Diana Dors is something of an icon of British popular culture. Her heyday was in the 50s as the glamorous movie star (check out the excellent Yield To The Night), with a career that continued, albeit steadily in decline, until her death in 1984. She even made it onto the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s album.
And staying on that musical tip, Diana Dors made music – and that now sought-after Swingin’ Dors album from 1960 is getting a reissue (presumably named after the biography pictured here). It’s lounge-style swing, 12 tracks with orchestration by producer/arranger Wally Stott.
It’s released as a limited, individually numbered vinyl LP as well as a CD digipack. Both formats copy the gatefold sleeve of the original and include a 12-page full colour booklet featuring rare and previously unpublished photographs. It’s available from 24th September 2007.
Diana Dors official website