Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, February 23rd comes from Shirley Bassey!
On February 27th, 1965, "Goldfinger", the tile song from the James Bond movie of the same name starring Sean Connery, entered Billboard's Top 40 and shined on its way up to #8, spending eight weeks in the chart.
Shirley Bassey, born on January 8th, 1937, in Cardiff, Wales, is an R&B singer.
Unfortunately for Shirley, "Goldfinger" was her only hit in the U.S., thus she is relegated to the status of a One-Hit-Wonder. She fared far better in the U.K., placing twenty six songs in that Top 40 between 1957 and 1973.
Shirley Bassey was made a Dame (DBE) in 2000 for services to the performing arts.