Video: Dame Shirley Bassey talks about Elvis Presley
Video: Interview : Dame Shirley Bassey talks about Elvis PresleyWelsh star Dame Shirley Bassey still gets 'goose bumps' when she recalls her first meeting with Elvis Presley. In this video from the Graham Norton Show in 2003 she tells of the time she visited Elvis while passing through Las Vegas and was shocked when, in a fit of creativity, Elvis undid her buttoned outfit and got busy with the nearest pen. She says, 'I went to see him in Las Vegas and I had one of those jumpsuits on'. 'He unbuttoned it and started doodling on my skin. I still get goose bumps talking about it'. 'When I looked in the mirror, there were all these crazy drawings on me'. Dame Shirley guesses incorrectly it was '25 years ago', but she also makes it clear enough that we can say it was the early 1970s and most probably 1970.
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.