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Brand New Dusty

Jon Savage, Observer, The, 12 February 1989

She was the beehive who buzzed to the top of the Sixties pops and faded into the California sunset in the Seventies. The Press proved that it can kick an icon when she's down, but despite her roller-coaster career, the bruised voice has retained its magic. Now Springfield has sprung again, this time with the Pet Shop Boys. JON SAVAGE meets a woman of contradictions who says she always takes the scenic route in life and has finally found the self-confidence to accept a compliment

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