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Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield c.1965
Background information
Birth name Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien
Born April 16, 1939(1939-04-16)
Origin Flag of the United Kingdom West Hampstead, London
Died March 2, 1999 (aged 59)
Genre(s) Pop music
Years active 19581995
Label(s) Philips Records, Atlantic Records

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Contents

Biography

Early life and group career

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien[1] (born April 16, 1939, in West Hampstead, London, England)[2] was brought up in the west London borough of Ealing. She was of Irish heritage. The name "Dusty" was given to her when she was a child, probably as she had been a tomboy in her early years. As a child, she was a fan of American Jazz and the music of Peggy Lee. At age 11, she went into a local record shop in Ealing and made her first record, an amateur imitation of Peggy Lee singing the Irving Berlin song "When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam".[3] is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Hampstead is an area in northwest London, England, situated between Childs Hill to the north, Frognal and Hampstead to the east, Swiss Cottage to the south, and Kilburn to the west. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The administrative area of Greater London contains thirty-two London boroughs. ... , Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ... For other uses, see Tomboy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and traditional pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ...


Mary O'Brien's first professional musical experience came in 1958, when she joined the British vocal group the Lana Sisters and recorded a number of singles with them over the following two years. In 1960 she left the Lana Sisters and formed the pop-folk trio the Springfields with brother Dion O'Brien and Tim Feild (the two of whom had been working together as the Kensington Squares). According to Tim Feild, the new trio chose "the Springfields" as their name while practising in a field in Somerset in the spring of that year. So Mary became Dusty Springfield, while brother Dion took the name Tom Springfield. // Formation Riss Chantelle formed The Lana Sisters in 1958, along with Lynne Abrams. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK and USA but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. ... Born Dion OBrien on 2nd July 1934 in Hampstead, London, England, Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... Born Dion OBrien on 2nd July 1934 in Hampstead, London, England, Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. ... Born Dion OBrien on 2nd July 1934 in Hampstead, London, England, Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. ...


The first recording contract the Springfields signed was offered to them by producer Johnny Franz at Philips Records in London. With early singles including "Breakaway" and "Bambino", and numerous television appearances, the trio soon became very popular in the UK. After Tim Feild left the group, he was replaced by Mike Hurst, and the Springfields became even more successful. Their biggest hit, the Tom Springfield composition "Island of Dreams", was released towards the end of 1962, rose to the Top 5 and stayed in the charts for six months. Earlier in 1962 the Springfields had scored a Top 20 hit in the United States with their single "Silver Threads and Golden Needles". Pre-Beatles, this was quite an achievement for a British act. The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK and USA but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. ... Johnny Franz (born John Charles Franz, 23 February 1922) was a UK record producer and A&R man at the legendary Philips label in Britain, which was established in 1953. ... Philips Records is a record label that was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Michael D. Hurst is a prominent municipal politician in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...


In late 1962, intent on making an authentic American album, the Springfields travelled to Nashville, Tennessee, to record Folk Songs from the Hills. It was during a stopover in New York City that Dusty Springfield, already a fan of black vocal groups such as the Shirelles, first heard "Tell Him" by the Exciters and immediately became smitten and inspired by its sound. This was a key moment for Springfield. She felt at once that her own future was now clearly signposted. It was no longer in the direction of the folk- and country-influenced sounds of the Springfields but towards a form of pop music more rooted in rhythm and blues. She felt, too, that she would have to assume a position of far greater control, especially in the recording studio. Her desire to move on, however, was prompted not only by personal ambition but also by a growing sense that pop music was about to change for ever. By early 1963 the Springfields had for two successive years been voted Britain's Top Vocal Group, but a trip around this time to Liverpool's Cavern Club, where the trio now witnessed the raw power of a live performance from the ascendant Beatles, told them their days were numbered. So even though the Springfields were at the height of their fame — the spring of 1963 bringing them another UK Top-5 hit with "Say I Won't Be There" — they each agreed that the time had come for them to think about going their separate ways. They played their last gig in October 1963. The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK and USA but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ... Tell Him is the name of a song written by Bert Berns. ... The Exciters were an American pop music group of the 1960s. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... External view of the New Cavern Club, January 2006 The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles on 9 November 1961. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...


