Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey and the story behind the theme song to Moonraker

January 15th, 2019 by

Guest writer Brendan Edwards looks at how a chance encounter with John Barry led Shirley Bassey to sing the theme for Moonraker. Shirley Bassey has a special place in the hearts of many James Bond fans. The Welsh singer has performed more James Bond theme songs than any other performer, three in total with Goldfinger (1964), […]

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Birthday of Shirley Bassey [1937]

January 8th, 2019 by

Shirley Bassey, who sang the theme song for Goldfinger (1964) as well as Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979), was born on 8th January 1937 in Cardiff.

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James Bond and Wales

March 22nd, 2016 by

With Aston Martin’s recent announcement that they will build a new production plant in Wales, James Bond’s connection to the Land of Song was renewed. When the first Aston Martin DBXs roll off the St Athan production line in 2020 we can hope to see James Bond put the sporty crossover through its paces and […]

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Bond fans launch ‘It’s got to be Bassey’ campaign for SPECTRE [VIDEO]

April 15th, 2015 by

Whether or not you agree with the sentiment, this video by two Bond fans, which includes footage from every James Bond film from Eon Productions into which they have edited shots of them holding a sign demanding “It’s got to be Bassey”, is very well done. Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie spent three weeks working […]

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Moonraker soundtrack

August 26th, 2010 by

Due to a high level of taxation in the UK at the time, the production of James Bond XI was primarily moved to France.  In addition to the construction of some of the biggest ever sets that France had seen, the relocation of Moonraker to the continent also meant that John Barry could return to […]

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Diamonds Are Forever soundtrack

April 27th, 2010 by

James Bond producers Harry Saltzmann and Cubby Broccoli decided to change direction for the seventh movie in the series, Diamonds Are Forever.

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Goldfinger soundtrack

December 26th, 2009 by

By the time the production started on the third James Bond film, the 007 character was a box office sensation. Dr No and From Russia With Love had catapulted the secret agent to the top of the box office charts the world over, the movie going public expectantly awaited the release of the third film […]

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