Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:52:05 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
The history of the Bond theme

Goldfinger (1964): 'Goldfinger' by Shirley Bassey

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Welsh singer Shirley Bassey has become synonymous with James Bond soundtracks, having sung the title tracks to no less than three 007 films. Bassey's sleek, dramatic style became the trademark sound of the franchise thanks to her work on Goldfinger - the title song of which became the first stone-cold classic to emerge from the series. Bassey's song was a top 10 hit in America and featured guitar work from future Led Zeppelin axeman Jimmy Page.