Tom Springfield and Mike Hurst both largely gave up performing but remained in the music business. As primary songwriter, and record producer, for the UK-based Australian pop-folk band the Seekers, Tom Springfield scored major hits in the UK, the United States and Australia. Hurst, too, achieved success as a producer and worked in that capacity with Cat Stevens, Manfred Mann, the Move, the Spencer Davis Group, Showaddywaddy, the Four Tops and others. Born Dion OBrien on 2nd July 1934 in Hampstead, London, England, Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. ... Michael D. Hurst is a prominent municipal politician in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the Australian music group. ... Yusuf Islam[2] (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London), who was known as Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam. ... Cock-A-Hoop Manfred Mann was a British R&B and pop band of the 1960s, named after its keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970s follow-on group Manfred Manns Earth Band. ... The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... You Put the Hurt On Me The Spencer Davis Group was formed in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s as The Rhythm and Blues Quartet. ... Showaddywaddy were a popular 1970s pop group from Leicester, UK. They specialised in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s, and dressed as Teddy Boys. ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ...


Solo success

Dusty Springfield's first single, "I Only Want to Be with You", was released in November 1963, just three weeks after the Springfields had disbanded, and was big success, rising to number 4 in the British charts. In the States it was a "sure shot" on WMCA in New York, even before the station had started playing the Beatles, and went on to become a Top 10 hit locally in New York, while reaching number 12 nationally. It was followed in 1964 by a string of successful singles, including "Stay Awhile", "All Cried Out" and "Losing You". For the song by Hootie and the Blowfish, see Only Wanna Be with You. ... The Springfields were a British pop-folk vocal trio in the early 1960s, who had success both in the UK and USA but are now best remembered as the launch pad for singer Dusty Springfield. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its Good Guys Top 40 era in the 1960s. ... This article is about the state. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Springfield remarked that she had become a fan of composer Burt Bacharach in 1962, when she had been deeply impressed by Dionne Warwick's recording of "Don't Make Me Over", a song written by Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David. Springfield herself was to record a number of their compositions, including another two 1964 releases: "Wishin' and Hopin'", a Top 10 hit for her in the States, and "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself", which reached number 3 in Britain. She was later chosen to record the original version of "The Look of Love", another notable Bacharach-David composition, for the 1967 spoof Bond movie Casino Royale. "The Look of Love" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song of 1967. That year, Springfield's recording of the song was a Top 10 radio hit on stations like KGB in San Diego and KHJ in Los Angeles, but in 1968 a cover version by Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 became a bigger hit and reached the national Top 10. The song appears, however, to have remained more closely associated with Springfield, whose interpretation is widely regarded as definitive. This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Dont Make Me Over is a 1962 soul single recorded by American singer Dionne Warwick and her first collaborative effort with the famed songwriting-producing team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Audio sample Info Wishin’ & Hopin’ (help· info) Wishin and Hopin is a song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. ... I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself is a single by The White Stripes. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ...


By the mid-1960s, Springfield was one of the biggest solo artists of her day. Other hit singles included the 1965 releases "Your Hurtin' Kinda Love", "In the Middle of Nowhere" and "Some of Your Lovin'". Her greatest hit, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", was released in 1966. It reached number 4 in the US charts, while in Britain it went the full distance to number 1 (and was the only one of her records to do so). Springfield first heard this song when it was performed in its original Italian at the San Remo Music Festival in 1965. She moved quickly to get hold of an acetate demo, but it took another twelve months for the English lyrics to materialise. These, in the end, came from her friend and future manager Vicki Wickham, who wrote them with Simon Napier-Bell, reportedly in the back of a cab the night before Springfield was due to record the song. You Dont Have To Say You Love Me is a single by British singer Dusty Springfield. ... San Remo Music Festival (Festival della canzone italiana), running since 1951, is an Italian popular song contest held annually (first part of March) in San Remo. ... Vicki Wickham (b. ... In the music business, Simon Napier-Bell (born 1939) has been bandboy, manager, producer, songwriter, journalist and author. ...


Early in her career, Springfield created a controversy when she refused to play in front of a segregated crowd in South Africa. She had a clause written into her contract that specifically stated she would perform only before mixed audiences. She performed two concerts thus, and was promptly asked by the South African government to leave the country. She stated that she didn't intend her insistence on the clause to be any sort of social statement, but rather that she felt anyone should be able to listen to her music.


Springfield was often a featured artist, and also, the first guest on the British television music show Ready Steady Go!, produced by Vicki Wickham, who would later become her manager. Because of her great, almost obsessive, enthusiasm for Motown music, Springfield was selected in 1965 to host The Sound Of Motown, a Ready Steady Go! special that introduced Motown and American soul music to British audiences. In the 1994 video biography, Dusty — Full Circle, several of the musicians who participated, most notably Martha Reeves, one of Springfield's favourite singers, credited the media exposure, and Springfield's advocacy of the music, with helping them to break into the British pop charts. Similarly, Dusty would later suggest to the heads of Atlantic Records that they should sign the newly-formed Led Zeppelin in the wake of the Yardbirds dissolution (and the remaining members' contractual freedom from Columbia Records). The signing of Led Zeppelin is considered one of the great A&R coups that would distinguish Atlantic. Both incidents testify to Springfield's forward-thinking music business savvy. RSG! studio floor with Manfred Mann performing. ... Vicki Wickham (b. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul singer and was the lead singer of the legendary Motown girl group Martha & the Vandellas. ...


