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Dame Shirley Bassey

I send my warmest wishes to Dame Shirley Bassey following her award in the New Year Honors..

Dame Shirley Bassey who has been made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Year Honours

Dame Shirley Bassey has said she is “truly humbled” to be made a Companion of Honour in the New Year Honours list.

The Welsh singer, 86, is recognised for her services to music this year after previously becoming a dame in the 1999 honours list.

Dame Shirley said in a statement: “Receiving the Order of the Companions of Honour is just one of the most wonderful feelings.

“Music has been a constant companion in my life. As a little girl growing up in Tiger Bay, I would dream of travelling the world and never imagined that one day, my voice would take me to where I am now.

“Every step of my career has been about taking that chance, believing in myself and making that leap.

“I live to sing and love to perform. Entertaining audiences for over 70 years has been a privilege. My heart is full of emotion and I am truly humbled.”

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