More about James Bond songs from UK documentary

The original spoofy Casino Royale in 1967 was, by all accounts, a big mess. It was instigated by Cubby Broccoli’s former boss, Charles K. Feldman, who snared the rights. But Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, after already having to make Kevin McClory a partner in Thunderball, weren’t in the mood to share a second time with another producer. So Feldman made Casino Royale a spoof instead. Uneven is probably the most tactful description.

However, the film has a major asset, the song The Look of Love. The story behind it is can be seen below. Also, we get a look at the creation of the title song for Moonraker, the third (and least popular) Shirley Bassey Bond song. Dame Shirley wasn’t as keen on it as her earlier Bond efforts but says she did as a favor to her old collaborator John Barry.

As it turns out, Hal David did the lyrics for both of the songs featured in this segement: