Shirley Bassey

1937 - Today

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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey (; born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer. Best known for her career longevity, powerful voice and recording the theme songs to many James Bond films, Bassey is widely regarded as one of the most popular vocalists in Britain.Born in Cardiff, Bassey began performing as a teenager in 1953. In 1959, she became the first Welsh person to gain a number-one single on the UK Singles Chart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Bassey has received more than 4,847,838 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Shirley Bassey is the 217th most popular singer (down from 209th in 2019), the 950th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 881st in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Singer.

Shirley Bassey is most famous for singing the theme song to the James Bond film Goldfinger.

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  • 68.90

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  • 44

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  • 3.32

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  • 4.89

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Among singers, Shirley Bassey ranks 217 out of 3,541Before her are Drake, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Morello, Omara Portuondo, Kylie Minogue, and Vicky Leandros. After her are Gianni Morandi, Chris Cornell, Bessie Smith, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Nena, and Meat Loaf.

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Among people born in 1937, Shirley Bassey ranks 71Before her are Fernando de la Rúa, Robert Huber, Vladimir Arnold, Song Hye-rim, Angelo Badalamenti, and Mario Capecchi. After her are Tamara Bunke, Jerry Reed, Roald Hoffmann, Tony Burton, Maryse Condé, and Manuel Pinto da Costa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 950 out of 6,924Before her are James Mason (1909), Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), Michael Smith (1932), Stephen Frears (1941), and Mary Kingsley (1862). After her are Hugh Lofting (1886), John Berger (1926), Naomi Campbell (1970), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Damon Hill (1960), and David Prowse (1935).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Shirley Bassey ranks 29Before her are Vera Lynn (1917), Chris Rea (1951), Chris Norman (1950), Petula Clark (1932), Peter Green (1946), and Rob Halford (1951). After her are Robbie Williams (1974), Dave Gahan (1962), Van Morrison (1945), John Lydon (1956), Rod Evans (1947), and Dusty Springfield (1939).