Riss Chantelle (middle), founder of the Lana Sisters, has passed on. The Lana Sisters were the first singing group Dusty (left in the picture) joined.
Lovely floral tribute from the members of Let's Talk Dusty on what would have been Dusty Springfield's 76th birthday. Always in our hearts, never forgotten. xo
Acoustically polished versions of Dusty Springfield's aborted album Longing from 1974 can now be heard on Grooveshark. They are called "2001 US mixes", plus a couple "bonus" 1995 UK mixes. They have been uploaded by "Smash Records".
Corner of the Sky is the 2007 duet with Petula Clark though. So it seems user "Smash Records" didn't have a proper tape for this song.
What a wonderful effort! And even though the individual songs have been released on Simply Dusty (2000) and Beautiful Soul: The ABC Dunhill Collection (2001), it would be great if someone could give this album a proper release ...
3D laser technology makes it possible: Dusty plays herself in the show 'Dusty', which begins previews at the Charing Cross Theatre on May 25, according to Broadway World.
After several failed attempts to make a movie or stage show about Dusty - part of the problem having been to find someone who can act and sing like Dusty - the latest innovative technology now offers the possibility of Dusty being virtually present through 3D laser technology, body-double, and images, walking, talking, and singing in her own voice.
The initial run ends on August 22. Let's hope the show is a success, then it could move on to the West End.
Read more here: http://www.thedustyshow.com/
Following discussions on the Let's Talk Dusty forum about the upkeep of Dusty Springfield's memorial stone, Simon Bell has kindly arranged for the stone to be replaced with hard wearing granite. This has in part be made possible by generous donations from Let's Talk Dusty's members - thank you!
The new stone's size and shape had to conform to regulations of the church.
Dusty Springfield's Faithful album has long been one of her fan community's secret treasures. Faithful, highly praised and thought of as being in the same league as Dusty in Memphis (released in 1968), was recorded in New York in 1971 with producer Jeff Barry. Unfortunately, it failed to ever be released as a long play record. Not until 1999 were all tracks from the album released, as a bonus on Rhino's Dusty in Memphis Deluxe Edition. But finally, thanks to Real Gone Music, the album will at last see the light of day on April 7, 2015. Together with liner notes, rare photos and beautiful artwork, Faithful is something to look forward to! Read more on Real Gone Music.