013

I wish Shirley Bassey had been a bigger star in the US. She's pretty much unknown to the general public here. She should've been HUGE here in the 60s and 70s.

by Anonymousreply 2302/08/2013

Good point R23, but surely between the gays and "Goldfinger" she'll be reasonably well known ?

by Anonymousreply 2402/08/2013

I wish she'd do a tribute to Donna Summer singing her Oscar-winning Last Dance. Donna and Shirley are two of my favorite divas.

by Anonymousreply 2502/08/2013

It would be great if they got Shirley, Carly and Tina to all do their songs in the Bond tribute.

And throw in Rita Coolidge too. They could even get Connie Stevens to reprise her peformance of the McCartney tune that she did at the 73 oscars, in full amazon uniform.

by Anonymousreply 2602/08/2013

[quote]Now, I love Adele....but I would LOVE to see Miss Bassey perform "Skyfall" just know that would be Amazing !

Totally agree. I'd love to hear Bassey sing the guts out of that song!

by Anonymousreply 2702/08/2013

I can hear Shirley singing Skyfall in my head and it would be amazing to actually see her do it. She has such a unique and powerful voice.

by Anonymousreply 2802/08/2013

R26 How about me?

by Anonymousreply 2902/08/2013

[quote]It would be great if they got Shirley, Carly and Tina to all do their songs in the Bond tribute.


by Anonymousreply 3002/08/2013

Fuck you all very much.

Especially Shirl.


by Anonymousreply 3102/08/2013

Didn't Madonna sing a Bond song?

by Anonymousreply 3202/08/2013

I sang TWO, you fucking twat!


by Anonymousreply 3302/08/2013

Shirl must have been about 11 or 12 when she sang Goldfinger! She looks hot!

by Anonymousreply 3402/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 3502/08/2013

Nobody "AHEM's" quite like our wee Scots lass!

by Anonymousreply 3602/08/2013

Funny how a lonely day

Can make a person say what good is


by Anonymousreply 3702/08/2013

Gladys Knight and Alicia Keys also sang Bone songs.

by Anonymousreply 3802/08/2013

Generally I hate Shirley Bassey, but her Bond songs are the BEST. She still has a voice (if not a face and a body), jealous, Barbra?

by Anonymousreply 3902/08/2013

Shirley's Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever are the definition of camp. And that's a great thing.

by Anonymousreply 4002/08/2013

I only heard of Shirley Bassey a few years ago and always imagined her as a chunky white woman. Sorta like Ethel Merman. Go figure.

by Anonymousreply 4102/08/2013

For the gaylings.

Miss Shirley Bassey 101.

by Anonymousreply 4202/08/2013

R42, Thanks for the link.

by Anonymousreply 4302/08/2013

[quote]Shirley's Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever are the definition of camp.

Nothing camp about either of those songs.

by Anonymousreply 4402/08/2013

Another fantastic video for the gaylings: Dame Shirley singing "This Is My Life."

by Anonymousreply 4502/08/2013

I lost my boyfriend so unexpectedly a few years ago; it was the darkest period of my life. The vid at R42 was a perfect tribute to him. I wish I had heard of that song before he died so I could've played it for to help me convey how very much I loved him. Thank you, R42, for introducing me to this amazing lady.

by Anonymousreply 4602/08/2013

Are you kidding r44. Any more camp and they would be pitching tents.

by Anonymousreply 4702/08/2013

* so I could've played it for him

by Anonymousreply 4802/08/2013

I only knew Dame Shirley from her Bond songs until I visited NYC the first time and saw a drag queen perform "Gone" and I had to know more. Got one of her greatest hits CDs and loved it. One of my best friends is obsessed with her and I gave him her biography for his birthday. My favorite chapter was called "Shirley Meets Balls", but sadly it was just about some boyfriend of hers who had "Balls" for a nickname.

by Anonymousreply 4902/08/2013

I can't seem to post you tube vids on my iPad (probably too stupid) but search Shirley Bassey Glastonbury and see how awesome this woman is. She is such a legend in the UK a massive crowd of drunk youngsters at a rock festival are gagging for her. Bitch flies in a helicopter wearing a ball gown and mud boots and puts on a show that would put performers half her age to shame. She rules. I can't imagine any pop diva in her age range being asked to perform at a US rock festival, let alone get this kind of reaction. To me this would be like Liza or Babs showing up at Lallapalooza.

