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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:55 am
by daydreamer
You can watch the show online (maybe UK only) at..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... bby_Crush/

What a shame that we didn't know anything about this auction as bidding was going on online. And I feel that if he had brought them to DD, he would have doubled the amount raised. Opportunity missed, rather than Opportunity Knocks methinks [;)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:13 am
by Carole R.
I'm thinkin that this topic was worthy of its own thread. :shock:

What a treat to see those Dusty Outfits, but what a travesty that they were sold so cheaply.

I'm sure that they would have fetched at least £1000 at Dusty Day. :pensive:

Thanks for the link, I'm gonna start giving that programme a whirl!!

CR xx

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:51 am
by trek007
He has I believe some of her dresses too.

I wonder who bought these jackets.

It would have been nice to have known about the auction on line beforehand. He paid £800 for them so someone got a bargain buying them for £750.

His charity was an old artists fund, so in that sense they will benefit, but I too feel they would have fetched more with abit of publicity on fan sites.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:26 pm
by Carole R.
Yes, I guess as the items belonged to Bobby Crush he's entitled to choose the Charity, which looks like a good one..
I suppose if the buyer was a Dusty fan theres a small chance of those things appearing at the Dusty Day Auction..
If they are sold there, the Dusty Charities would benefit twice over...Or 'The Second Time Around'... [;)] [:)]

CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:34 pm
by Cas19
Thank you for the Link Carole,it must be the only one I have missed in a while! Typical!
I'm sure youre right and it would have made more at the DD auctions.
Love this one with the butterflies.

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Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:43 pm
by daydreamer
I think it deserves it's own thread too but Corinna is away at the moment and I'm not sure anyone else knows how to move the posts! [:I] Soon as I saw that butterfly jacket at the auction, I loved it and I think the black outfit is great, I'd wear that now! Not that I personally would have been able to afford them, but it is such a pity they didn't come to Dusty Day. Even if the money had gone to his chosen charity instead of ours, I'm sure they would have gone for so much more. In the programme they talked about specialised auctions and getting in touch with her fan club etc. Can't see that they did that, we're the nearest thing to a fan club now that the Bulletin has closed.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:20 pm
by boztiggs
I am gutted, I would have gone to a thousand, and who knows how much more had it been on dusty day, but then again that bloody woman would have outbid me yet again, cant blame her really, if she has the cash, i guess i would do the same if i could. But, as well as all this, they are about to, or just have, filmed a "flog it" special in henley. I emailed the bbc with a suggestion that they may want to make their middle bit of the show where they do something relevant to the area for ten minutes or so, about dusty, i gave them a rundown but never heard back and then i forgot about it. all these missed opportunities!!!



Neil [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:50 pm
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
such a shame that he didnt put them to the Dusty Day auction and maybe split the money between his charity and Dustys, but then he bought them in the first place so its up to him how he disposes of them later and its a good cause again.
I wish all her stage clothes were on display somewhere instead of scattered all over the place.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:35 am
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
IJDKWTDWM being played now on radio 2 love songs :rose:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:03 pm
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
dont know if any of the Brits watch country file Sunday evenings,but it was from Berkshire today. they were on the Thames and they went to Hurley,next to where the frogmill house Dusty rented is. they went to a boatbuilders yard and showed Henley with a quick glimpse of St Marys Church in the back ground. [:)]
all that lovely setting with the river and the willow trees,wish I was there :love:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:50 am
by karen
Yes saw this Liz , thinking the same as you , never know might get that boat on the Thames one day... [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:00 am
by Cas19
Sometimes watch Liz, but missed this one.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:38 am
by Clive
A couple of nice portraits of Dusty by an artist named April Silva

http://aprilsilva.blogspot.com/2011/01/illustration-friday-dusty.html


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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:07 pm
by Clive

