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Shirley Bassey (1937-), Singer

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey

Sitter in 13 portraits
Singer and entertainer. The youngest of seven children Shirley Veronica Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff. In 1977 she received a Britannia Award for 'Best female Solo Singer In The Last 50 Years'. Her musical career has included 30 hit singles and 33 hit albums and was launched in 1957 with the Banana Boat Song. Other hits in the 1950s include Kiss Me Honey Honey, Kiss Me (1958) and the UK chart topper As I Love You (1959). Known for her dynamic singing, extravagant gestures and lavishly styled gowns. Bassey was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1999.

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Shirley Bassey

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1959
NPG P885


Shirley Bassey; Sharon Bassey

by Bob Collins
selenium-toned bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x128714


Shirley Bassey; Sharon Bassey

by Bob Collins
selenium-toned bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x128715


Shirley Bassey; Sharon Bassey

by Bob Collins
selenium-toned bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x128716


Shirley Bassey

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x35146


Shirley Bassey

by Derek Allen
modern bromide print from original negative, 1958
NPG x45658


Shirley Bassey

by Harry Hammond
bromide print, 1960
NPG x15516


Shirley Bassey

by Mike Owen
digital C-type colour print, 1997
NPG x128532


Shirley Bassey

by Venetia Dearden
giclée print, 2007
NPG x134367


Shirley Bassey

by Mary McCartney
bromide print, August 2009
NPG x133093


Shirley Bassey

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1960
NPG x194226


Shirley Bassey

by Koo Stark
toned bromide fibre print, 1992
NPG x88686


Shirley Bassey

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x640



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