Springfield's successful recording and performing career led to her being given four UK television series of her own: Dusty (BBC, 1966 and 1967), It Must Be Dusty (ITV, 1968) and Decidedly Dusty (BBC, 1969). Her shows featured many leading stars of the day as guests. One of the most memorable was the now legendary rock guitarist and singer Jimi Hendrix, who appeared on one of the 1968 shows and duetted with Springfield on the song "Mockingbird". The master videotape of this appearance was later erased, although a brief fragment of Hendrix's performance on the show, filmed directly off the television screen by a fan, has survived. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ...


Like many other solo singers who did not write their own songs, Springfield's recording career was dependent on the quality of the material she could obtain, and by the end of the decade, top-notch material was becoming harder to find. Carole King, whose songs had provided Springfield with a number of album tracks as well as two of her biggest UK hit singles, "Some of Your Lovin'" (1965) and "Goin' Back" (1966), was embarking on a singing career of her own, while the chart-busting Bacharach-David partnership was foundering. Springfield's status in the music industry was further complicated by the gradual fracturing in the late 1960s of the formerly homogeneous pop market into many distinct musical genres. Her music was coming to be seen as "unhip" at a time when hipness was necessary for musical success. In addition, her performing career was becoming bogged down on the UK touring circuit, which at that time largely consisted of Working Men's clubs and the hotel and cabaret circuit. Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


By 1968, Springfield's name was appearing in the charts less frequently than before, although a notable success that year was the UK Top-5 hit "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten". So hoping to reinvigorate her career and boost her credibility, she signed with Atlantic Records, home label of one of her soul music idols, Aretha Franklin, and began recording an album in Memphis, Tennessee, with ace producers Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd. The Memphis sessions, which took place at the American Studios, were a challenge for Wexler. He was not used to working with an artist who was in such habitual pursuit of perfection, and he was surprised, given Springfield's talent, by her apparent insecurity. Springfield later attributed her initial unease to a very real anxiety about being compared with the soul greats who had recorded in those same studios. In the end, the Memphis tracking sessions were completed without any major work being done on the vocals, almost all of which were recorded some weeks later in New York. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Gerald Jerry Wexler (born January 10, 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. ...

Cover of Springfield's 1969 album Dusty in Memphis.

Despite the anxious moments during production, the album, Dusty in Memphis, was released in 1969 to great critical acclaim. Now regarded as Springfield's magnum opus, it has over the years appeared in several "best of all time" lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone magazine in the United States and Q magazine in Britain. Dusty in Memphis is probably best known for "Son of a Preacher Man", which was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Surprisingly, though, the album itself was a commercial disappointment. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis album cover. ... Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis album cover. ... Dusty in Memphis. ... Dusty in Memphis. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ... Dusty in Memphis track listing So Much Love (2) Son of Preacher Man (3) I Dont Want to Hear It Anymore (4) Son of a Preacher Man is a single released by Dusty Springfield in 1968 and featured on the 1969 album, Dusty in Memphis. ...


"Son of a Preacher Man" can be seen as encapsulating some of the ironies of Springfield's career and how she perceived herself in comparison with other artists. The song had originally been offered to, and turned down by, Aretha Franklin. When Franklin later relented and recorded it herself around 1970 as an album track, Springfield felt Franklin's version was superior and thereafter adopted some of Franklin's phrasing when performing the song live. Yet it was the original Springfield version of "Son of a Preacher Man" that was to enjoy a significant revival in the 1990s: it was featured in a scene from Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction (1994), the soundtrack of which became a best seller. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