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:16 pm
by Cas19
The notebooks are different Clive, thank you.
I had seen the others you put on above these, but not in B/W, so again thank you.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:47 am
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
I was watching a programme on vintage tv on the weekend, it was called Solid silver sixties.
music clips of this show and chats with Chris Farlowe, Dave Berry and Tony Crane from the Mersey beats.
they were asked for stand out memories from those days and highlights of their careers. Tony Crane said he remembers the Merseybeats having a row with Dusty Springfield because they released "wishin and hopin" and had a top ten hit with it before she got the chance to release hers and she wasnt best pleased about it :shock:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:10 pm
by Clive
Here's an old (2007 ) interview with a singer called Laurice who I hadn't heard of before

he mentions Dusty:

Dusty Springfield?

My biggest influence without a doubt. She was my idol. I saw her perform at Mr. Smith’s in Manchester years before when I was still a student, and I met her years later in the 80’s when she performed at Greg’s Blue Dot in Hollywood. She was every inch a lady, and an incredible performer. I would love to do a tribute album to Dusty Springfield if I ever get the chance. Her recording career was absolutely phenomenal. She could and did sing in about every style you could think of.

Did you write anything for her?

Yes. Well, I tried. But it was very difficult to get to her.



http://www.discostyle.com/artist/laurice.asp

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:02 pm
by daydreamer
I wasn't old enough to go to Mr Smiths, you had to be 21, so lucky him [:D] Cas and I stood at the end of the road in the hope of seeing Dusty arrive but we never did. It was a bit of a seedy area back then.

http://www.manchesterbeat.com/venues/ma ... smiths.php


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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:33 am
by Clive
thanks for the link Carole and the flyer from Greg's Blue Dot.

Just looking back at an old copy of the Bulletin( no 44). Fred Perry had some interesting recollections about Dusty's appearance at Greg's Blue Dot. He mentions he had some great photos from that night, I wonder will they ever surface.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:57 pm
by Clive
This is kind of sweet, a card sent by a fan in Zagreb to Dusty in 1967 when she was appearing at Mr. Kelly's nightclub in Chicago.


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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm
by Corinna
Very sweet postcard. I hope she got her autograph.

I found this little snippet on Mr. Smith's web site:

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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:47 pm
by daydreamer
You must have magical powers Cor, I tried to copy that, along with the picture of Mr Smiths but it wouldn't let me, hence the link instead!

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 6:09 pm
by Corinna
I worked around it. [;)] Pity there's not much else about Dusty there!

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 11:52 am
by Cas19
Nice little snippet, thank you ladies.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:00 am
by Clive
In yesterday's Guardian newspaper Dusty gets a couple of mentions in their feature

50 key events in the history of pop music


Ready Steady Go!

"Dusty Springfield persuaded Vicki Wickham, one of the show's producers, to do a Motown special that she would introduce."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/11/ready-steady-go?INTCMP=SRCH

Pet Shop Boys resurrect Dusty Springfield's career

"the Pet Shop Boys struck gold by hooking up with arguably the most revered vocalist of her generation – Dusty Springfield. Their single together, What Have I Done to Deserve This?, was a win-win situation: the band got kudos for enticing Springfield into recording what was the classiest record the PSB ever made, her career got a new lease of life, and it reached No 2."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/11/pet-shop-boys-dusty-springfield?INTCMP=SRCH

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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:05 pm
by daydreamer
Thanks Clive, nice to see [:)] Reading their list of top 50 Pop recordings of the last 50 years, good to see that Dusty was one of the few to make the list twice.

While looking through the site, I saw this review of the South Bank Show from a few years back, can't remember reading it before (though I may have), think it's interesting and deserved a showing here.




What has she done to deserve this?

Peter Robinson on Dusty Springfield, a rare case of a self-doubting superstar

Peter Robinson
The Guardian, Saturday 8 April 2006
Article history



Soul woman: Dusty Springfield in 1964. Photograph: AP


You'll find out more about the passion and history of Britain's best ever pop voice from Dusty Springfield's brief biography on Wikipedia than from tomorrow night's gloomy - and largely unilluminating - South Bank Show profile, but one of the documentary's high points comes in an exchange between the Pet Shop Boys. Noting that Dusty has been elevated to that higher plateau of one-name pop stars, Neil Tennant explains that the singer was "like Elvis, or Bowie, or Liza..."

