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Dusty Springfield
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    (April 16, 1939-March 2, 1999)
    Died at 59, in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
    Birth Name was Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien
    Albums include 'A Very Fine Love,' 'Dusty in Memphis,' 'Anthology,' 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Heart and Soul'
    Songs include 'Island of Dreams,' 'Silver Thread,' 'Golden Needles,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'A Brand New Me,' 'I Only Want to Be with You,' 'Stay Awhile,' 'What Have I Done to Deserve This,' 'Wishin and Hopin,' 'The Look of Love,' 'Anyone Who Had a Hear
    Acted in 'Hölle von Macao, Die (1967),' 'Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 (1983),' ' Pet Shop Boys: Videography (1991)' and ' Pet Shop Boys: Montage - The Nightlife Tour (2001)'
    She smoked.
    She abused drugs and alcohol.
    Her trademarks were blonde beehive hairdo's and heavily mascara'd 'panda eyes.'
    She was cremated and her ashes were scattered somewhere in Ireland.
    She attended Catholic schools.
    She moved to Los Angeles shortly after publicly admitting in London, to being a bi-sexual.
    She left behind her twelve year old cat, Nicholas, when she died.
    An attempted comeback during the 70's flopped.
    Her nickname was 'White Queen of Soul.'
    She ranked #24 on VH1's Top 100 Women of Rock 'n Roll.
    She was of Irish descent, bi-sexual and loved cats.
    Her voice was husky and sensual.
    She died of breast cancer.
    She easily transformed from folk alto, to white soul to British pop.
    She was the first to bring MoTowns sound to Britain.
    She, her brother and an acquaintance made up a folksy trio called the Springfields, when she started out.
    Right before her death, she was awarded O.B.E. (Officer of the British Empire) for her music contributions.
    She was the first British female pop artist to make the charts in the United States.
    She was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999) a ten days after her death.
    She refused to perform concerts in South Africa because of apartheid.
    The Pet Shop Boys were huge fans of hers and they helped her make a comeback in the 80's.
    She recorded blues, pop, techno, R&B, soul, heavy metal, dance, rock, disco, stage musical and opera.

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