Dusty Springfield arriving in New York City on Sept. 1, 1964

Dusty Springfield arriving in New York City on Sept. 1, 1964

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Dusty Springfield, original name Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, (born April 16, 1939, London, England—died March 2, 1999, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire), British vocalist who made her mark as a female hit maker and icon during the 1960s beat boom that resulted in the British Invasion.

Mary O’Brien, the daughter of a tax consultant, grew up in prosperous Hampstead in North London. In 1958 she became the third member of a short-lived girl group known as the Lana Sisters. Reinventing herself as Dusty Springfield, she then joined her brother Dion (stage name Tom Springfield) in the British country-music trio the Springfields, who achieved moderate success in the early 1960s.

In the late 1960s Springfield began to take herself seriously as a soul diva. In 1965 she hosted a television special that promoted Motown artists, including the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, to British audiences, and she often performed American rhythm-and-blues songs in her own subsequent TV appearances. She signed with Atlantic Records in 1968 and cut her Dusty in Memphis (1969) album in the famed American Sound Studios with producers Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin. The album brought her critical acclaim and an international hit with “Son of a Preacher Man.”

Springfield continued to record into the 1970s, but her career was derailed by poor management and struggles with drugs and alcohol. By the middle of the decade, she was working as a session singer in Los Angeles. Repeated comeback attempts failed until she teamed up with the Pet Shop Boys on the single “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” (1987); after it became a hit, the duo wrote and produced other songs for her that were included on her album Reputation (1990). By the 1990s Springfield had become a camp icon. After she resettled in England, she battled cancer and in 1998 received the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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