Right on cue, Chris Lowe pipes up: "Or Preston."

Later, archive footage reveals Dusty feeling "disassociated" from that famous moniker. It rather makes sense, given that Mary O'Brien only adopted her stage name for the purposes of popstardom, but what seems more stark is her other admission that, in terms of making music, "it's important what they think and not quite so important what I think".

At first glance this puts Dusty on a creative par with your average X Factor winner - none of whom write their own material, either - but, as is well documented, this is not the bleating of a willingly malleable starlet. Nor is this akin to an artist of today like Robbie Williams, derided for drawing attention to himself and throwing red herrings into his persona, then blubberin' and hollerin' when people don't understand him. It sounds like an admission of defeat, symptomatic of the ennui which plagued Dusty's professional life - even when she was at the height of her commercial or creative powers.

The South Bank Show documentary suggests that, had Dusty ruled the pop charts in 2006, her depression might have been more formally identified and even "cured", and that in these more permissive times the battle she found with her sexuality may not have been so acute.

It's certainly true that in 2006 Dusty would have immediately been outed as a lesbian, and that this may have taken some pressure away from her painfully insular private life, but it's wrong to assume that things would otherwise have been hunky dory. At one point in the programme, Kenny Everett's widow recalls an instance when she was severely winded after jumping in front of a Dusty so intent on killing herself that she was charging, headfirst, at a wall. You can imagine the sensitivity this story might have received from the News Of The World.

Similarly, the reaction of Heat magazine would have been to take Dusty's self-harm, depression and drink and drugs escapades and to cast her as a peculiar cross between Kerry Katona and Pete Doherty. All of which would have obscured her unique talent, just as the South Bank Show's treatment does.

Mercifully, the show contains some stupefying performances from Dusty, and the untouchable class of her act remains spellbinding. It's a class that cuts through the shoddy camerawork of 1960s pop TV. Without dancers or a visible band, one flick of a wrist from a woman on an empty stage makes Madonna's recent boombox humping seem as depressing as the fact that, even when the cameras stopped rolling, Dusty was still that one woman on an empty stage

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:15 pm
by SweMaria
Thank you very much for the review Carole! :thumbsup:
That was really interesting to read! [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:44 am
by Clive
Interesting item about Ronnie Wilkins on the writing of Son Of A Preacher Man
(his co-writer on the song, John Hurley, passed away in 1986)

Ronnie remembers. “We were in the control room when [Wexler] asked me and John, ‘Why don’t you guys write a song for Aretha?’”

Producers often say stuff like that to hot writers, more as a courtesy than a real request. But Wexler was serious, and Hurley and Wilkins knew it.

“A few days went by and John and I were in our writing room and were trying to come up with something,” Ronnie recalls. “We were thinking of Aretha, and her father was a preacher and both of my grandfathers were preachers. I said, ‘She’s the daughter of a preacher man and you might say I’m the son of a preacher man,’ and that’s how we came up with the title. It took us half an hour, maybe 45 minutes, to write the song.”

Wexler loved the song. Two or three weeks later, he cut it with Aretha, and at the time he thought it didn’t fit the album they were doing. It was too gospel-sounding for her, but he was planning to record Dusty Springfield in Memphis. In early 1968, Springfield recorded “Son Of A Preacher Man” and toward the end of the year it was released on the LP Dusty in Memphis, and it became the song that defined Wilkins’ songwriting career. It was a Top 10 pop hit in the United States and Number 1 in England and all over Europe.