The Seventies and Eighties

Springfield's second album for Atlantic Records, A Brand New Me, was released in 1970 (and appeared in the UK on the Philips Records label with the title From Dusty with Love). Although it yielded the Top 25 single "A Brand New Me", the album itself was as commercially unsuccessful as Dusty in Memphis. It was one of the first works produced by Gamble and Huff productions, who would go on to great success in the R&B genre with their "Philadelphia sound". Gamble and Huff themselves wrote all the songs; however, production is anonymously credited to "Staff". A third album for the Atlantic label, produced by Jeff Barry, was abandoned because of unsuccessful single releases (including the intended title track "(I'll Be) Faithful". The masters were later destroyed in a fire, but Barry reportedly kept copies of the intended final mixes, and most of the material was released on the 1999 American deluxe reissue of Dusty in Memphis on Rhino Records. Her next album, See All Her Faces (1972), was released only in Britain. With a mix of tracks recorded in England and the States between 1969 and 1971, See All Her Faces had none of the cohesion of her previous two albums. In 1972 Springfield signed a contract in the States with ABC Dunhill Records, and the resulting album, Cameo, was released early in 1973 with a minimum of publicity. It remains the hardest to find of Springfield's official discography. The album's producers (Lambert & Potter) went on to make a string of hits with, among others, the Four Tops and Glen Campbell. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Philips Records is a record label that was founded by Dutch electronics giant Philips. ... Cover of the US version of the album, A Brand New Me From Dusty With Love is singer Dusty Springfields sixth album for the Philips Records label. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeff Barry (born Joel Adelberg, 1938, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ellie Greenwich (born 1940, Brooklyn, N.Y.) comprised one of the most prolific and successful Brill Building song writing and production teams in the early 1960s. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC Dunhill Records starts when ABC Records purchases Dunhill Records They purchase Duke Records and Peacock Records on 23 May 1973. ... Cameo is Dusty Springfields first LP for the ABC Dunhill Records label, recorded in 1973 and released the same year (Cameo was released on the Phillips label in the UK). ... A list of albums and singles released by English singer Dusty Springfield. ... Brian Lambert is the founder of the United Professional Sales Association. ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ... For the Scottish broadcaster, see Glenn Campbell (broadcaster). ...


In 1974, Springfield began work in New York on a second ABC Dunhill album, which was given the working title Elements but scheduled for release as Longing. Its producer was Brooks Arthur, who had been responsible for hit records by singer-songwriters such as Janis Ian. Arthur produced for the Longing album a version of Ian's "In the Winter" that was to rank among Springfield's most critically acclaimed recordings, with Ian quoted as saying that after hearing Springfield's performance, she felt she could no longer "do the piece justice". The Longing sessions, however, were eventually abandoned due to Springfield's problematic personal life at the time, but much of the resulting material was later released (including, controversially, some tentative and incomplete vocals) on the 2001 compilation Beautiful Soul. Longing was to have been Dusty Springfields second LP for the ABC Dunhill Records label, and ninth studio album overall, recorded in 1974 and planned for released the same year. ... Janis Ian (born April 7, 1951[1]) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction author. ...


Springfield put her career on hold during the mid-1970s, though she did sporadic work with fellow artists like Anne Murray and Elton John, providing background vocals on John's hit single "The Bitch Is Back". She continued to work on material for new albums throughout the late 1970s for the United Artists Records label, resulting in the albums It Begins Again (1978) and Living Without Your Love (1979). Both were critically lauded, but commercially unsuccessful; only It Begins Again charted on either side of the Atlantic, and only briefly made the British charts. During this time Springfield had very few charting singles and soon drifted from popular view. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ... It Begins Again is a Dusty Springfield album, recorded in 1977 and released in 1978. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Recorded in 1978 and released in 1979, Living Without Your Love was Dusty Springfields last LP recorded for her label Mercury Records, which she had been with in various forms for nearly 20 years. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


She then endured a string of bad luck with record companies. In London she recorded two singles for her British label, Mercury Records (part of the Phonogram group). The first was the disco-influenced "Baby Blue", which reached number 61 in Britain. The second, "Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees", was to be Springfield's final single for Phonogram, who after twenty years were appearing to lose interest in the singer. Returning to the States, Springfield signed a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Records, which resulted in the unsuccessful single "It Goes Like It Goes" (a cover version of the song from the film Norma Rae). Next came the 1982 album White Heat. Heavily influenced by the New Wave genre, this album was something of a departure for Springfield, who was uncharacteristically proud of the piece. Due, however, to corporate reorganisation, White Heat ended up on the Casablanca label and, despite some excellent reviews, was released only in the USA and Canada. (Casablanca, with no distribution outlet in the UK, had been hopeful of securing its UK release through Phonogram, but the British company declined, feeling that Springfield was no longer popular enough to warrant the expense of promotion.) It was not long after the record's release that another reshuffle saw the end of Casablanca Records, and White Heat was eventually absorbed into the Universal Music Group along with Springfield's Phonogram recordings. This, though, was no bad thing, as it meant that a good number of the singer's important works were now in the hands of one company. As such, future retrospectives could be released with a minimum of licensing and its associated "negotiations" between labels Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... Norma Rae is a 1979 film which tells the story of a woman from a small town in the Southern United States who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. ... White Light/White Heat is The Velvet Undergrounds second album. ... New Wave was a rock music and pop genre and movement that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ...


