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Dusty Springfield

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Britain’s greatest pop diva, Dusty Springfield was also the best possible white soul vocalist of her period, a performer of remarkable emotional resonance whose body of function spans the years and their attendant music transformations having a regularity and purity unmatched by some of her contemporaries; though a camp icon of attractive extra in her towering beehive hairdo and panda-eye dark mascara, the sultry intimacy and heartbreaking urgency of Springfield’s tone of voice transcended picture and style, embracing from lushly orchestrated pop to gritty R&B to disco with unequalled elegance and depth. She was created Mary O’Brien on Apr 16, 1939, and elevated with an eclectic diet plan of traditional music and jazz, arriving at worship Peggy Lee; after completing her schooling she joined up with the Lana Sisters, a pop vocal trio which released several singles on Fontana before dissolving. In 1960, upon teaming with her sibling Dion O’ Brien and his friend Tim Feild within the folk trio the Springfields, O’Brien used the stage name Dusty Springfield; because of some strikes including “Breakaway,” “Bambino,” and “State I Won’t Become There,” the group was quickly the U.K.’s best-selling take action. Following the Springfields damaged the U.S. Best 20 in 1962 with “Sterling silver Threads and Golden Fine needles,” the group journeyed stateside to record in Nashville, where contact with the rising American girl-group and Motown noises impacted Dusty therefore profoundly that in 1963 she still left the Springfields on the peak of the fame to go after a solo profession. Her first one, “I Only Desire to be TOGETHER WITH YOU,” boasted a dramatic audio and soulful melody worth a Phil Spector strike, and it quickly reached the United kingdom Top Five; in addition, it fell just timid of the very best Ten within the U.S., where it became the very first main record from a U.K. work apart from the Beatles because the Fab Four’s release of the English Invasion. Her biggest American TOP strike, “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” was the 1st in some Springfield smashes from your pencil of songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David; she’d consequently cover Bacharach/David classics including “Anyone Who Experienced a Center” and “I SIMPLY Don’t Know How to proceed With Myself,” surpassed just by Dionne Warwick because the finest interpreter from the duo’s tunes. Additionally charting with strikes including “Stay Awhile” and “All Cried Out,” by the finish of 1964 Springfield was probably the biggest single act in English pop, earning the to begin four consecutive Greatest Feminine Vocalist honors in NME; that same 12 months, she also produced a politics furor after she was deported from South Africa for refusing to try out before racially segregated viewers. Returning to Britain, in 1965 Springfield hosted the tv screen special The Audio of Motown, a display widely acknowledged with presenting the Audio of Youthful America towards the their English counterparts, and continuing accumulating smashes like “Dropping You,” “Your Hurtin’ Kinda Like,” and “In the center of Nowhere”; in 1966, she obtained her biggest worldwide hit using the damaging ballad “You don’t need to Say YOU LIKE Me,” which topped the U.K. graphs and reached the very best Five within the U.S. The soundalike “All I Observe Is usually You,” another heart-wrenching evocation of unrequited like, shortly reached the United kingdom Top Ten too; it was implemented, however, with the Bacharach/David-penned “THE APPEARANCE of Appreciate,” a bossa nova-inflected traditional favorably radiating with dreamlike sensuousness. By 1968, nevertheless, Springfield’s industrial fortunes were in the drop — within the wake of psychedelia and the summertime of Like, “girl performers” were today widely regarded as bit more than fluff. In response, she agreed upon to the American label Atlantic, planing a trip to Memphis to record with manufacturers Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, and Arif Mardin; the causing album, released in early 1969 as Dusty in Memphis, continues to be her masterpiece, an ideal relationship of pop and spirit amazing in its psychological intricacy and earthy beauty. Even though classic one “Son of the Preacher Guy” damaged the very best Ten on both edges of the fish-pond, the record itself was even so a commercial failing, as was its great 1970 follow-up, A WHOLE NEW Me, documented in Philadelphia using the input from the songwriting/creation group of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. After completing 1972’s Find All Her Encounters, Springfield relocated from London to NEW YORK, ultimately settling in LA; there she authorized to ABC/Dunhill and documented 1973’s Cameo, another crucial achievement which like its predecessors produced virtually no effect on the graphs. A projected follow-up, Longings, was left behind ahead of its conclusion, and aside from performing back-up on Anne Murray’s Collectively recording, Springfield spent the middle-’70s beyond