Dusty: The Classic Biography Revised and Updated

December 8, 2020
Dusty: The Classic Biography Revised and Updated

FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED, THE STORY OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TWENTYYEARS ON.'Provocative and deadly accurate' – Time OutDustySpringfield was one of our greatest pop singers. From 60s hits like'I Only Want To Be With You', 'Son of a Preacher Man' and 'YouDon't Have To Say You Love Me' to her 80s collaboration with thePet Shop Boys and beyond, she was a musical pioneer and the veryessence of authentic white soul. A member of the US Rock and Rolland UK Music Halls of Fame, international polls have named Dustyamong the best female pop artists of all time.Twenty years afterher passing, she continues to fascinate and inspire. Thiscompletely revised and updated edition of Lucy O'Brien's classicbiography has new photographs, a new introduction, fresh materialand over 45 original interviews with close friends and people whoworked with her, including Sir Tom Jones, Lulu, legendary arrangerIvor Raymonde, and the late, great Atlantic Records trio, JerryWexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, with whom she recorded herclassic album Dusty In Memphis. The book fully explores her lifeand legacy, from a troubled Home Counties childhood to 60s modqueen and solo star, to her struggles with addiction and mentalhealth issues, to her status as an influential LGBT heroine andenduring pop icon.