Shirley Bassey

Though the sun is already low in the sky, the day is young for Dame Shirley Bassey. She rarely manages to get to sleep before 4am, her body clock having been irreparably skewed by all those years of playing late-night cabaret, and she rarely rises before noon: she says that as she lives alone, and doesn't have the concentration necessary to read books, she tends to fill the small hours watching films on satellite television. Today she is recording a song at Sir George Martin's Air Studios, a converted Read more [...]