Birth Name

 Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien

  Also Known As

 Dusty Springfield


  April 16, 1939 in Hampstead, London, England

  Died   March 2, 1999 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England


  Traditional pop, blue-eyed soul





  Years Active



  Philips Records, Atlantic Records







A Brand New Me Lyrics


All Cried Out Lyrics
  All I See Is You Lyrics
  Anyone Who Ever Had a Heart Lyrics
  Give Me Time Lyrics
  I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten Lyrics
  I Only Want To Be With You Lyrics
  If You Go Away Lyrics
  I'll Try Anything Lyrics
  In The Middle Of Nowhere Lyrics
  Little By Little Lyrics
  Silver Threads And Golden Needles Lyrics
  Some Of Your Lovin' Lyrics
  Son Of A Preacher Man Lyrics
  Stay Awhile Lyrics
  The Look Of Love Lyrics
  The Windmills of Your Mind Lyrics
  Wishin' and Hopin' Lyrics
  Yesterday When I Was Young Lyrics
  You Don't Have To say You Love Me Lyrics
  You Don't Own Me Lyrics
  Your Hurtin' Kinda Love Lyrics
  You've Really Got A Hold On Me Lyrics
  What Have I Done To Deserve This  with The Pet Shop Boys Lyrics



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Dusty Springfield's husky voice made her one of Britain's best-selling pop-rock singers in the '60s. She and her brother Tom began harmonizing with radio hits as children. Dusty briefly recorded with the Lana Sisters before she and Tom formed a folk trio, the Springfields, with Tim Field. The group, a British equivalent of Peter, Paul and Mary, had U.K. chart hits in 196263 with "Island of Dreams" and "Say I Won't Be There," and hit the American Top 20 in 1962 with "Silver Threads and Golden Needles." That year, Field quit, replaced by Mike Hurst (who later produced Cat Stevens), before the trio disbanded. Tom found success as a songwriter for the Seekers, among others.

A fan of American soul music, Dusty Springfield created a distinctive blue-eyed soul sound. Her distinctive voice was described by Burt Bacharach as:"...three notes and you knew it was Dusty." Her dashing, glamorous image was supported by a peroxided blonde beehive hairstyle, heavy use of eyeliner, and luscious evening gowns. Her alto-ego was  a far cry from the shy demure insure girl who  battled  with mental health and substance abuse issues. The seriousness of her increasingly frequent acts of self-harm resulted in her being hospitalized on numerous occasions

She campaigned to bring little-known soul singers to a wider U.K. audience by devising and hosting the first British performances of top-selling Motown Records artists on The Sound of Motown, a special edition of the Ready Steady Go! TV series in 1965.

Dusty Springfield was one of the best-selling British singers in the 1960s.She was voted the Top British Female Artist by the readers of the New Musical Express in 1964, 1965, and 1968.Of the female singers of the British Invasion of pop music in the sixties, Springfield made the biggest impression on the U.S. market. From 1963 to 1970, she scored 26 singles in either the Billboard Hot 100 or the UK Top 40.

She is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame.

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