Springfield tried to revive her career again in 1985 by returning to the UK and signing to Peter Stringfellow's Hippodrome Records label, which resulted in a single called "Sometimes Like Butterflies" and a disastrous appearance on Stringfellow's live television show. The song was released against Springfield's wishes with a practice vocal recorded while she had laryngitis. The singer left the label in response. This article is about the year. ... Peter Stringfellow (born October 17, 1940 in South Yorkshire, UK) is a multi-millionaire businessman and minor British celebrity. ... Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. ...


A return to popularity

Springfield's fortunes finally took an upward turn in 1987, when she accepted an invitation from the British pop duo Pet Shop Boys to sing with the duo's Neil Tennant on their single "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" and appear in its promotional video. The record became a best seller around the world, rising to number 2 in both the British and the American charts and bringing Springfield firmly back into public view. The song subsequently appeared on the Pet Shop Boys' album Actually, as well as on both of their greatest-hits collections. It was also included on the US compilation The Dusty Springfield Anthology (1997), which was the singer's first major retrospective in the States. Springfield and the duo performed the song at the 1988 BRIT Awards ceremony in London. Eleven years later, shortly after Springfield had died, the Pet Shop Boys staged a special version of "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" as part of their Nightlife tour in 1999. This time, Neil Tennant sang with Springfield by means of a video projection that featured the late singer's performance from their original promotional video along with clips of her television appearances from the 1960s. Footage of this event was later released on the Pet Shop Boys DVD Montage. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop/pop music grammy-nominated duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and very occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... Actually is the third album, the second of entirely new music, by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Nightlife is the eleventh album, the seventh of entirely new music, by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. ...


Also in 1987, Springfield sang lead vocals on the Richard Carpenter track "Something in Your Eyes", which was recorded for Carpenter's album Time and released as a single, becoming a number-12 Adult Contemporary hit in the US. There was now a significant resurgence of interest in Springfield's music, and in 1988 a new compilation of her greatest hits, The Silver Collection, became a best seller. Springfield was soon back in the studio with the Pet Shop Boys, who now produced her recording of their song "Nothing Has Been Proved". This had been commissioned for the soundtrack of the film Scandal, based on the 1960s British political scandal known as the Profumo Affair. "Nothing Has Been Proved", released as a single in early 1989, gave Springfield another Top 20 hit in the UK, as did its follow-up, the upbeat "In Private", which was written and produced, again, by the Pet Shop Boys. Springfield capitalised on these achievements by recording the 1990 album Reputation. This was another Top 20 success. The writing and production credits for half of the album, which included the two recent hit singles, went once more to the Pet Shop Boys, while the album's other producers included Dan Hartman. Richard Lynn Carpenter (b. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Scandal (1989) is a British drama film, a fictionalised account of the Profumo affair. ... The Profumo Affair was a political scandal from 1963 in the United Kingdom that is named after the then-Secretary of State for War, John Profumo. ... Reputation is an album by British singer Dusty Springfield, recorded in the UK and initially only released in the UK. An updated version, containing tracks recorded, but not used, for Reputation was released in both the US and UK in 1997 and retitled Reputation and Rarities. ... Dan Hartman (December 8, 1950 - March 22, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. ...


Prior to recording the Reputation album, Springfield's success with "What Have I Done to Derserve This?" and The Silver Collection had persuaded her that the time was right to leave California for good. So by 1988, along with her two cats, she had relocated to Europe. She lived briefly in Amsterdam, where there are no quarantine restrictions, and finally settled back home in England, initially in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.


In 1993 Springfield was invited to record a duet with her former 1960s professional rival and friend Cilla Black. This was "Heart and Soul", from Black's Through the Years album, which was recorded for Sony Records. Springfield herself was subsequently offered a recording contract by Sony, for whom, in 1994, she made what was to be her final album, A Very Fine Love. Although she recorded it in Nashville, Tennessee, Springfield was emphatic that A Very Fine Love was a pop, rather than a country, album. One or two of the songs, however, were written by well-known Nashville songwriters and produced with a typical country feel. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Cilla Black OBE (born 27 May 1942) is an English singer-songwriter and television personality, born Priscilla Maria Veronica White to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother in Liverpool. ... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... Recorded in 1994 and released in 1995 A Very Fine Love was a Dusty Springfield release on Columbia Records, in both the US and UK, her first such simultaneous release since Living Without Your Love in 1979. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


The last song Dusty Springfield ever recorded was the George and Ira Gershwin standard "Someone to Watch over Me". This recording was made in London in 1995 for an insurance company's television advertisement and was eventually released commercially in 2000, when it was included on Simply Dusty, the extensive anthology the singer had helped plan but would not live to see released. “Gershwin” redirects here. ... Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. ... Someone to Watch over Me is a song by George and Ira Gershwin from the musical Oh, Kay!. It has been performed by artists from Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Ella Fitzgerald to Linda Ronstadt and Melissa Manchester. ...


