Dusty often said that The Springfields jumped up and down a lot and were very jolly. That was certainly the case sometimes but then they could turn on a sixpence and perform a beautifully poignant song like this 💔
"Four thousand teenagers crowded the Odeon Cinema, Glasgow, last night for the beat package show headed by The Searchers – and saw a slip of a girl steal the limelight,” he said.
“When compere David Kinnaird – called in at the last minute to MC the show – asked for a shout of ‘we want the Searchers!’, the first house crowd changed their shout to ‘we want Dusty!’
“This was a fitting tribute to a wonderful performance by Dusty Springfield, who had just contributed 15 minutes of brilliant entertainment featuring her hit songs and a few others – plus a shake that had the audience screaming. Worth top billing any time.”
Born Mary O’Brien in Hampstead, north London, in 1939, Dusty began singing with her brother Dion in their parents’ garage. After they left school, they started performing at local folk clubs and later, at Butlin’s holiday camps.
She launched her solo career with I Only Want to Be With You, which went straight to number four in the UK and number 12 in the US.
Other smash hits followed - Wishin’ and Hopin’, I Just Don’t Know What Do With Myself, Losing You – and for the next few years, Dusty was rarely out of the charts. She toured the world, was voted Best Female Vocalist in the New Musical Express annual awards for five successive years, and she was given her own BBC television show.
Her last big hit was Son of a Preacher Man in 1968, and two years later, Dusty relocated to America where her health began to deteriorate. In 1987 she received a career boost when she recorded the hit song What Have I Done to Deserve This? with the Pet Shop Boys. She later went on to record Nothing Has Been Proved, the Pet Shop Boys’ theme tune to the 1989 movie Scandal.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly died in 1999." ... See MoreSee Less
I became a fan of Matt Monro when I was 8 and a cousin bought the record "From Russia with love". I still love that song. Didn't know he was from the UK. What a great singer! Needless to say I love Dusty too!
Imagine the vocal empathy between the two of them. Each, I suspect, would have tailored their performance to highlight the best vocal qualities of the other. I remember once hearing an MM interview in which he mentioned seeing Peggy Lee live. She told the audience that her favourite vocalist was in the audience, and his head was swivelling try to identify where maybe Frank Sinatra was sitting. Then she said it was Matt Monroe. Many years later, he remained incredulous!
Yesterday when I was young, is a timeless song,which has been recorded by Dusty and Matt Monro. I love both their versions and I feel to have them sing this as a duet would be so full of feeling and so very moving. With today's recording technology it can still be done as a duet...would be a dream come true for me.
The best 2 voices the UK has ever had. Matt was a magnificent singer, far too underated
Loved them both, Dad met Matt monroe at batley variety, He stepped off stage and shook Dad's hand and had few words, Grew up listening to both, Mum used to do a great Dusty impression, Even had the same hair do,Happy days
My favourite solo artists, both had incredible voices.
Two people with incredible voices. Just LOVED Matt Monroe's voice 😊
Such brilliant voices and the songs they sang were so much better than most of today's.
Now that would be the most beautiful sound to hear Matt and Dusty sing.. xxx.. 2 magical voices.. xx
Surprising to see that he wasn’t that tall! And Dusty was on the petite side herself.
I would love for someone to ‘mix’ a duet with Matt and Dusty singing. My favourite Matt song “On Days like These”
Such sensitive voices they both had they would've made a beautiful duet together!
Loved both of them xx they would have been great together xx
Loved Matt Munro, fabulous voice xx
I loved Matt Munro. I think he sang the title song in the movie Quiller Memorandum in the 60’s starring George Segal. He had a great voice.
No-one else Comes Close to these great vocalists, and Nobody Will !!!!!
Nostalgic picture of arguably the best male & female singers ever from the UK
Two extraordinary talents so sadly taken too young. Their incredible voices will be with us to enjoy forever.,, ❤️❤️
Seen them both sing in the sixties Manchester clubs
That would have been really lovely. Their voices would have blended perfectly. x
Two great singers! 😀
Would have been Two Great Voices together & No X Factor needed.
It certainly would!! She performed with Darin, Williams, and Torme meeting them all on equal terms!! She even sang with Presley, I believe, though no recording exists.
Dusty has always had a love affair with America, going right back to her early days,when she went to the movies with her Mother and became intoxicated with all the glamour and glory portrayed in the the many Hollywood movies of the day. A lot of time too was spent there with The Springfields and when she went solo as well. Much later by the early 70s Dusty moved to the States and lived there for some years and at the end of it all, she returned to England in the late 80s and said, "America has been very good to me and very bad to me and it had to be both for me to be here now".
Busy time for her in NY that trip playing the Fox, taping Sullivan, recording tracks for Oooooweeeee, and hanging out with Martha and gang!!!!!
