Dame Shirley Bassey reached her 80th Birthday on January 8th 2017, and to mark the occasion I summoned the old cassette deck into service to listen again to an off-air recording I made from BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday 1991 - 'Shirley Bassey In Cabaret' (though billed in Radio Times as '..In Concert'). Dame Shirley apparently appeared at Manchester's Piccadilly Hotel for four consecutive nights from 31st Oct-3rd Nov 1990, but its not clear if this broadcast is an edited recording of the performances on just one evening or perhaps a 'best of' recording from more than one day. Someone will know I'm sure. Enjoy it through the hiss of old cassette tape! James Alexander-Gordon is on continuity duties.
Happy Birthday Dame Shirley!
(Featured image by John Den Outer)