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OK, so I don't know how many people really watch the Academy Awards anymore, but I usually catch at least some part of it. Glad I saw most of the musical acts, especially Shirley Bassey.

I don't know how old she is now, but her performance of Goldfinger got a standing ovation and darn if it wasn't better than ever. Compare that to the new wonder Adele and her version of Skyfall and I'd have to say that Shirley cleaned her clock. So did Jennifer Hudson for that matter.

Hard to believe, but Adele was getting overwhelmed by the band, while Shirley and Jennifer could be heard in the back row. Adele may have taken home the Oscar, but it was the grand old Ms. Bassey who was the star of the night. Thumb Up

If only RA could put her in a Bond set. Luv You
 
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Shirley is 76. RA did ask her to sign and She did agree but the signed cards were returned cut up as her lawyers/agent advised her not to go ahead with the contract.
 
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Adele winning the Oscar. All that tells me is it was a very thin year for songs. Skyfall is one of the worst, if not the worst Bond songs ever. Every time she sings 'Skyfall', it drones on as though she's dozing off. Her voice is as strong as a wet paper bag. Shirley showed how it should be done!
 
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Shirley is 76. RA did ask her to sign and She did agree but the signed cards were returned cut up as her lawyers/agent advised her not to go ahead with the contract.

They could have started a new trend in puzzle autographs Big Grin
 
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I think Adele's Skyfall track is superb and right up there with my fave bond theme Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight. Thumb Up

Why would Shirley's lawyers be against her signing an autograph.?

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Hard to believe, but Adele was getting overwhelmed by the band, while Shirley and Jennifer could be heard in the back row. Adele may have taken home the Oscar, but it was the grand old Ms. Bassey who was the star of the night.


Very well stated (as usual)... Totally agree with you.
 
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I think Adele's Skyfall track is superb and right up there with my fave bond theme Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight. Thumb Up

How odd that this was the second 'plodder' I was thinking about. A Bond theme song should have an air of expectation and adventure. These songs have all the expectation of a horsemeat sandwhich when you are expecting venison!

Why would Shirley's lawyers be against her signing an autograph.?

Because their cut wouldn't be worth their time.
 
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I can't even recall the theme song from License to Kill, but I always liked Midnight Train to Georgia, if that means anything. Big Grin
 
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I agree that her performance was top notch, but I was disappointed by the "tribute" to Bond movies in general. I think that's because a local radio station here made it up to sound like it was going to be a huge tribute, with all 6 Bond actors (yeah, right, that was gonna happen....). A montage of clips, even with the Goldfinger theme going in the background, did not seem like much of a tribute--more of a slight nod of the head. Just my two cents worth. Confused
 
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I know Brosnan flat out refused to have anything to do with it. Connery is in retirement and couldn't care less. The Bond Oscar tribute was a non-event except for Bassey. The whole show looked like a pilot for a variety hour anyway. Big Grin
 
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