Bassey shows Monkeys 'how it's done'

United Kingdom United Kingdom | | 24 June 2007

Dressed in a stunning pink dress, the 70-year-old singer played a greatest hits set to a massive crowd at the Pyramid Stage.

Kicking off with a cover of The Doors' 'Light My Fire', the Dame proceeded to wow a delighted audience with a stunning version of 'Goldfinger'.

Backed by a full orchestra, she next launched into 'Diamonds Are Forever' and afterwards declared, "that's how it should be done", in a cheeky swipe at Arctic Monkeys who covered it during their Friday night headline set.

The Welsh singer joked with the crowd throughout her set and dedicated 'Big Spender' to everyone who had "spent big" to pay for their Glastonbury ticket.

Michael Eavis watched the entire set from the side of stage and looked as impressed as anyone. The orchestra played on for several minutes after she left the stage and received almost as big an applause as the lady herself.

Earlier on, Pete Doherty played a surprise acoustic gig at the mud-filled Park Stage, playing a number of Libertines tracks, including 'Can't Stand Me Now, 'What A Waster' and 'Up The Bracket', However, there was no sign of former band mate Carl Barat, who had been rumoured to be playing with him.  

Other highlights from Sunday afternoon included Scott Matthews and The Young Knives in the John Peel Stage, Willy Mason at The Park and Cold War Kids on the Other Stage.

Manic Street Preachers have just finished on the Pyramid Stage, closing with rousing anthem 'A Design For Life'.  

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Photographer: Andrew Future

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