Again, sorry for not sharing a link, but it's worth it!

by Anonymousreply 5002/08/2013

All these gals are pushing 80. How can they hold up?

by Anonymousreply 5102/08/2013

Here you go, R50.

by Anonymousreply 5202/08/2013

Diamonds are forever

Hold one up and then caress it

Touch it, stroke it and undress it

by Anonymousreply 5302/08/2013

[quote]My favorite chapter was called "Shirley Meets Balls", but sadly it was just about some boyfriend of hers who had "Balls" for a nickname.

This quote is useless without pictures.

by Anonymousreply 5402/08/2013

I'd rather Sheena Easton perform her Bond theme.

by Anonymousreply 5502/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 5602/08/2013

No clue what you old queens are so excited about.

by Anonymousreply 5702/08/2013

But you will be, all being well, and I hope the ext younger generation aren't so cuntish to you.

by Anonymousreply 5802/08/2013

Oops...." next "

by Anonymousreply 5902/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 6002/08/2013

[quote]Gladys Knight and Alicia Keys also sang Bone songs.

Like this one!

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2013

Eldergay thread alert.

by Anonymousreply 6202/09/2013

Nancy Sinatra sang a Bond song too, but I pray that she never does it again, or never sings anything again.

Shirley's Bond songs are not all that camp, but the way she performs them most definitely ARE!

by Anonymousreply 6302/09/2013

Now here, Goldfinger is done camp (Connie Francis)

by Anonymousreply 6402/09/2013

My fave:

by Anonymousreply 6502/09/2013

Wow, thanks r52 (and 50). That was really amazing.

I agree, I can't think of that happening at a US rock festival. I was especially impressed that she closed with a medley that finished with "I Am What I Am" and had the rock-n-roll crowd roaring.

by Anonymousreply 6602/09/2013

Amazing to me (an American) that a "diva" performed at a rock concert and the audience, consisting of many (if not mostly) young straight guys went nuts. Never, never, never would this happen in the US. Like the poster said that would be like Cher at Lolapalooza. Blows my mind.

by Anonymousreply 6702/09/2013

"Generally I hate Shirley Bassey, but her Bond songs are the BEST. She still has a voice..."

So you hate her but acknowledge that she still has a voice and her Bond songs are the best.

Whatever, queen.

by Anonymousreply 6802/09/2013

Around the Hamptons, my nickname is "Surely Gassy."

by Anonymousreply 6902/09/2013

I love the Superfunk remix of Shirley's "Moonraker":

by Anonymousreply 7002/09/2013

LOVE HER. Here she does "Were Am I Going?" from SWEET CHARITY.

With a kick!

by Anonymousreply 7102/09/2013

71 - THAT is a singer. Wow. Can't wait for the Oscars. Diva Central.

by Anonymousreply 7202/09/2013

R68, you ignorant asshole. Shirley Bassey can apply her voice to Bond songs very well. But she knows nothing about subtly or singing a lyric without screaming. Of course, you wouldn't know this because you only think of "voice."

Did you know, little ignorant one, that having a good voice does not mean one is a good singer?

Go back to the cheetos, queeney.

by Anonymousreply 7302/09/2013

R73, understand to certain degree what you say - but have you ever heard her sing non - belting ballads, like "thankyou for the years" ?

by Anonymousreply 7402/09/2013

Shirley Bassey and the Propellerheads, History Repeating.

by Anonymousreply 7502/09/2013

In all my years here, I have never read such a truly nasty post as R73.

I pitty you, bro.

by Anonymousreply 7602/09/2013

You must be new here.

by Anonymousreply 7702/09/2013

Shirl's first hit, banned by the BBC as obscene:

by Anonymousreply 7802/09/2013

That's all right, R76.

R73 knows nothing about subtly.

She knows how to hate though.

by Anonymousreply 7902/09/2013

My favorite Shirley remix:

by Anonymousreply 8002/16/2013

Shirley the tragic mulatto. She married an Italian because no Jamaican or Welshman wanted this lass from their gene pool. She gets bad tatse points on not liking the Italian language very much because of her ex. To be honest she sounded terrible singing in it anyway....

Shirley is the British Liza without the charm. She has the camp BUT her personality is so-so. A friend of mine met her and Sassy Miss Bassey was anything but.

by Anonymousreply 8102/16/2013

Bahbra will be singing also? I love Bahbra, dahling, but she doesn't have the range!

by Anonymousreply 8202/16/2013

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by Anonymousreply 8306/01/2013

This is pretty incredible... Shirley does Sondheim! Not quite what he intended, but... wow!

by Anonymousreply 8406/01/2013
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