music while fighting substance abuse complications. She finally resurfaced in 1978 using the Roy Thomas Baker-produced It Starts Again, adopted a year later on by Living Without Your Like; both attracted small notice, even though non-album solitary “Baby Blue” was a British strike in 1979. Aside from a small number of soundtrack efforts, Springfield was silent until time for London in 1982 to record White colored Heat, an recording firmly grounded within the prevailing synth-pop audio of its moments; again, despite great important notices, a return didn’t materialize. She’d release only a couple of singles on the next couple of years, like the 1984 Spencer Davis duet “Personal Amount,” the 1985 ballad “Occasionally Like Butterflies,” along with a 1987 cooperation with Richard Carpenter, “Something inside your Eye,” which became a success within the U.S. Upon time for California in 1987, Springfield was approached to collaborate with techno-pop innovators your pet Shop Boys on the duet entitled “What Possess I Done to Deserve This?” The solitary was a worldwide blockbuster, peaking at number 2 in both U.S. as well as the U.K., and it launched her to a fresh era of listeners; Family pet Shop Kids Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe also decided to produce a couple of songs for 1990’s Status, which became Springfield’s best-selling fresh recording since her ’60s-period maximum. The follow-up, 1995’s country-influenced AN EXTREMELY Fine Like, was documented in Nashville; during classes for the recording, she was identified as having breast tumor, and after weeks of rays therapy the condition was thought to be in remission. By the summertime of 1996, nevertheless, the cancer experienced came back, and on March 2, 1999, Springfield passed away at age 59; simply ten days afterwards, she was inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity.

Quick Facts


Full Name Dusty Springfield
Date Of Birth April 16, 1939
Died March 2, 1999, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Height 1.6 m
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Television presenter, Music Arranger
Nationality British
Parents Kay O'Brien, Gerard O'Brien
Siblings Tom Springfield
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, NME Award for World Female Singer, NME Award for British Female Singer
Music Groups The Springfields, The Lana Sisters
Music Songs Son of a Preacher Man, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, I Only Want to Be With You, I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself, The Look of Love, The Windmills of Your Mind, Wishin' and Hopin', Going Back, Spooky, If You Go Away, I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten, How Can I Be Sure, Yesterday When I Was Young, Some of Your Lovin', In Private, All I See Is You, You Don't Own Me, Nothing Has Been Proved, I'll Try Anything, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Breakfast in Bed, 24 Hours From Tulsa, I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore, Losing You, I Can't Make It Alone, Summer Is Over, Little by Little, No Easy Way Down, Give Me Time, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, In the Middle of Nowhere, Brand New Me
Albums Dusty in Memphis, A Girl Called Dusty, Reputation & Rarities, Dusty... Definitely, A Brand New Me, A Very Fine Love, Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty, It Begins Again, Where Am I Going?, Stay Awhile/I Only Want to Be with You, White Heat, See All Her Faces, Living Without Your Love, Faithful, Cameo, Dusty, Longing, The Look of Love, Just Dusty, Dusty: The Very Best of Dusty Springfield, Complete A and B Sides 1963-1970, Dusty in London, Ooooooweeee!!!, LIVE AT THE ALBERT, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Dusty Springfield Hits Collection, Peasant Tasting Christmas Dinner, Quiescent Point, Dusty... Definitely (Remastered with bonus tracks), Turn On The Knobs, Amazing Top Hits, Living Without Your Love (2001 Remastered Version), The Silver Collection, Dusty Sings Classic Soul, The Complete BBC Sessions, At Her Very Best: Dusty Springfield, Complete A's And B's, Beautiful Soul: The ABC/Dunhill Collection, Blue for You, Come For A Dream: The U.K. Sessions 1970 -1971
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, NME Award for World Musical Personality, NME Award for British Vocal Personality, NME Award for Best New Disc Of The Year, NME Award for Artist for Poll Concert
Movies Dusty Springfield: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Music Scene: The Best of 1969-1970: Vol. 2
TV Shows It Must Be Dusty


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#Fact
1 Longtime companion of Susan Cameron from 1972 to 1978 and longtime friend until her death in 1999.
2 Upon visiting New York City in 1962, she heard The Exciters' recording of "Tell Him" playing in a record store. She was so impressed with the sound and recording style that it influenced her to begin a solo career with a Pop/Soul direction.
3 Her actual debut on the US Pop charts came in the summer of 1962 with The Springfields' recording of "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" (#20 US Pop).