http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/11/street-smarts-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:22 am
by karen
Found this after posting a Muppet Song.. [;)] did anybody see her on this.. [:)] [ click to enlarge ]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:31 pm
by Clive
Unfortunately I don't think this got made Karen , I think it was a suggested show on a Muppet Show fan forum.
Pity, as Dusty would have made a great guest on the Muppet Show.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:45 pm
by karen
Thanks for this Clive did wonder , as am sure something I would have seen...like you say it would have been a laugh and yes a great guest.. [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:33 pm
by karen
My gardener who plays in a band just brought this souvenir programme for me ... you can check out Suzi Jari - 125th street London Show on google singing one of Dusty's songs.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:35 pm
by karen
AND THIS

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:36 pm
by karen
Programme cover

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:39 pm
by karen
Dusty article in programme.. [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:40 pm
by karen
Suzi Jari , who sings Dusty's songs..

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:46 pm
by Cas19
A nice programme Karen, can't say I've heard of Suzi, not a fan of other people singing Dusy songs as you know, but I will check her out later.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 pm
by charlotte
Wow - nice souvenir Karen ! I envy you all your treasures [^]

You guys have the best Dusty memorabilia.... "sigh"

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:33 pm
by Clive
Surprised to read in this 1980 article about Buggles (Trevor Horn & Bruce Wooley) that Trevor Horn was not happy with Dusty's version of Baby Blue which they wrote

as songwriters they provided Dusty Springfield with a small success in “Baby Blue”. But small success equals failure with Buggles and Trevor Horn, who writes most of the duo’s lyrics, says that he got no kick out of Dusty recording the song.

“No-one ever records our songs as well as we can do them - I firmly believe that. Dusty’s ‘Baby Blue’ was a bit of a let-down because we had done a great demo.




http://www.zttaat.com/article.php?title=859

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:51 pm
by IWannaBeABluesSinger
daydreamer wrote:... but what seems more stark is her other admission that, in terms of making music, "it's important what they think and not quite so important what I think".

At first glance this puts Dusty on a creative par with your average X Factor winner - none of whom write their own material, either - but, as is well documented, this is not the bleating of a willingly malleable starlet. Nor is this akin to an artist of today like Robbie Williams, derided for drawing attention to himself and throwing red herrings into his persona, then blubberin' and hollerin' when people don't understand him. It sounds like an admission of defeat, symptomatic of the ennui which plagued Dusty's professional life - even when she was at the height of her commercial or creative powers.


I've read this critique before of what Dusty said and it's obvious the writer didn't understand what she was referring to - namely her habit of finding fault with every performance. When Dusty made this statement she had gotten to a point where she realized that she didn't have to be perfect and if the audience enjoyed the show maybe they were right and she was wrong. Far from being an "admission of defeat" it was actually a mark of professional maturity and self-acceptance.

Maggie

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:53 pm
by daydreamer
For anyone buying tickets for The Big Weekend, there's a Dusty tribute at Manchester Pride this year.

http://www.manchesterpride.com/whatson/ ... itelydusty

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:47 pm
by Carole R.
Not impressed by the you tube performance. :no:

I think I sound more like Dusty than she does!!..
..Why is it that peope think they can 'be' Dusty by just sticking a blonde wig on their bonce? [:o] [B)] :?

This is definitely NOT Dusty!.. [xx(]



However I was intrigued by the last paragraph:

Just recently she has been cast a small part as a 'club singer' singing a Dusty Springfield song in a film due to be coming out in the cinemas....WATCH THIS SPACE!

This is the first mention we've had about the film in quite a while.

CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:59 pm
by daydreamer
I thought she was crap too [V] There are a lot of them around unfortunately. I don't think the reference was to THE proposed Dusty film, just that she has a part in a film singing a Dusty song.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:30 am
by Cas19
The voice isn't bad, but its nothing like Dusty, just someone singing her song.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:35 pm
by jeffery
daydreamer wrote:I thought she was crap too [V] There are a lot of them around unfortunately. I don't think the reference was to THE proposed Dusty film, just that she has a part in a film singing a Dusty song.


That's what I read. Seemed a little shifty. :roll:
:? Wonder why there is not more being said (entertainment media) about THE movie ?

