Personalities | Dusty Springfield | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, 1939–99)

British-born Springfield (born Mary O’Brien), formerly of The Springfields, showed her affiliation with American girl-group pop on her first outing, 1963’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’. Hits by the Brill Building’s best songwriting teams (including Bacharach-David and Goffin-King) earned her respect as the finest white soul singer of her era. Her 1969 album Dusty In Memphis is now considered a pop soul classic. A 1987 Pet Shop Boys collaboration triggered a successful comeback.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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