Death

Before releasing her final album, A Very Fine Love, in 1995, Springfield was diagnosed with breast cancer. While recording the album the previous year in Nashville she had felt unwell, but it was only when she returned home to England that she discovered the cause. She received treatment and, for a time, the cancer was in remission. In apparent good health again, Springfield set about promoting the album and gave a particularly memorable live performance of one of its tracks, "Where Is a Woman to Go?", on the television music show Later With Jools Holland (BBC), backed by singers Alison Moyet and Sinéad O'Connor. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer/songwriter noted for her bluesy voice. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (IPA: [1]) (born December 8, 1966) is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter. ...


The cancer was detected again in the summer of 1996, and Springfield, after a spirited fight, was eventually defeated. She died, aged 59, on 2 March 1999, just ten days before her induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The day she died was also the day she had been due to go to Buckingham Palace to receive her OBE medal. A short while earlier, however, officials at St James's Palace had given permission for the medal to be collected from them by Springfield's manager Vicki Wickham, who duly presented it to the singer in hospital, where they had been joined by a small party of Springfield's friends and relations. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... Obe can mean: Obe, in Afghanistan Ebenezer Obe, a Nigerian musician. ... Main entrance of St Jamess Palace, London St Jamess Palace is one of Londons oldest and most historic palaces. ...


The singer's funeral service, which attracted considerable media attention, was attended by hundreds of fans as well as such figures from the music business as Elvis Costello, Lulu and the Pet Shop Boys. It took place in Oxfordshire, at the ancient parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames, where Springfield had lived for the last few years of her life. A marker dedicated to her memory can now be found in the church's graveyard. Some of Springfield's ashes were buried at Henley, while the rest were scattered by her brother, Tom Springfield, at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop/pop music grammy-nominated duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and very occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... Born Dion OBrien on 2nd July 1934 in Hampstead, London, England, Tom Springfield was the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. ... Looking north towards OBriens Tower The Cliffs of Moher (Aillte an Mhothair, Cliffs of the ruin) are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of The Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Republic of Ireland. ... County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. ...


Career challenges and personal struggles

Springfield had been raised as a strict Catholic and, despite her reported reluctance to participate in confession and Mass, she kept her faith in a Higher Being to the end of her life. The conflict between her conservative religious faith and her life was one that affected her deeply. Springfield's biographers and several journalists have suggested she had two personas: shy, quiet Mary O'Brien, and the persona she created in Dusty Springfield. This article is about the practice of confession in the Modern confessional in the Church of the Holy Name, Dunedin, New Zealand. ... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ...


In all aspects of her career, but especially in the studio, Springfield was a notorious perfectionist. Some labeled her as "difficult". Much of this can now be seen as a reaction from male colleagues who, in a very male-dominated industry, were wholly unused to women taking control in the studio. She often produced her songs, but could not take credit for doing so, as it was seen as bad form. Springfield's musical ear was very finely tuned and she was totally intolerant of anything less than perfection, which some session musicians did not appreciate. To add to the challenges, she did not read and write music as the session musicians did, making it even harder for her to communicate what she wanted. She was notorious for her agonisingly painstaking vocal sessions, during which she would often record short phrases or even single words or syllables, over and over again, to get the precise feeling and musical quality that she wanted. She was not alone in this practice: many of the Motown artists in the 1960s had wrecked the nerves of recording engineers by insistently punching in vocal phrases (a practice which overwrites the recorded vocal but in the 1960s could have ruined an entire recording if anything went wrong). Springfield's version of this technique was decidedly extreme by all accounts. Punching in refers to a recording technique used on early multitrack recordings whereby a portion of the performance was overdubbed onto a previously recorded tape, usually overwriting any sound that had previously been on the track used. ...


Springfield's biographers attribute much of her "difficult" behaviour to her dysfunctional family background and her deep insecurity, which began in childhood. Her mother was prone to explosive rages and would often throw things to express anger — a trait which Springfield herself soon adopted. Her accountant father, conversely, was quiet and withdrawn, and it is evident that, at least in part, her mother's violent "acting out" was an attempt to gain her husband's attention. Mary/Dusty's growing insecurity was heightened by her parents' blatant favouring of her older brother Dion (Tom).