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:51 pm
by IWannaBeABluesSinger
jeffery wrote:
daydreamer wrote:I thought she was crap too [V] There are a lot of them around unfortunately. I don't think the reference was to THE proposed Dusty film, just that she has a part in a film singing a Dusty song.


That's what I read. Seemed a little shifty. :roll:
:? Wonder why there is not more being said (entertainment media) about THE movie ?


Probably because they are still writing the script and the last four announced biographical movies have imploded.
I despair at this one as well because they are adapting Sharon Davis's book which simply re-told the false version of Dusty's life.

Maggie

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:43 pm
by Carole R.
I thought she was crap too [V] There are a lot of them around unfortunately. I don't think the reference was to THE proposed Dusty film, just that [b]she has a part in a film singing a Dusty song


Oh right... in a way I was taking this as a positive, thinking that the Dusty film must at least have been cast.
Its all gone eerily and concerningly quiet on the film front. :roll:

CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:48 pm
by daydreamer
I spoke with Simon about the film a couple of weeks back, he said it's still ongoing and he'd had a couple of meetings but until the script is completed, they can't go much further. Actors want to know what they're letting themselves in for it seems [;)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:00 pm
by Carole R.
daydreamer wrote:I spoke with Simon about the film a couple of weeks back, he said it's still ongoing and he'd had a couple of meetings but until the script is completed, they can't go much further. Actors want to know what they're letting themselves in for it seems [;)]


Well in that case I guess the only thing to say is:

"Get a move on, Ray Connolly!".. [}:)] [:D]

CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:02 pm
by Carole R.
Will Young praises Adele and favourably compares her to Aretha and Dusty. :thumbsup:
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It seems Will Young is Adele's number one fan as he has compared her to iconic stars such as Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield.

The singer, who released his new album Echoes this week, praised Adele in a recent interview for being successful for her talent alone.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Will said: ''It's great seeing Adele bringing classic-sounding music back. Adele's basically taken over the world without using any gimmicks. She has a brilliant voice with brilliant songs and brilliant production."

He added: "She has the same qualities as Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin. But she's also really honest and funny. Brits can sniff out dishonesty. I don't think we'll ever see Adele get up herself."
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I highlighted the word 'but' as I would have preferred it NOT to have been there...Dusty was honest and funny too wasn't she??.. :pensive:

Maybe, I'm bein picky. [:I]

CR xx

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:24 pm
by jeffery
:thumbsup: It's all good Carole.
Chalk it up to an off the cuff remark. :pensive: You know sometimes you say things, and don't have time to edit yourself. I'm sure he meant well.
Oh, and by the way.
Hooray Adele ! :bravo:
:yes: She's all that. :party:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:29 pm
by mnmcv1
I haven't been posting Twitter posts lately (it can be a lot to read), but i had to share this tweet from earlier today:

"used to keep all my Dusty Springfield records on a plank on my wall, but since I sold them, I just don't know what to do with my shelf." [;)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:05 am
by Clive
brief mention of Dusty in this interview with Estelle Brown of the Sweet inspirations

TATM: What was recording “Son of a Preacher Man” with Dusty Springfield like?


Brown: [Springfield] was crazy. We had seen [Springfield] once before in the recording studio and didn’t really remember her. When she saw us, she knew exactly who we were… That was cool. “Son of a Preacher Man” was originally given to The Sweet Inspirations to sing, but we declined it. We turned around, and look who had a hit… We didn’t particularly like the song… So we didn’t do it.




http://tonightatthemovies.com/indexhold/?p=11034

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:24 pm
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
had a mailshot from Amazon in USA this morning to say "heart and soul" cd was available on there for about $12. so if any of you out there havent got it then thats the best price I have seen it at for yonks. its a good cd so I dont know how many they have if anyone is interested they need to have a look asap.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:20 pm
by Carole R.
Whilst trying to find whether Dusty ever played the Liverpool Cavern I found this little snippet from one of the Cavern 'Regulars'..

