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Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important...Wikipedia

Age: 59 (age at death)
Born: 16th April, 1939, London, England
Died: 2nd March, 1999, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality: English
Claim to Fame: Song: Song of a Preacher Man

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A Girl Called Dusty

A Girl Called Dusty (1997)

A Girl Called Dusty was the debut album of British singer Dusty Springfield. It was released in the UK on Philips Records in 1964.

A Very Fine Love
Brand New Me
Cameo
Dusty
 

In late 1967 she was having tremendous trouble charting hits in the USA, so when Nancy Sinatra passed up a chance to record one of Lee Hazlewood`s compositions, Dusty "inherited" the song, and took the chance with open arms. However, despite the song not charting, it is still regarded as a now-hidden-treasure amongst Dusty criteria. The song was a theme to one of the most popular 1960s "youth" films, The Sweet Ride (1968), and was recorded in mid-to-late December 1967, then rerecorded on June 1, 1968, for single release. The song was "Sweet Ride".

 

She was the very first artist to record The Carpenters` 1970 hit "(They Long To Be) Close To You", recording the track back in 1964 and intending it to be a follow-up to her #3 UK hit "I Just Don`t Know What To Do with Myself". However, it was held back from release, but eventually issued on her 1967 album "Where Am I Going?", with the beginning intro edited out of the final cut. One year later, Dionne Warwick tried her hand at covering the song, but her version proved unsuccessful. The original mix of Dusty`s version has only recently been released, on the UK 2-CD compilation "Classics & Collectibles".

Great Performances

Great Performances (1971)

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Heartbreaker
 

It`s marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.

 

I find it an effort to keep up appearances.

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