Yesterday marked 60 years since the world premiere of Dr. No, the first 007 film, on 5th

October 1962. Guests were taken on a dazzling journey through the musical legacy of James

Bond.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Composer and Producer of the Sound of 007 concert, David Arnold performs on stage accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra during The Sound of 007 in concert at The Royal Albert Hall on October 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for EON Productions & Prime Video)

Highlights included Dame Shirley Bassey, the only artist to record three James Bond songs, who delighted fans by opening the show with ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘Goldfinger’. Original performing artists Lulu and Garbage then took to the stage to perform their hits ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ and ‘The World Is Not Enough’ respectively. Paying tribute to more recent Bond films, legendary composer Hans Zimmer accompanied the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and David Arnold to perform a “No Time To Die” suite.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Dame Shirley Bassey performs on stage accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra during The Sound of 007 in concert at The Royal Albert Hall on October 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for EON Productions & Prime Video)

On performing at the concert Dame Shirley Bassey said: “It was an amazing experience to open the show tonight at the Royal Albert Hall with two songs that have meant so much to me over the years. This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear decades of James Bond’s musical legacy brought to life by so many incredible artistes and I feel honored to have been a part of it.

The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall, an exclusive recording of the live 4th October charity concert, will be available on Prime Video globally following the event as part of the James Bond 60th Celebration. The Hall’s celebration of James Bond will continue with Films in Concert screenings of Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015) from 17-20 November.

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