August 1989, Dusty had returned to England to live and began work on her new album. 'When Love Turns to Blue', written and produced by Climie Fisher wasn't completed at the time and didn't make the final cut for the 'Reputation' album. It was thought to be the first track recorded and finally, and deservedly, was released on 'Reputation and Rarities' in 1997. www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ErNUP6MkY... See MoreSee Less
A local paper published a story claiming Dusty Springfield was making £1,000 a week, singing in a Stockton nightclub. At the Redcar Grammar School, reporter Mike Hope and I watched spellbound as Dusty proceeded to give the sixth form a lesson in economics. At the end of her chalk scribbling, Dusty detailed how the £1,000 was divided up amongst her band, costumers, managers and entourage, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was left with only a farthing per week, pocket money.
HMM - VERY TRUE , WHAT MOST OF THE PUBLIC DON'T KNOW IS , THAT IF DO A GIG ,, AS I HAVE DONE HUNDREDS OVER THE YEARS FROM NIGHT CLUBS ,TO TELEVISED ONES AT THE MIGHTY LONDON PALLADIUM ETC ETC , HERE AND ABROAD , YOU HAVE TO PAY THE " PRS " = ( THE PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY" A FEE TO THE COMPOSERS FOR PLAYING OR SINGING ONE OR MANY OF THEIR SONGS / MUSIC ETC ,,,, - IT AINT FREE FOLKS !...SO AS DUSTY RIGHTLY SAID .=.. AFTER ALL THESE EXPENCES ARE PAID , THE SUPPOSED " ENORMOUS" FEE YOU WERE PAID ( IN THE CASE OF THE " PALLADIUM" = I WAS PAID THOUSANDS OF POUNDS ) , PLUS INCOME TAX !!! - AINT SO " ENORMOUSE AFTER ALL !!! 😲 = STAY OUT OF THE MUSIC GAME FOLKS ... THESE KIDS ON THESE SO CALLED TV " TALENT " ( MOST OF IT , LACK OF IT ! ) , SHOWS ARE IN FOR AN EXPENSIVE TIME !!.., AND A SHOCK ,..AND DON'T REALISE IT !!!🙂😲😲😲😲😲🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🇬🇧🎼🎹..
For those who don't know who enda Kenny is...his Irish.. that's all you need to know...😅
That's the all-time insane hair-do! Never before, never after! Love it.
I was able to read it on my iPhone.As someone who brain picked Dusty about her TV shows- I even made up a stack of forms to fill out with spots for dates guests studios sing et al as I figured in the early eighties they’d be marvelous to use in a documentary of her Career and helped me learn about hers just getting the infos and some stories out of her.I don’t think she knew the archives had been leaned out to make storage space as I don’t recall finding that out from her rather it washears later I learned what had happened to them. Inany event this was a good read for me and filled in a number of the missing bits inmy forms. Thank you. Everyone else keep trying!
Wow, Timi Yuro! I love my Dusty too, but Timi had an insane voice. Too bad nobody knew what to do with her or the voice. It happens too often.
I love Timi Yuro - and Dusty of course! 🙂
I like the song Hurt by
Love I'm so hurt
I have a couple of timi Yuro lp’s.
I just love a newbie ❤️💕❤️thank you Cas 💜💖💜
❤️ Timi Yuro ❤️
Petula Clark and Dusty Springfield shared a dressing room at Sanremo in 1965 and the paparazzi tried to take photos of them over the dressing room walls. Petula Clark performed the incredible "Invece Non" there which went on to become a Number 5 hit for her in Italy in 1965.
I love Dusty Springfield ❤️. I listen to her music everyday, what a great lady she was.
There are many photo compilation videos set to Dusty's music on YouTube but I particularly love this one for the way it does go back to her childhood and also includes other photos of Dusty still being mischievous and enjoying some of that childlike fun in later years. ... See MoreSee Less
I love this song - it was played at her funeral and Carol King said the song was "Perfect". I also love "Roll Away".
Such a fantastic singer and she always sang from the heart, beautiful too.❤🥰
Thank you for sharing my video on the Dusty Springfield Page! AKA Whitebabygrandpiano. 🎼 Grateful for the honor...Dusty sang Goin' Back so beautifully...this video was a labor of love to her artistry. 🌹
Wonderful singer so sadly missed and this song was so perfect for her
Love this song , great singer
Great rendition of a great song.
My favorite song of Dusty’s!
Brilliant song beautifully sung 👍😃💕❤️👏
One of my favourites and resonates with me because I would love to go back!
She had the look, she had the voice... she had everything 😊.
I find this a very moving song
This is my nans and my son favorite song 🥰
Great song & what a voice 👍
The greatest Female singer bar none
Beautifully done.. Thank you.xx
She was the best, I agree
Yes its quite well done.
a favourite Dusty track
Wonderful Dusty! (Pat Dixon)
Except for one Vera Lynn
The Greatest !!!
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien her ashes are scattered on the cliffs of mohar in the south of Ireland free state.Sleep in peace beautiful lady great singer.☘️☘️☘️☘️🌟🌟🇮🇪🙏🙏🙏❤️🌹🌹