We want one now. Bassey came to embody almost a caricature of a certain period glamour — all mink and mascara, writ large in her signature songs Big Spender and Goldfinger. Her repertoire has reflected her personality, either celebrating a come-hither sexuality or wallowing in the grief and bitterness of lost love, in a manner that has elevated her to the company of artistes such as Judy Garland and Edith Piaf, whose personal suffering became an intrinsic part of their acts.
Interestingly, Williams seems to have had qualms about whether the revelatory nature of his book might not be adding to that suffering. Bassey, one suspects, is unlikely to see it that way. But it is a tribute to author and subject that one leaves this biography less with a nasty taste in the mouth than admiring her tenacity — and her talent — all the more. Love puzzles? Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. Books on Amazon. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill's life. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.
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Style Book. Born into a desperately poor, mixed-race family in Cardiff, Bassey got her early breaks performing in a revue dedicated to the songs of Al Jolson and an all-black show called Hot from Harlem. A single mother by the age of 17, she could easily have slipped into obscurity long before….
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In , Shirley Bassey was seventeen years old. She had just returned from a cheesy revue tour called 'Hot from Harlem'. Depressed, disillusioned and four months' pregnant, she decided that her dream of being a professional singer was over. A mere ten years later, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. She had sold more records than any other British singer of the day, and was poised to conquer America.