The Beatles were the best band and we used to do the "Cavern Stomp" dance. One day Dusty Springfield came in looking for someone to do the brand new dance "The Twist” I was photographed with her doing the dance and it was published in the Liverpool Echo.

I'm thinkin Dusty may have been playing at The Liverpool Empire (around the corner) and just popped into the Cavern for a 'Twist!'.. [:D] [8D]

Anyone fancy ringing The Echo re the photo?... [:)]

CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:57 pm
by jeffery
[8D] I already have a picture in my head. :pensive:
I hope someone can find the actual photo. [^]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:40 pm
by daydreamer
I'd love to see the picture too [:)] Dusty said that The Springfields decided to split after seeing the Beatles at the Cavern and as the Twist was at it's most popular from 61-63, maybe Dusty's only visit(s) there were during that period. I think I may have heard or read that The Springfields did appear there as a group but I'm sure Dusty never did after she went solo.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:39 pm
by Hampson

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:59 am
by Cas19
Thank you for the link Wend, I have seen or heard this story before, but its nice to see her talking about Dusty. I think I should take up throwing things!

Casx

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:52 am
by mnmcv1
"Spooky" showed up several times on Twitter today, which was cool to see (in between tweets about songs like like "Who Gets Your Love" and "Something in Your Eyes"). :thumbsup:

LTD posted "Haunted". [:o] [8D] :what?: [:)]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-2Yqeeg_o[/youtube]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:02 pm
by Cardiff Bluesgirl
Hampson wrote:http://www.arte.tv/fr/Videos-sur-ARTE-TV/2151166,CmC=3301476.html

I think Dusty must have had Greek ancesters... [:D]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:36 pm
by mnmcv1
Stumbled across this. From the September 30, 1995 issue of Billboard Magazine, page 87, under the Reviews & Previews section (A C singles):

*DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Roll Away (4:12)
PRDUCER: Tom Shapiro
WRITERS: W. Jennings, M. Lebow
PUBLISHERS: MPH Too/Blue Sky Rider/Iriving, BMI
Columbia 7334 (c/o Sony) (CD promo)

Springfield's current album "A Very Fine Love" deserves far more attention than it has received up to this point. The gospel-spiced pop ballad could change all that, thanks largely to the empathy that the singer brings to its philosophical observations. After all these years, Springfield continues to be a peerless vocalist whose work should never be less than heralded in the muck-filled world of AC radio. Get with it, folks!

CRITICS CHOICE (*): New releases, regardless of chart action, which the reviewer highly recommends because of their musical merit.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:49 am
by Corinna
Tell it like it is, Billboard! :bravo:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:27 am
by daydreamer
Where's the "Like" button again? [:D]

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:55 am
by Cas19
Agree Carole, that would be one thing from FB that I could go with!

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:57 pm
by krupert
mnmcv1 wrote:Stumbled across this. From the September 30, 1995 issue of Billboard Magazine, page 87, under the Reviews & Previews section (A C singles):

*DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Roll Away (4:12)
PRDUCER: Tom Shapiro
WRITERS: W. Jennings, M. Lebow
PUBLISHERS: MPH Too/Blue Sky Rider/Iriving, BMI
Columbia 7334 (c/o Sony) (CD promo)

Springfield's current album "A Very Fine Love" deserves far more attention than it has received up to this point. The gospel-spiced pop ballad could change all that, thanks largely to the empathy that the singer brings to its philosophical observations. After all these years, Springfield continues to be a peerless vocalist whose work should never be less than heralded in the muck-filled world of AC radio. Get with it, folks!

CRITICS CHOICE (*): New releases, regardless of chart action, which the reviewer highly recommends because of their musical merit.