In her early career much of her odd behaviour was carried out more or less in fun — like her famous food fights — and it was at the time dismissed as merely "eccentric". One story related in her biography tells how, when Springfield first performed in America, she was too nervous to meet the other performers on the bill, so she found a box full of crockery and hurled it down a flight of stairs in order to bring the other performers out of their dressing rooms.


But as the Springfield persona became more and more famous, she was indulged, pampered and spoiled, and plummeted into chronic drug and alcohol abuse. For much of the Seventies, living in Hollywood, Springfield alternately battled mental health and substance abuse issues. When her career imploded, she began to internalise her violent behaviour. The seriousness of her increasingly frequent acts of self-harm resulted in her being hospitalised on numerous occasions. Though she reportedly attempted suicide several times, it was later realized that she was battling with the mental health problem of cutting. Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ...


Sexuality

Throughout much of Springfield's career, her sexuality was a matter of speculation. In 1970, she disclosed that she was bisexual when she told Ray Connolly of the London Evening Standard during an interview that "A lot of people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it....I know I'm perfectly as capable of being swayed by a girl as by a boy." By 1970 standards, Springfield had made a very bold statement. The fact that she never married meant that the issue continued to be raised throughout her life from this point onwards, although she stated that she had enjoyed relationships with both men and women "and liked it". Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ...


There is some debate among friends and fans regarding this issue; Springfield was intensely private about her personal life, and after the 1970 interview, she seldom directly addressed the issue or made a definitive statement regarding her sexuality in the press and questions of a certain nature were prohibited in press interviews. However, Springfield occasionally made subtle references and openly appreciated her homosexual audience. For example, during a 1979 concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, her last large scale concert in the UK, Springfield noted the number of obviously homosexual men in the front rows, commenting that she was "glad to see that the royalty isn't confined to the box", playing on the term "queens", which is also used to refer to homosexual men. This offended Princess Margaret, who was present in the box, and Dusty was sent a letter to be signed, apologising for insulting the monarchy[clarify]. She still eventually received the OBE. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... “Albert Hall” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor; (August 21, 1930—February 9, 2002) was a member of the British Royal Family, the second eldest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander...


Several biographies about Springfield have touched on the issue of Springfield's sexual orientation. Lucy O'Brien's biography Dusty (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989) mentions the rumours in passing. Penny Valentine's 2000 book Dancing with Demons, which included significant contributions by Springfield's friend and manager Vicki Wickham, identifies Springfield as a lesbian, indicating Springfield never had a relationship with a man, except when she had wanted to make a lover jealous. Singer-songwriter Carole Pope of the Canadian band Rough Trade disclosed in her 2001 book Anti-Diva that she and Springfield had a relationship and lived together in Toronto when Springfield worked with her (Pope wrote the song "Soft Core", which appeared on Springfield's White Heat album). Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... Carole Pope (born August 6, 1950 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian rock singer, whose provocative blend of hard-edged new wave rock with explicit homoerotic and BDSM-themed lyrics made her one of the first openly lesbian pop stars in the world. ... Rough Trade was a Canadian new wave rock band in the 1970s and 1980s. ... White Light/White Heat is The Velvet Undergrounds second album. ...


Legacy

Springfield is widely regarded by many as one of the finest soul singers of all time, an accomplishment made even more notable by the fact that she was a "blue-eyed soul" singer — a white singer who sang material in a way normally associated with African-American singers. It is also notable that she was held in high esteem by many black singers (such as Aretha Franklin and Martha Reeves) whom she, in turn, also emulated and idolised. Aside from her contemporaries, many other artists have cited her as an influence or have cited their love of her music, including Neil Tennant, Elvis Costello, Beth Orton, Annie Lennox and Elton John. The diversity of music — jazz, R&B, pop, rock, show tunes, country, electronica, and even rap (in her song "Daydreaming") — and the authority with which she sang in those genres is often mentioned. Springfield was among few singers in the Rock Music genre known for their interpretive prowess. In her 2005 list for iTunes, Carole King accompanied her inclusion of "Son of a Preacher Man" with the comment "there is a hole in music where Dusty Springfield used to be", and elaborated that Springfield was indeed a unique and respected talent (and premised the statement authoritatively by citing Springfield's many recordings of Carole King songs). This article is about the novel Soul Music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article is about the color. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama) is an American R&B and soul singer and was the lead singer of the legendary Motown girl group Martha & the Vandellas. ... Neil Tennant (right) with collaborator Chris Lowe (left) Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England) is an English musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, Pet Shop Boys. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Elizabeth Caroline Orton[1], commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970), is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter. ... Annie Lennox (born Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician and vocalist. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Dusty in Memphis track listing So Much Love (2) Son of Preacher Man (3) I Dont Want to Hear It Anymore (4) Son of a Preacher Man is a single released by Dusty Springfield in 1968 and featured on the 1969 album, Dusty in Memphis. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Posthumous

Springfield's work has continued to draw attention after her death, and the critical acclaim for Dusty in Memphis has kept her in the spotlight. Dusty in Memphis. ...

