R.I.P.

Dusty Springfield

Died March 2, 1999

Obituary: Cancer claims 'White Queen of Soul'

[From the BBC online]

Dusty Springfield: one of the greatest white Soul singers

The British singer Dusty Springfield, who was described by the Rolling Stone magazine as 'Britain's best ever pop singer', has died.

She had been fighting breast cancer since 1995.

Born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in 1939, she was best known for her 1960s' hits Son of A Preacher Man, I Only Want To Be With You and You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.

Her early music career included a folk trio she formed with her brother Tom Field, but it was her decision to go solo which really put her on the music map.

Her beehive hairdo and panda eye make-up gave her an instantly recognisable image on both sides of the Atlantic where she had a string of top ten hits.

(©BBC 1999.)

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