4 The name "Dusty" was given to her when she was a child, as she had been a tomboy in her early years.
5 Her alcoholism and drug addiction affected her musical career in the 1970s and early 1980s.
6 Vanessa Carlton portrayed her in an episode of American Dreams (2002).
7 She was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame on November 14, 2006 for her outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
8 "Where Am I Going?" is her most sought-after album, selling at anywhere from $60-$100 and up. It's also her only discontinued set on CD.
9 Her song "Don't Forget About Me" from her famous 1969 album "Dusty in Memphis" was actually recorded two years previously, on August 8, 1967, and was eliminated from the final cut of her 1967 album "Where Am I Going?". The sound of the original version is far from the Memphis sound, due to it being cut at Philips Studios in England. It boasts a very contemporary sound (much like a Burt Bacharach tune) and could very well been issued as a single.
10 Not related to Rick Springfield.
11 Two takes were recorded of her #3 1964 UK hit, "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself": one being vocal (dynamic, well orchestrated and long) while the other proved to be of lesser stereo quality and was not received well critically, despite its high charting success. Legend has it that she was dissatisfied with the original powerful take of her now-infamous hit, and prompted producers to release the more bland version, due to her constant critiquing of her voice convincing herself the other was far too horrible to be issued. However, back in the late 1990s, the original and longer take of the song was released on the CD compilation ''The Burt Bacharach Songbook". It has since appeared once more on the recently-released 2-CD UK compilation "Classics & Collectibles".
12 In late 1967, she was having tremendous trouble charting hits in the United States, 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".
13 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".
14 Ranked #24 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
15 Part of her ashes were buried at Henley, the rest were scattered by her brother, Tom Springfield at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.
16 She refused to perform concerts in South Africa before segregated audiences, as required by that country's apartheid system, and in fact was deported from South Africa in 1964 for performing before a racially mixed audience.
17 Parents were Gerard Anthony and Catherine Anne O'Brien.
18 She has Irish ancestry and she attended Catholic schools.
19 She admitted to her bisexuality in a 1972 interview.
20 She was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999.
21 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to music in 1999, just before her death.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grand Tour 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crazyhead 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Timeshift 2012-2016 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Mafia III 2016 Video Game performer: "Son Of A Preacher Man" - uncredited
Mr. Robot 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Brontes at the BBC 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "You Don't Own Me" - uncredited
Coronation Street 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Overspel 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
First Timers 2015/VI Short performer: "Wishin' and Hopin", "Spooky"
Masters of Sex 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
45 Years 2015 performer: "I Only Want to Be with You"
Love & Mercy 2014 performer: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
Godzilla 2014 performer: "Breakfast in Bed"
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Misfits 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
InRealLife 2013 Documentary performer: "Wishin' And Hopin'"
American Horror Story 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frank-Étienne vers la béatitude 2012 Short performer: "Spooky"
EastEnders 2000-2012 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Mad Men 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur 2012 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Luther 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctor Who 2008-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hall Pass 2011 performer: "Hits from the Bong"
Toast 2010 TV Movie performer: "He's Got Something", "The Look Of Love", "Ne Me Quittes Pas If You Go Away", "Little By Little", "I'll Try Anything To Get You", "Yesterday When I Was Young"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
L'arnacoeur 2010 performer: "Son of a Preacher Man"
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game performer: "What Have I Done To Deserve This"
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 performer: "Wishin' and Hopin'"
Waking the Dead 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Pirate Radio 2009 performer: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" 1965
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 performer: "I'll Love You For A While"
Life on Mars 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 performer: "Spooky"
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 performer: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me Io Che Non Vivo Senza Te"
Secret Diary of a Call Girl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Samantha Who? 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Brave One 2007 performer: "Hits From The Bong"
Druckfrisch 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Inspector Lewis 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Norbit 2007 performer: "I Only Want to Be with You"
Las Vegas 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Infamous 2006 performer: "Yesterday When I Was Young"
Viva Blackpool 2006 TV Movie performer: "I Only Want to Be With You"
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "What have I done to deserve this?", "Nothing has been proved"
