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Dusty Springfield: Simply... Dusty (Mercury)

Steve Pafford, Mojo Collections, 2019

ALL THE EXTRANEOUS talk of tantrums and tears, beehives, booze and bisexuality has, over the years, tended to overshadow the fact that Dusty Springfield was, as Lulu puts it, "the first person to demonstrate Girl Power". And that power is indelibly stamped on the recordings she bequeathed to the nation some of the most beautiful pop music and singing you're ever likely to hear in any country, period.

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