Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield


Dusty Springfield: Five Great Years of Dusty

Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, November 1968

ON NOVEMBER 5, 1968, Dusty Springfield celebrates five years as a solo star. ...


The Springfields: The White Negress

Report and Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1963


Burt Bacharach: 'Time Is My Enemy'

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, September 1964

"I JUST DON'T get enough time to cram everything in," top U.S. songwriter, arranger and producer Burt Bacharach told me, during a two-day visit last ...

Dusty — There Were Threats

Report by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, December 1964

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD flew home on Friday morning to a heroine's welcome. Half of Fleet Street waited at London Airport to greet her on her return ...

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al: NME Poll Winners' Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, April 1965


Stars Come Out At Night On The Scene

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, May 1965

THE MUSIC has stopped. The stage lights are dimmed. The screaming fans have gone home. What happens to the pop stars when it's all over ...

Life + Laughs = Dusty Springfield

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, November 1965

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD'S voice came over the house phone: "Why don't you come on up to my manager's room? I'll be up in a few minutes. ...

Dusty Springfield: I Just Look For A Song That Suits Me

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1966

"YOU put a smell on me!" sang Dusty Springfield and Madeline Bell to an audience consisting of a monkey in a box. ...

All About The World's Greatest Pop Show: 1966 NME Concert Mightiest Ever!

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1966

THOUSANDS upon thousands of fans converging on the massive Wembley Empire Pool for the biggest pop show in the world on Sunday... the staggering, the ...

Dusty Springfield, The Alan Price Set, Dave Berry, The Fortunes: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, October 1966

THE DUSTY Springfield tour opened last Tuesday at London's Finsbury Park Astoria with Dave Berry and the Fortunes filling the large gap vacated by the ...

The Beach Boys, Small Faces, Dusty Springfield et al: NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967


Dusty Springfield: Where Am I Going? (Philips)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1967


Right Then, Who's Backing Britain?

Comment by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1968

IF BRITAIN is going to the dogs, it is obvious a large section of the (older) community are convinced that sinful pop stars are prime ...

Dusty Springfield: Dusty Says 'I Want To Hit Back'

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, July 1968

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD would, I was informed, like to "hit back!" Now this did not sound like the fun-loving lass I knew of old. A skilfully ...

Jerry Wexler: 'Team Work Is Secret Of Atlantic's Soul Success'

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, February 1969

Label chief JERRY WEXLER talking to Alan Smith ...

Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis (Philips) *****

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1969

WITH THREE producers throwing in their varied talents — Messrs. Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin — Dusty Springfield was clearly in happy mood ...

Dusty Springfield:
 Dusty In Memphis (Philips)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, April 1969

DUSTY'S AMERICAN LP is her best yet! Eleven great tracks most of them beautiful, soulful ballads with Dusty sounding all the better for holding herself ...

Dusty Springfield: Theatre Royal, London

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, April 1979

IT WAS a significant week for Mary O'Brien. Not only did she turn 40 but, after endless cancellations of provincial dates due to sparse ticket ...

Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 1986

ONE OF THE pleasures of the recent rerun series of Ready Steady Go Starring The Dave Clark Five was the opportunity to be reminded that ...

Scandal In The Wind: Dusty Springfield

Report and Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 1989

As the sex-in-high-places Profumo Scandal returns to this nation's screens, Dusty Springfield (with the Pet Shop Boys) brings us the single soundtrack. Len Brown met ...

Dusty Springfield: Scandal In The Wind

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, February 1989

"IT'S AMAZING when you consider how many people have croaked. Looking back at some of those old Ready Steady Go! Shows, 'Jesus, she's croaked, where's ...

Dusty Springfield: Blondes Have Less Fun

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, April 1989

"I CAN'T STAND that word!" says Dusty Springfield sitting with tea in the plush suite of the plush West End hotel. ...

Dusty Springfield: The Dusty Trail

Interview by Ira Robbins, New York Post, May 1989

As the closing credits roll on Scandal, the new film about Britain's infamous 1963 Profumo affair, a familiar woman's voice – airy and sensuous – ...

Dusty Springfield: Goin' Back – The Very Best of Dusty Spingfield; Dusty – The Legend of Dusty Springfield

Review by Ian Birch, MOJO, June 1994

"I love Dusty Springfield. I wanted to name our daughter Dusty but I knew we couldn't because, I mean, Dusty Springsteen...She had a nice big, ...

Dusty Springfield Re-releases

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, July 1998

Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty/Where Am I Going/Songbooks Three more re-releases from the undisputed Queen of UK pop-soul ...

You Started Something: Dusty Springfield

Profile and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Observer, The, February 1999

Dusty Springfield, now battling with cancer, is finally being recognized as the first queen of Britpop after 40 years in the business. ...

Dusty Springfield: 'That Noise Is the Joy…'

Retrospective and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres,, September 1999

IT WAS just one of those things. I interviewed Dusty Springfield for two hours in Beverly Hills one afternoon in May, 1973, for Rolling Stone. ...

Dusty Springfield: Complete As and Bs

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, August 2006

OF ALL THE overused terms that blight today’s pop culture, "icon" surely grates the most. In these inane post-Warhol times, everybody is an icon and ...

The Real Dusty Springfield

Memoir by Keith Altham, Rock's Backpages, July 2007

THE DUSTY I knew as a music journalist for the NME in the Sixties and interviewed a dozen times was a wondrously talented loveable mess ...

The Legacy of Dusty Springfield

Retrospective by Bob Stanley, Times, The, April 2009

The greatest girl singer of the Sixties would be 70 this month, but her legacy is evergreen ...

see also Springfields, The

back to LIBRARY