Markus, Thanks, Pls. keep "Stumbling"....This short paragraph sure says a Lot ! When I "stumbled" across "Katy as DUSTY" on the One & Only... I didn't realize that I was on my way into a new & beautiful world :note:
:rose: I forget what Thread It was on, but my "neighbor" Jeffery commented "Either You Get It or You Don't"...."GET WITH IT, FOLKS!" Says it All As Well... :thumbsup: <3

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:38 pm
by krupert
In Todays USA TODAY.... [8D]
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Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:56 pm
by neonouille
[:)]
Thanks Ken!

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:27 pm
by jeffery
:yes: Great find Ken !
Isn't it the truth ? Her last line says it all, "It's oddly comforting just knowing she's close at hand."
And I like her choice "sampling" that line from Dusty's song. :bravo:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:55 pm
by daydreamer
I was just about to post the online version of that as it appeared on Facebook today but it's even nicer to actually see it in the newspaper. Thank you Ken. Her blond beehive fills my tiny screen too. [:)]

http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/ ... 52490442/1

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:12 am
by charlotte
wow! great article. Thanks for posting Ken & Carole

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:18 am
by mnmcv1
krupert wrote:In Todays USA TODAY.... [8D]
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Carolyn (Borntoolate) posted the link to this on FB...how cool to see the physical article! Thanks for posting it Ken. :thumbsup:

its a fluffy piece but its sweet...and i like seeing Dusty on an iPhone. <3

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 am
by Corinna
:lol: I guess this is what they call "USP", unique selling point. "And look, this phone even has DUSTY on it!" :yes:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:15 am
by trek007
i phone users have impectable taste...she there on mine, together with Angry birds!! :lol:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:41 am
by krupert
krupert wrote:In Todays USA TODAY.... [8D]
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Thanks All for the nice comments about this Post - I was Very Excited to find this & wannted to share it with All You Great DUSTY fans here...This (LTD) Has been a fantastic Journey For Me - I've learned a Lot About Music in General & So Much about DUSTY that It's almost Overwhelming....have not talked much as of late as to my new (to me ) DUSTY songs & such I'm finding as many of you have found long before me, But after 6 months here I'm Still working my way through "Anthology, DUSTY In Memphis", & :love: ing every minute of listening to the "Magic " of Her, day after day, I know I have a LONG Way to go Into This Wonderful DUSTY World & I thank you all for the help......& Yes , Iv'e Kept this Newspaper " Snippet " for my little Collection....

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:56 pm
by Corinna
Take us with you on your journey of discovery, Ken! I love to read more about it. Can't have too much Dusty, right? :love:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:17 pm
by krupert
Corinna wrote:Take us with you on your journey of discovery, Ken! I love to read more about it. Can't have too much Dusty, right? :love:


Too Much is Not Enough.. :love: :note:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:34 pm
by Clive
In the February issue of UK fashion magazine Company there is a small page feature on Dusty as a 'rock & roll style icon'

It is a nice complimentary piece, sorry I don't have scanner and it is not on their website yet.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:39 pm
by Cas19
Thank you Ken, loved seeing this too, missed it till just now.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:27 pm
by paula
great article..thanks Ken. It's so awesome to open a newspaper or magazine and still see something Dusty related.
in last months Mojo magazine there were TWO Dusty references...one review on the new box set (see box set thread) & this little bit [:)]
Scan 2.jpg

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:04 pm
by Clive
Clive wrote:In the February issue of UK fashion magazine Company there is a small page feature on Dusty as a 'rock & roll style icon'

It is a nice complimentary piece, sorry I don't have scanner and it is not on their website yet.



item on the website now

http://www.company.co.uk/beauty/celeb-look/brit-icon-dusty-springfield-beauty-get-the-look-video?click=main_sr

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:23 pm
by daydreamer
I just posted this on the Facebook page but you beat me to it here Clive. My daughter Lucy knows the model. I don't think Dusty ever wore the bottom lashes but other than that, he did a good job [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:32 pm
by karen
Yes this does take you back Clive thanks for posting .. :thumbsup: . Just as well Dusty didn't wear them on the bottom lashes as well .. sleeping with them on as she did sometimes WOW.. [8D]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:40 pm
by daydreamer
If anyone missed Queens of British Pop first time around, it's on again on Sunday evening. BBC2 7.00pm. From memory, I think Dusty was first on.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:20 pm
by Sara
Thanks for this, Carole [:)]