  • In what was considered a very rare departure from royal protocol, Queen Elizabeth said she was 'saddened' to learn of Springfield's death.
  • In November 2006 Springfield was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame; "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" was performed by singer Patti LaBelle and "Son of a Preacher Man" was performed by Joss Stone.
  • In Australia, a hit musical based on Springfield's life, Dusty The Original Pop Diva, premiered in January 2006 to wide acclaim and sold-out performances. The musical starring Tamsin Carroll as Springfield, won a 2006 Helpmann Award for Carroll as Best Female Actor in a Musical. Deni Hines plays Reno, an imaginary character who represents Springfield's bisexual relationships and the prejudice of the time.
  • Currently, there are several movie projects in the works based on Springfield's biographies. One project is slated to have Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth portraying Springfield.
  • A British musical opened on February 23 2000 at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. There was a reasonably successful nationwide tour but no West End transfer. The musical tells the story of Dusty's life through the memories and dreams of Carol, a fictional, middle-aged housewife and devoted fan. Dusty was played by Mari Wilson, Carol by Chrissie Cotterill and the Director was Bob Tomson.

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Miscellaneous

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  • Dusty Springfield had a great love for animals, particularly cats, and was an advocate for several humane groups.
  • In the late 1980s, for use over the main credits of US television's Growing Pains, Springfield, with singer BJ Thomas, recorded the third version of "As Long as We Got Each Other", the show's theme song. This version was used during the show's fourth season (1988-1989).
  • Springfield recorded the song "Bits and Pieces", written by Dominic Frontiere and Norman Gimbel, for Richard Rush's Oscar-nominated film The Stunt Man (1980). Sections of "Bits and Pieces" are used twice in the film, while the song's melody is echoed in parts of Frontiere's score.
  • UK jazz-pop duo Swing Out Sister have covered two songs associated with Dusty Springfield: "The Windmills of Your Mind" (1989) and "Am I The Same Girl?" (1992). They have also performed live the Springfield-associated song "Where Am I Going?"
  • Springfield is mentioned as being a favorite singer of the fictional Dempsey sisters in the 2000 novel Welcome to Temptation by American romantic comedy writer Jennifer Crusie.
  • Springfield's theme song for US television's The Six Million Dollar Man was used over the opening credits of the early episodes in 1974 but was dropped when the credits were subsequently replaced with those that became the staple for the series: "Steve Austin ... astronaut." http://youtube.com/watch?v=Je8Tp9TeB8I
  • A sample from "Son of a Preacher Man" was used on Cypress Hill's cult-classic stoner-culture song "Hits from the Bong" on their album Black Sunday (1993).
  • Future well-known music producer Terry Manning attended the recording sessions for Dusty in Memphis in 1968 as a writer/photographer for New Musical Express, but also ended up assisting recording engineer Tom Dowd.
  • Two of Springfield's songs appeared on an episode of the US television series Ally McBeal. The show's character Georgia Thomas has also referenced two of Springfield's songs.
  • Springfield is referenced in the stage play A Mad World, My Masters (1977) by British writer Barry Keeffe and in the novels Stripping Penguins Bare (1991) and The Wimbledon Poisoner (1990) by respective British writers Michael Carson and Nigel Williams.
  • "I Only Want to Be with You" was used as the theme song for the US television sitcom Arli$$ (HBO).
  • Springfield's 1968 song "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten" was used on the UK teen soap Hollyoaks in a September 2007 episode where John Paul McQueen and Craig Dean parted ways. [1]

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Discography

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A list of albums and singles released by English singer Dusty Springfield. ...

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Springfield had heard the song at the San Remo Music Festival and obtained an acetate of the song, but didn't move to record it until nearly a year later, when she was recording new material.
Springfield's fortunes finally changed in 1987, when she was approached by the British pop duo Pet Shop Boys to collaborate with them on a song called "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", which was a smash hit in Britain, USA, and around the world, bringing Dusty back into public view.
Springfield is widely regarded by many as one of the finest soul singers of all time, an accomplishment made even more notable by the fact that she was a "blue eyed soul" singer - a Caucasian singer who sang material in a way normally associated with African-American singers.
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