Sunday, November 11, 2018

Shirley Bassey: Burn My Candle

This is Shirley Bassey aged 19 and she is amazing.

Burn My Candle was deemed so suggestive by the BBC that they refused to play it. You can see their point.

Remarkably, it was written by Ross Parker, who had co-written the wartime standards "There'll Always Be an England" and "We'll Meet Again".

Maybe the 1950s were more exciting than we think?

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

The BT band label was puzzling. It is unlikely to have been Bruce Turner - perhaps Billy Ternent?