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Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield.

Born Mary O'Brien in London's Hampstead district on 16 April 1939. She performed with her brother Tom as a semi-professional folk duo in summer camps as early as 1957. The following year Dusty Springfield joined the Lana Sisters. In 1959, together with her brother and Tim Feild (later replaced by Mike Longhurst-Pickworth alias Mike Hurst), she founded the trio The Springfields, which received its first contract with Philips in 1961. Of ten singles released by 1964, five reached the UK charts - one only appeared after the three had already split up.

Dusty Springfield continued as a soloist. Their debut single was released in November 1963. Thanks to her outstanding voice she quickly became one of the most sought-after singers in England. In December 1964, it made the headlines in a different way. At a concert in South Africa, she refused to sing in front of an audience that had to sit separately by skin colour. The result: a few hours in jail and deportation. In 1967 she sang'The Look Of Love' for the James Bond film parody'Casino Royale'. Hits like 'I Only Want To Be With You', "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me' made them famous on all continents. Further hits like'I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten' and'Son Of A Preacher Man' followed. Their LP highlight was "Dusty In Memphis', recorded with local stars. During the 70's it became quieter around the singer, between 1980 and 1984 there was complete radio silence. This was followed by a single in duet with Spencer Davis (' - Private Number') on the small allegiance label (ALES 3).

Dusty Springfield made a top comeback in 1987. Their single "What Have I Done To Deserve This', recorded together with the Pet Shop Boys, reached number 2 in the charts. A following duet with Richard Carpenter ( -'Something In Your Eyes' - A&M) failed the audience. Also their only German-language single had not been able to place itself 23 years before in the hit lists. Dusty Springfield died on March 2, 1999, after a long and serious illness, and the cream of English pop music of the last 30 years appeared at the funeral ceremonies.

Countless personal letters of condolence - for example from Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the English royal family, from politics and the entertainment industry - underlined the exceptionally high reputation of the class singer in her home country. Guitarist and singer Mike Hurst drew attention to himself once again in September 2000. In ten years of musicological work as a researcher he had found out that war songs from Lower Saxony are the real origin of rock music.

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Dusty Springfield (7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS, SC)
Dusty Springfield: Dusty Springfield (7inch, 45rpm, EP, PS, SC) Art-Nr.: 45DREP009

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(1987/Philips Australia) A1 I Only Want To Be With You A2 Wishin' & Hopin' B1 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me B2 Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield was one of the leading female vocalists of the 60's. She had 18 hits and 2 as a...
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The Silver Collection (CD)
Dusty Springfield: The Silver Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD412828

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(Phonogram) 24 tracks
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I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (7inch, 45rpm, SC)
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Classic Dusty Springfield - The Masters Collection (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Classic Dusty Springfield - The Masters... Art-Nr.: CD531686

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(Spectrum/Universal/Mercury) 17 tracks 1963-68
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Hits Collection (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Hits Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD537549

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(Spectrum) 21 tracks
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The Dusty Springfield Collection (CD)
Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Springfield Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD292221

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(Phonogram) 18 tracks
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The Complete Atlantic Singles 1968-1971 (CD)
Dusty Springfield: The Complete Atlantic Singles 1968-1971 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM1166

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(Real Gone) 24 tracks By 1968, Dusty Springfield was already an international superstar with 15 hits for the Philips label when she decided it was time for a change. What followed was one of the most legendary and momentous label changes...
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Come For A Dream - The U.K. Sessions 1970-1971 (CD)
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(Real Gone Music) 17 tracks (56:59), original Atlantic recordings, 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes, nice pictures, and infos to every song. All songs recorded in England with great lyrics, some of them include a women's...
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Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1979 (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1979 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDOPY105

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(Osprey) 13 tracks (60:40)
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Just Dusty (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Just Dusty (CD) Art-Nr.: CDUNI17738

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(2009/Mercury) 26 Tracks - Perfect compilation of all of her biggies - 8 page color booklet.
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Songbook (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Songbook (CD) Art-Nr.: CD658024

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(Pickwick) 20 tracks
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A Girl Called Dusty (LP Album)
Dusty Springfield: A Girl Called Dusty (LP Album) Art-Nr.: LPBGO46

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(BGO) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the 1964 'Philips' album!
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Dusty In Memphis (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis (CD) Art-Nr.: CD063297

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(2002/Mercury) 19 remastered tracks (56:56) - jewelcase with 28 color page booklet - the original classic 1968 album plus 8 bonus tracks (mono original versions).
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Dusty In Memphis...plus & Dusty...Definitely
Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis...plus & Dusty...Definitely Art-Nr.: CD18658

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 35 tracks
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Complete A And B Sides 1963-70 (2-CD)
Dusty Springfield: Complete A And B Sides 1963-70 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD38528

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(2006/MERCURY) 41 tracks 1963-70 with 16 page booklet. special offer!
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Gold (2-CD)
Dusty Springfield: Gold (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5304171

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​(2008/Mercury Universal) 51 Tracks
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Star-Club präsentiert ...
Dusty Springfield: Star-Club präsentiert ... Art-Nr.: CD5313521

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(2008/UNIVERSAL) 17 tracks, recorded 1963-68
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Goin' Back-The Definitive...Box Set Limited
Dusty Springfield: Goin' Back-The Definitive...Box Set Limited Art-Nr.: CD5330499

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(2011/MERCURY) Limited, numbered 29x38 cm Box-set contains: The Definitive Dusty! 92 Tracks On Four CD's! (22 Previously Unreleased; 10 Issued Only In US; Five Previously Unreleased On CD). 93 Performances On Three DVD's! (34...
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The Magic Of (3-CD - 1-DVD) Hits & Rarities
Dusty Springfield: The Magic Of (3-CD - 1-DVD) Hits & Rarities Art-Nr.: CD5335052

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(2011/MERCURY) 71 tracks plus DVD 'Live At The BBC'. Hardcover Digi- book (48 pages).
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Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty
Dusty Springfield: Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty Art-Nr.: CD536852

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(1998/MERCURY) 21 tracks
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Very Best Of Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield: Very Best Of Dusty Springfield Art-Nr.: CD538345

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(1998/Mercury) 24 tracks (76:03) with 12 page booklet. definitive
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Son Of A Preacherman (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Son Of A Preacherman (CD) Art-Nr.: CD548093

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​(2000/Rotation) 18 tracks
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Goin'Back - Very Best (CD)
Dusty Springfield: Goin'Back - Very Best (CD) Art-Nr.: CD848789

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​25 tracks
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The Ultimate Collection (3-CD)
Dusty Springfield: The Ultimate Collection (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD980847

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(2003/CCM) 47 tracks 1962-1995, 32bit mastering - Hammersound! Digipack with 12 page booklet A nice Digipack release with a 12 page color booklet a lot of biographical and discographical information!/ Sehr schöne Digipack-CD mit...
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The Look Of Love (2-CD)
Dusty Springfield: The Look Of Love (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9816495

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(2004/UNIVERSAL UK) 49 tracks 1967-2000 feat.rare sides & remixes - with 12 page booklet.
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