Touch it, stroke it, undress it and lick it

Touch it, stroke it, undress it and lick it

Dame Shirley Bassey has been a first-class performer for 67 years, so it's apt she's getting her own stamps. Royal Mail is producing commemorative postage to celebrate the Welsh-born singer, 86.

Dame Shirley will join fellow James Bond theme tune artist Sir Paul McCartney, who got the treatment in 2021.

Don Black, who co-wrote the suggestive lyrics to Diamonds Are Forever with John Barry, said Dame Shirley's inclusion was "wonderful news", adding:

"Shirley is possibly the best female performer of her generation. She deserves every accolade going. I hope a stamp is just one of many tributes".

You can turn Shirley around and lick her from 21 September.

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Joe is Editor of For Bond Fans Only and a writer by trade. When he's not watching Bond, he can be found listening to The Beatles and worrying about West Ham. You can find him on Twitter @joeemerywrites

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