Shirley Bassey to make Oscars Debut in ‘James Bond’ tribute

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If there is one UK singer that has become an icon connected with the Bond movies. It’s Dame Shirley Bassey.

Shirley Bassey was so big during the 60s and 70s that she had her own variety show with the BBC in which she would sing many of her songs, but it is the songs she did for three James Bond movies that solidified her place in popular music culture. And those songs were the title songs to Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker. All three she performed often on her shows.

Bassey, who is a singer that have long admired will be making her very first appearances at the Academy Awards later this month. Where she will be taking part in a special celebration of James Bond, which celebrated its 50th year in movies last year.

The show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, are ecstatic to have her on the show, saying, “Her association with film music is world-renowned and we are proud that she will be making her first Oscar appearance on our telecast.”

Bassey joins an impressive line up of stars, which includes Norah Jones, Barbra Streisand and Six times Grammy winning singer Adele who will perform the latest Bond song Skyfall.

The Oscars take place live, February 24, on ABC.

 

Written By: Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen is the owner of scifipulse.net. A wannabe musician. Ian is a legend in his own mind and when not working on the website host the hugely successful SFP-NOW Podcast he can be found skulking around empty corridors. A longtime fan of genre television and movies Ian was also a producer on the Reality On Demand web-series and has even been published in the official Star Trek Magazine.

 

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