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Dancing with Demons: The Authorized Biography of Dusty Springfield

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  8 reviews

Dusty Springfield led a tragic yet inspiring life, battling her way to the top of the charts and into the hearts of music fans world-wide. Her signature voice made songs such as, "I Only Want to Be With You," "Son of A Preacher Man," and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," international hits. In Dancing With Demons, two of her closest friends, Valentine and Wickham, captu

Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 18th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published August 17th 2000)
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Paul Bryant
Mar 12, 2015 Paul Bryant rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mental health professionals
I like human voices, the more human the better, which is where these dramatic-melismatic upscale and downscale contemporary singers trip up all over their soft parts, I think - they're all so "good" they become interchangeable, like great engines. They sing their songs to death. Under their lashings and howlings and pitch-perfect ululations what sentiment can survive?

Some fine singers of the past got to make one indelible record - Priscilla Paris cooing like the Angel of Complete Sex on "I Love
Jan 19, 2009 Leanne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of the 1960's
Heartbreaking but at times very amusing. Lots of hardcore Dusty fans hate this book because they don't like the way it portrays the singer but I think it shows her fun loving side as well as the beautifully talented but extremely troubled part that pretty ,much ruled her life. I hope this is a true recollection of Dusty because, not only did I thoroughly enjoy her story but I also found many parts of the book that I could relate to.
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Jorge Perez
I am reading a string of musical biographies by folks with mental health issues. This Dusty book is wonderful for someone who does not know much about this fantastic singer. It was difficult to read about her life after the alcohol, pills, and cutting began, not to mention her disease diagnoses later in life. Recommend this book if you love this singer.
David Stimpson
I Loved Dusty ..A real Account of Wonderful Singers life ..reading this book i Loved and Disliked Her ...But i will Read it Again one Day ..
A good Dusty Biography that I enjoyed
yes I would go see a film about her
but not quite yet...
Jared Mann
OMG this book had me crying on public transportation. LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!!!!
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