The Gigolos 2006 performer: "The Windmills of Your Mind"
New Tricks 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game performer: "Son Of A Preacher Man"
Malcolm in the Middle 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
ShakespeaRe-Told 2005 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Imagine Me & You 2005 performer: "The Look of Love"
Shopgirl 2005 performer: "I Only Want to Be With You" 1964
Romance & Cigarettes 2005 performer: "Piece of My Heart"
Breakfast on Pluto 2005 performer: "The Windmills of Your Mind" 1968
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005 Documentary performer: "Son of a Preacher Man"
Medium 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004 performer: "Look of Love"
School for Seduction 2004 performer: "The Look of Love"
Blue Murder 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Home at the End of the World 2004 performer: "Wishin' and Hopin'"
Will & Grace 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miss Match 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
In the Cut 2003 performer: "The Look of Love"
Interview 2003 performer: "See All Her Faces"
Catch Me If You Can 2002 performer: "The Look of Love"
Two Weeks Notice 2002 performer: "The Look of Love"
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
S.P.U.N.G 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teachers 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rain 2001/III performer: "Spooky"
The Wedding Tackle 2000 performer: "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
Laços de Família 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frequency 2000 performer: "Son of a Preacher Man"
La parenthèse enchantée 2000 performer: "Spooky"
Gossip 2000/I performer: "The Look of Love"
Fanny and Elvis 1999 performer: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
Mad Cows 1999 performer: "Bring Him Back"
Strange Planet 1999 performer: "The Look of Love"
Wonderland 1999 performer: "I Close My Eyes and I Count to Ten"
A Walk on the Moon 1999 performer: "Wishin' & Hopin'" 1963
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 performer: "Spooky"
The Parent Trap 1998 performer: "Am I The Same Girl"
The Very Thought of You 1998 performer: "I only want to be with you"
Daria 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Associate 1996 performer: "The Look of Love"
Sleepers 1996 performer: "Little By Little"
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cracker 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
While You Were Sleeping 1995 performer: "WHEREVER I WOULD BE"
Priest 1994 performer: "ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART"
Pulp Fiction 1994 performer: "Son Of A Preacher Man"
Deadly Advice 1994 performer: "I Only Want to Be with You"
No Escape 1994 performer: "SON OF A PREACHER MAN"
Only Fools and Horses.... 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Getting It Right 1989 performer: "Getting It Right"
Scandal 1989 "Nothing Has Been Proved"
Buster 1988 performer: "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself"
Tin Men 1987 performer: "Wishin' and Hopin'"
Wogan 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Baby It's You 1983 performer: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
Kiss Me Goodbye 1982 performer: "But It's A Nice Dream"
Love & Money 1982 performer: "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore"
De Mike Burstyn show 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Stunt Man 1980 performer: "Bits & Pieces"
Top of the Pops 1966-1979 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Corvette Summer 1978 performer: "Give Me the Night" - uncredited
Angels 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping 1973 TV Movie performer: "Six Million Dollar Man"
The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War 1973 TV Movie performer: "Six Million Dollar Man"
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole 1972 TV Movie performer: "Learn to Say Goodbye"
Fat City 1972 performer: "The Look of Love"
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie performer: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sweet Ride 1968 performer: "Sweet Ride"
Casino Royale 1967 performer: "The Look of Love"
The Corrupt Ones 1967 performer: "The Corrupt Ones"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 1996 TV Series Narrator
Schlag auf Schlager 1970 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1 a Minute 2010 Documentary in memory of: Battled Breast Cancer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Five O'Clock Club 1966 TV Series Herself
The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Herself
Hippodrome 1966 TV Series Herself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself
Ram-Jam 1966 TV Movie Herself-Performer
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1966 TV Movie documentary Herself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Host
Not Only... But Also 1966 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1964-1966 TV Series Herself
Shivaree 1966 TV Series Herself
Where the Action Is 1965 TV Series Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1965 1965 TV Special Herself
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1965 TV Series Singer
The Bacharach Sound 1965 TV Special Herself - Singer
The Pop Spot 1965 TV Series Herself
Stars and Garters 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1965 TV Series Herself
Ladybirds 1965 TV Series Herself
Blackpool Night Out 1964 TV Series Herself
The Graham Stark Show 1964 TV Series Herself - Guest Star
Top Beat 1964 TV Mini-Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1964 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
A Touch of the Norman Vaughans 1964 TV Series Herself
It's All Over Town 1964 Herself (as The Springfields)
Here Come the Girls 1963 TV Series Herself
Just for Fun 1963 Herself (as The Springfields)
The Benny Hill Show 1961 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 1995-1996 TV Series Herself
French and Saunders 1996 TV Series Herself
Cilla's Celebration 1993 TV Movie documentary Performer
