Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). In January 1959, Bassey became the first Welsh person to gain a No. 1 single.
|Full name at birth||
Shirley Veronica Bassey
|Claim to fame||
The only artist to record more than one James Bond theme song. Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979).
|Date of birth||
8 January 1937
|Place of birth||
Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales
5' 3" (160 cm)
Moorland Primary School, Splott, Cardiff.
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