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Shirley Bassey
Bassey 1971
Background information
Birth name Shirley Veronica Bassey
Born 8 January 1937 (1937-01-08) (age 83)
Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1953–present
  • Philips
  • Columbia
  • Decca
  • United Artists
  • Geffen

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937) is a Welsh singer, born in Cardiff to an English mother and Nigerian father. She is best known for singing the theme songs for the James Bond films, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, and Moonraker. She was "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century".

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