Our condolences to the family and friends of David Bowie. May he rest in peace. David seen here on the right with Dusty at the Save Rave Concert at the London Palladium in 1969.
Simon Bell has announced the next Dusty Day to take place on April 17, 2016 at the usual place, West 5 in Ealing, London. Tickets are not on sale yet. UPDATE 19 Oct. 2015: Tickets are on sale as of today at Dusty Day UK.
While the press overall doesn't seem too impressed by the production of 'Dusty' at the Charing Cross theatre, they don't fail to acknowledge Dusty's greatness. Here are some of the more uplifting reviews: Digital Spy and Londonist. Nevertheless, according to a witness, the theatre was packed and the audience gave a long, standing ovation to the cast on press night.
News from Real Gone Music, the label who gave us 'Faithful' earlier this year.
During her 1968-1971 period with Atlantic Records in the United States, Dusty Springfield also continued to record material in England, where her Atlantic repertoire was released on Philips Records. In turn, Atlantic received rights to issue Dusty's British recordings from the era, but chose to focus entirely on her American sessions. In fact, it wasn’t until the ‘90s that some of these masters (many of which originally came out on the Philips See All Her Faces album overseas) were available Stateside, but they were scattered across several compilations and were never comprehensively assembled.
The annual Dusty Day took place on May 3, 2015. According to reports it was the best Dusty Day ever. Updated reports on Simon Bell's blog for Dusty Day.
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.