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A Girl Called Dusty

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Dusty Springfield is a pop music legend. Goddess of the sixties, reluctant recluse of the seventies, enigmatic icon of the eighties and nineties, she attracted a passionate following. A perfectionist in her work, she was a shy, awkward girl off stage. But who really knew her? Who was the real lady behind the black mascara and backcombed hair?
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 6th 2008 by Andre Deutsch Ltd
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Pete daPixie
The sub-title of this biography purports it to be 'An intimate portrait of Dusty Springfield.' I'm not too sure that this book by Sharon Davis quite reaches the mark of any intimate portrait. Or at least one that penetrates below the surface of the make-up and mascara. To be fair to the author, Dusty Springfield, or Mary O'Brien, was always something of a puzzling enigma. Always somewhat reticent from her earliest days when stardom arrived in the early sixties with brother Tom in The Springfield ...more
Jennifer Lafferty
This book is interesting. It was more focused on her music and celebrity than her personal life, which will be disappointing to some readers. I personally liked the fact that the author didn't spend as much time as other writers have on the dark period of Dusty's life and her self destructive behavior. She did explore these topics to some extent without dwelling on them. I felt that it's one of the more balanced and respectful books about her to come along so far. There are also some really intr ...more
Dave Schwensen
Dusty Springfield is my favorite female singer and has been since I first heard her soulful voice. I’ve watched her black and white TV appearances from England’s Ready, Steady, Go in the 1960′s with her high hair, heavy makeup and wondered what she was really like. This book gave me some of the answers, but wasn’t as definitive as I’d hoped.

It goes into detail about her recordings and song choices, and also her deep love for Motown and soul music. But I would have loved to know more about the gi
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Chris Wood
An interesting read, but not really a biography of Dusty the person. Was more of a lengthened discography in many ways.
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