Casino 1990 TV Series
The Dame Edna Experience 1989 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1964-1989 TV Series Herself
BAFTA British Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
Aspel & Company 1989 TV Series Herself
The Britannia Music Awards 1988 1988 TV Special Herself
Live from Her Majesty's 1985 TV Series Herself
Wogan 1985 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Anne Murray: The Sounds of London 1985 TV Movie Herself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 1983 Documentary Herself
De Mike Burstyn show 1981 TV Series Herself
The Big Time 1980 TV Series documentary Herself
The Shirley Bassey Show 1979 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1963-1979 TV Series Herself - Panellist
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
Saturday Night at the Mill 1979 TV Series Herself
Sha Na Na 1979 TV Series Herself
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Herself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Herself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Herself
Music My Way 1973 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972-1973 TV Series Herself
The Bobby Darin Show 1973 TV Series Herself
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 TV Special Herself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1972 TV Series Herself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. 1972 TV Series Herself
Stand Up and Cheer 1972 TV Series Herself
Guten Abend, Nachbarn 1972 TV Series Herself / Singer
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine 1971 TV Series Herself - Guest
Make Your Own Kind of Music! 1971 TV Series Herself
It's Lulu 1970-1971 TV Series Herself
Rolf Harris Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Singer
Tom Jones and Such Special Friends 1971 TV Movie Herself
The Rolf Harris Show 1969-1971 TV Series Herself
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1970 TV Series Herself
Another Evening with Burt Bacharach 1970 TV Movie Herself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Ruby
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Singer
This Is Tom Jones 1969-1970 TV Series documentary Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1969-1970 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie Herself
Wünsch dir was 1969 TV Series Singer
Dusty Springfield 1969 TV Movie Herself - Host
Frost on Saturday 1969 TV Series Herself - Singer
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Della 1969 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Decidedly Dusty 1969 TV Series Herself - Host / Singer
For me - formidable 1969 TV Movie Herself - Musician
The Liberace Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Once More with Felix 1969 TV Series Herself
Cilla 1969 TV Series Herself
Operation: Entertainment 1968-1969 TV Series Herself
It Must Be Dusty 1968 TV Series Herself - Host & Singer / Herself - Host & singer
Frost on Sunday 1968 TV Series Herself
Europarty 1968 TV Series Herself - Musician
Time for Blackburn 1968 TV Series Herself
BBC Show of the Week 1968 TV Series Herself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1968 TV Series Herself - Musician
Billy Cotton Band Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Showtime 1968 TV Series Herself
The London Palladium Show 1967-1968 TV Series Herself
The Pat Boone Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Red Skelton Hour 1967 TV Series Herself - Guest Vocalist
Dusty 1966-1967 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself - Presenter
The Blackpool Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Herself
Doddy's Music Box 1967 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host / Herself - Additional Presenter
Tom Jones! 1966 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: 60s & 70s Slow Songs 2015 TV Movie Herself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Guth 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
My Music: '60s Girl Grooves 2013 TV Movie Herself
My Music: Burt Bacharach's Best 2013 TV Movie Herself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
... Sings James Bond 2012 TV Movie Herself - The Look of Love
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
A Bucket o' French & Saunders 2007 TV Series Herself
My Music: The British Beat 2007 TV Movie Herself
Duet Impossible 2006 TV Special Herself - Performer
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Movie Music Mania 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos 2003 Video Herself (video "What Have I Done to Deserve This?") (uncredited)
Dusty Springfield: Reflections 2003 Video Herself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo 2001 Video documentary short Herself
Pet Shop Boys: Montage - The Nightlife Tour 2001 Video documentary Herself / Vocals
Bad Hair Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Definitely Dusty 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
From the Beatles to Oasis: Forty Years of Granada Pop 1996 TV Movie Herself
Pet Shop Boys: Videography 1991 Video Herself (video "What Have I Done to Deserve This?") (uncredited)
Showbusiness 1988 Video documentary short Herself (video: "What have I done to deserve this?") (uncredited)
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Music The Boat That Rocked (2009) · The Kinks
· The Rolling Stones
· The Turtles
· Jimi Hendrix
· Duffy
· Procol Harum
· The Box Tops
· The Beach Boys
· The Seekers
· The Who
· Smokey Robinson
· Chris Andrews
· Skeeter Davis
· The Troggs
· Jeff Beck
· The Hollies
· David Bowie
· The Tremeloes
· Lorraine Ellison


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#Quote
1 Basically I'm a drag queen myself.
2 A lot of people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it.
3 I couldn't stand to be thought of as a big butch lady. But I know that I'm as perfectly capable of being swayed by a girl as by a boy.
4 Hell, have I been a hell-raiser!

#Trademark
1 Evening gowns
2 Oddly erotic throaty voice
3 Blonde beehive hair and heavily mascara'd "panda" eyes


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