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[[File:ShirleyBassey.jpg | right | thumb | Shirley Bassey]]
 
[[File:ShirleyBassey.jpg | right | thumb | Shirley Bassey]]
 
Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937), is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the mid-1950s and was "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century". In the US, in particular, she is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979) and is the only artist to record more than one Bond theme song. Bassey is also a UNESCO Artist for Peace.<ref name="wshirley_bassey"/>
 
Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937), is a Welsh singer. She found fame in the mid-1950s and was "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century". In the US, in particular, she is best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979) and is the only artist to record more than one Bond theme song. Bassey is also a UNESCO Artist for Peace.<ref name="wshirley_bassey"/>
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From a Morrissey interview with Shaun Phillips in Sounds, June 18, 1988:
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'''...But this enthusiasm pales next to his desire to work with, or even meet, Shirley Bassey.'''<br/>
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"I went to see her last night, I thought she was excellent. I'd love to meet her, I'd love to touch the end of her dress."<br/>
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'''Clearly, Morrissey envies Shirley Bassey's stature.'''<br/>
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"It's the kind of position I, not aspire to, but like the idea of. I don't think people consider me to be a superstar, or a world superstar, or a rock star or anything like that. I think I'm just considered to be a British phenomenon... as well as a sex symbol."<br/>
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'''So would you like to do...'''<br/>
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"A nude centrefold?"<br/>
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'''The theme tune to a Bond Movie?'''<br/>
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"No, what on earth for? Because ''she'' did it? Oh, I see."<br/>
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'''No, because Duran Duran did it.'''<br/>
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"Yes, I would actually. I liked ''Diamonds Are Forever'', ''Goldfinger'', things like that."<br/>
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'''Sheena Easton did one as well.'''<br/>
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"Could you name it though 'For Your... Legs Only'!?"<br/>
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'''So you're not a big Sheena Easton fan?'''<br/>
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"Not at the minute."<br/>
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'''You'll be taking the Shirley Bassey route to stardom then?'''<br/>
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"Good heavens, that means I'd have to stay alive for another 22 years. Could you imagine that, it's a ghastly thought, all those Christmas ''Morecambe & Wise Shows''... No, I'm alright actually, because they're already dead."
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"Don't Take The Lovers From The World" was used in the "Singles To Be Cremated With" section of the September 16, 1989 NME feature [http://images.morrissey-solo.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/headful_of_heroes.jpg "Headful Of Heroes"].<ref name="ms20080714"/>
 
"Don't Take The Lovers From The World" was used in the "Singles To Be Cremated With" section of the September 16, 1989 NME feature [http://images.morrissey-solo.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/headful_of_heroes.jpg "Headful Of Heroes"].<ref name="ms20080714"/>
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