Dusty Springfield

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, 16 April 1939, Hampstead, London, England, d. 2 March 1999, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. A long-standing critical favourite but sadly neglected by the mass public from the early 70s until the end of the 80s, the career of the greatest white soul/pop singer the UK has ever produced was a turbulent one. Formerly referred to as ‘the White Negress’, Springfield began as a member of the cloying pop trio the Lana Sisters in the 50s, and moved with her brother Tom (Dion O’Brien, b. 2 July 1934, Hampstead, London, England), and Tim Field into the Springfields, one of Britain’s top pop/folk acts of the early 60s. During the Merseybeat boom, she took a bold step by going solo. Her debut in late 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ (the first ever song performed on the long-running UK television programme Top Of The Pops) removed any doubts the previously shy convent girl may have had;...

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