British singer Dame Shirley Bassey attends Christie's Auction House prior the the sale of a colletion of her ballgowns on September 17, 2003 in London.

British singer Dame Shirley Bassey attends Christie's Auction House prior the the sale of a colletion of her ballgowns on September 2003 in London.

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937)[1] is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century."[2][3][4] In the US, in particular, she is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979)

The London native has been compared to Amy Winehouse and called “the next Adele,” but Faith’s timeless singing style actually has more in common with the brazen drama of Shirley Bassey and the emotional delivery of Etta James.

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Dame Shirley Bassey in a 1960 photo where she is being fitted for a new sheath dress, covered with diamante stones (weighing in at 28 pounds), by designer Douglas Darnell. Photo by Peter Hall/Keystone Features/Getty Images.

Dame Shirley Bassey. The Welsh singer has sung three James Bond theme songs including Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

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The Welsh singer has sung three James Bond theme songs including Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937[1]) is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the mid-1950s and has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century".[2][3] In the US, in particular, she is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979).

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the and has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the century".

The Welsh singer Shirley Bassey, who enjoyed a resurgence with "History Repeating", written for her by the Propellerheads (in 1997)

Shirley Bassey sang James Bond theme songs ("Diamonds are Forever," "Goldfinger")

Dame Shirley Bassey....tried to sing like her and copy her hand motions in front of the mirror as a child....love her.

Shirley Bassey sang James Bond theme songs ("Diamonds are Forever," "Goldfinger")

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