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Dusty Springfield

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When she lost her battle with cancer in her sixtieth year, the phenomenal reaction to her death confirmed her appeal across generations. From the 60s hits like 'I Only Want to Be With You', 'Son of a Preacher Man' and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me', to her 80s collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys and beyond, Dusty has retained her reputation as one of the few authenti...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 10th 2000 by Pan Books (first published September 1st 1989)
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According to what I've heard, people have written some pretty horrific books about Dusty Springfield over the years. This one seemed to be on the high quality end of the spectrum, so I bought it along with The Complete Dusty Springfield, which I haven't read yet.

When I first got into 60s music years ago, Dusty Springfield and Françoise Hardy were the first females I really dug. I've been wanting to learn more about Dusty for a long time, but the library only had crappy books about her that I di...more
"For being such a well-regarded singer, there are actually few books written about the life and music of Dusty Springfield. With her biography Dusty, British music journalist Lucy O’Brien does an excellent job of tracking the peaks and valleys of the beehived diva’s incredible career. As a matter of fact, a more appropriate title for this book would also belong to one of Dusty’s albums — See All Her Faces. One of the great contradictions about Dusty is that she never truly reconciled her bejewel...more
Michael Dipietro
Huh. I bought this partly because it seemed favorably reviewed on here - but, the writing was really weird. It didn't get much into the really juicy details of Dusty's life, who her lovers were, etc. The author was really preoccupied with dryly describing how each single charted and giving pretty boring synopses of Dusty's albums. Maybe I need to try one of the more 'judgmental' biographies another reviewer mentioned to get something a bit more sensational. This still managed to make me love Dus...more
Riley Cooper
It's a decent read that was written without the sensationalism that dogged Dusty for much of her career in England. I like the nonjudgmental tone of this book. Reading this has also given me more appreciation of Dusty's unique vocals during the 60's.
A very good biography of a very beautiful and talented woman.
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