We are sad to hear of the death of Lesley Gore at the age of 68. She was a great talent. Lesley, along with Ellen Weston, wrote Dusty's 'Love Me By Name' from the album 'It Begins Again'. Dusty has also covered Lesley's hit 'You don't own me' on her debut album 'A Girl Called Dusty'. Photo: Lesley Gore, Sue Cameron, Dusty Springfield and Ellen Weston.
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.
Dutch cultural magazine Schift has a piece about Dusty's time in Amsterdam on their website, including some new photos, right here. There's an English translation at the LTD forum, as well as more articles and in-depth information about this somewhat obscure time of Dusty's life, if you click here.
Dusty’s longtime friend and musical collaborator, Simon Bell, has recorded an E.P. with new material called “About Time”. Its release date is December 16. Look and listen on Amazon! Exclusive pre-release download for Happy New Year is available now on iTunes!