Sara x

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:37 pm
by karen
Yes she is Carole , worth watching , recorded it amongst others.. [;)] second clip shows her performances.. [:)] [ got her names in wrong order didn't she? [;)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:27 pm
by Cas19
I saw this pic of the Liverpool Empire where Dusty played panto in the 60s. Its being restored, and I thought gosh were we really so close to Dusty as we were on the very front row!
Image

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:04 am
by Clive
Memories Are Made of Hits


The music from Doris Day, Connie Francis, Buddy Holly and Billy Fury feature in Memories Are Made Of Hits, a brand new show that brings together the most popular artists and their music from the nostalgic era of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Reminding you of the stars that created some of the greatest and most popular hit recordings ever made, including classic performers Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, The Shadows and Bobby Vee, this is a dynamic afternoon matinee that will leave you singing the songs for weeks to come.

Image

http://theatrebristol.net/whats-on/2012/5/4/memories-are-made-of-hits-the-roses-theatres-tewkesbury

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:28 am
by karen
Lovely to think it is being restored Cas , and how close were you to Dusty WOW.. :thumbsup: [:)]

Thanks for this too Clive , wonder if Wend might be tempted... [;)] :note:

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:10 pm
by Carole R.
Nice to see the pic of The Liverpool Empire, went there when the first Dusty musical (the one with Mari Wilson)came out .Then it came to the Palace in Manchester... So obviously,we went again. [:I] [:D]
I love the old theatres they have so much more character than the newer ones. If only those walls could talk!.. [:)]
CR xx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:34 pm
by daydreamer
Great shot of the Empire and good that it's being restored. I hated that they let the Odeon in Manchester fall into decay, I had fond memories of Dusty, The Four Tops, Madeline and Sam and Dave there. Cas, I wonder why we didn't taken any photo's at the panto? Considering we went two or three times, you would have thought we would have.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:37 am
by Cas19
I'm not sure why we didn't as I know I had my camera for sure on one occasion as I took a pic of one of the Ryan twins, and also the poster outside. Maybe they didn't allow you to take photos.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:28 pm
by daydreamer
Maybe they didn't or I'm sure we would have snapped one of Dusty with her big stick [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:34 pm
by daydreamer
Well, who'd have thought? [:)]


DW: When did you discover girls?

SC: About seven. I had a crush on Dusty Springfield. Also, Raquel Welch. I had the One Million Years B.C. poster. But my first crush was a girl called Tara Miller and we snogged at the bottom of my garden.



Simon Cowell being interviewed by David Walliams.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:38 pm
by Cas19
Indeed! who would have thought it, but he had good taste.

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:59 am
by Cas19
I found a couple of small pics of the Imperial where I first saw Dusty live on stage in the 60s. To say Nelson was only a small northern town, the Imperial had all the top acts including the Beatles and Dusty.
The Imperial burnt down I forget the year, but on the site they built flats.
Heres a couple of pics, one of Dusty with the stage manager and whoever else.

Image

Image

Image

You could dance right up to the stage and almost touch the artists.
I thought something like this would have made a nice thread of its own if theres enough material from everyone?

Casx

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:31 pm
by Clive
lovely Cas and a great idea for a thread I think.

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:53 am
by karen
This may have been posted before ... but nice to hear Dusty on this ad... [:D] and of course the fashion [;)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:05 am
by SweMaria
Yes, it was very nice to hear Dusty sing "Spooky" here, I haven't seen this before!
Interesting with this Vintage collection, too! [;)]
Thanks for posting, Karen! [:)]

Re: Dusty related snippets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:31 am
by Cas19
I haven't seen this before Karen, interesting collection, and a great song of course!

Casx