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In pictures: Dame Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey in 1957

Shirley Bassey back in 1957, visiting Cardiff Rainbow Club in the city's docklands

Shirley Bassey in 1960

Performing for the BBC's European service in 1960

Shirley Basssy performing Goldfinger from the 1964 film

She has become synonymous with Bond themes, here recreating Goldfinger

Shirley Bassey performing on Top of the Pops in 1978

Still in the charts - performing on Top of the Pops in 1978

Shirley Bassey unveils her wax workat Madame Tussauds in London

Just the two of us - unveiling her waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London

Dame Shirley Bassey and Barbara Windsor MBE

She became Dame Shirley at Buckingham Palace in 2000, with actress Barbara Windsor

Dame Shirley at Bond premiere

Dame Shirley at the royal premiere for the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale in London in November

Shirley Bassey is releasing her latest single in February

Still going strong - the latest single is due out in February

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