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The new £19m man has been hard at work and his new skipper Tadic was on hand to welcome him aboard. Bassey sealed a move to the Dutch champions as Rangers landed a club record fee for the 22-year-old. He caught the eye with his stunning performances in the Europa League and heads to Amsterdam as a replacement for Lisandro Martinez, who is heading to Manchester United.
Dame Shirley Bassey is set to perform at a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 60 years of James Bond. © Provided by BANG Showbiz Dame Shirley Bassey
The 85-year-old Welsh music legend holds the record for the most 007 theme tunes, having performed 1965's'Goldfinger', 1971's 'Diamonds Are Forever' and
And on October 4, 'The Sound of 007' showcasing the iconic music of Bond will be headlined by the 'Hey Big Spender' hitmaker.
The show is curated by five-time Bond composer David Arnold and produced by EON Productions.
Also performing are Shirley Manson-fronted rock band Garbage, who performed 'The World Is Not Enough' for Pierce Brosnan's 1999 Bond flick.
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Chris Martin just surprised a couple by performing their wedding song - which just so happened to be Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars' - while out for a pint with his Hollywood actress girlfriend Dakota Johnson in Bath, Somerset, South West England after attending Glastonbury.
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Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher surprised locals at JJ Finan’s pub in Charleston, West Ireland, with an impromptu performance in 2015, two years before he launched his solo music career with his 2017 debut album 'As You Were'.
In 2010, Kanye West took control of a Delta Airlines plane’s intercom on the first Virgin Atlantic flight to Detroit to promote 'Motown: The Musical'.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers got to play one of the Seventh Wonders of the Ancient World, The Great Pyramid Of Giza in 2019. The 'By The Way' hitmakers did a 20-song set at the tombstone of Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu. Only a handful of stars have played there, including The Grateful Dead and Frank Sinatra.
The White Stripes
The White Stripes once played a bowling alley in the Canadian city of Saskatoon. The rock duo - comprising Jack and Meg White - played to just 300 fans at the 2007 gig at Eastview Bowling Alley. Frontman Jack ended up having a go at bowling, but didn't have much luck on his first go, as the ball landed in the gutter.
They've played the biggest stadiums on the planet, but Foo Fighters once played at a pizza parlour. It wasn't enough for the 'Everlong' rockers just to play a comeback gig in Mexico City in 2013, they also treated 200 fans to a full set at a local fast food shop.
Take That frontman Gary Barlow went through a period of playing surprise sets at fans' weddings. Back in 2015, a groom booked a local Robbie Williams tribute act to perform at his and his bride's reception at the Three Nuns pub in Loughborough, Leicestershire. However, after they finished their set, the 'Back For Good' hitmaker came out and shocked wedding guests and the bride by belting out Take That's hit 'Rule The World'.
The performers will be backed by Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Dodd as they put their spin on famous Bond themes.
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The special event will commemorate the world premiere of the first Bond movie, 'Dr. No', which was held on October 5, 1962, and starred the late Sir Sean Connery as the iconic suave spy.
Further artists and designated charity will be announced in due course.
James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: "Music has always played a vital role in the success of the 007 series. Over the sixty-year history, we have been blessed with the extraordinary talents of legendary composers and artists who have created the most powerful and moving musical contributions to our twenty five films. The Sound of 007 in Concert on October 4th will celebrate their tremendous achievements."
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall said: "We could not be more honoured to host this landmark anniversary of one of the world's greatest franchises. The Hall has forged an indelible association with 007 over many years and we are delighted to help them celebrate."
In November, the world-famous Hall will present a series of full in-concert screenings of recent Bond films with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing the scores live to picture. The series features the in-concert premiere of 'Spectre', plus 'Skyfall' and 'Casino Royale'.
The most recent Bond film's theme, 'No Time To Die', was performed by Billie Eilish with added orchestration from the legendary Hans Zimmer and guitars by Johnny Marr.
Daniel Craig's 007 met his end in the latest film in the blockbuster franchise. His replacement is yet to be chosen.
Tickets for 'The Sound of 007 in Concert' will be available at 10am on Monday 1 August from www.royalalberthall.com / 020 7589 8212.
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James Bond's gadgets, including a speedboat, will be featured at Christie's 60 years of Bond sale. Other items including suits and cars are also featured and worth up to £5million.Christie's 60 years of Bond sale, which is set to be worth up to £5million, will see gadgets which have been kept hidden in storage by Bond producers Eon up for auction.