Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Miss Shirley Bassey

Miss Shirley Bassey
Item# 9781847249753

Product Description

Publisher: Quercus

Author: John L. Williams

From "Hot from Harlem" to Goldfinger, the story of how a two-bit jazz singer from Cardiff, Wales became an immortal icon In 1954. Shirley Bassey was 17 years old and 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 but a mere 10 years later, she was one of the biggest stars in the world. This book explores this remarkable transformation, both of an individual and of the British society and British psyche that made it possible. (pb)