Dusty Springfield: 5 of her best

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To celebrate the fantastic Dusty being extended through to 21 November, it feels only appropriate to take a look back at some of Dusty Springfield’s most illustrious and definitive moments.

The multi-media “fusion musical” celebrates the life and career of Dusty, one of the most recognisable media figureheads of the 21st century. Using the most up-to-date 3D technology, the audience experiences Dusty’s finest moments and how she broke the rules of music.

Here are a few of the 60s icon’s best moments…

[01] Probably her campest moment of her life had to be her collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys. 1987’s What Have I Done to Deserve This — which we hope is on one of your playlists somewhere — resurged a new found love for Dustyamongst millennials. Lady Gaga joined the Pet Shop Boys at the 2009 BRIT Awards following an Outstanding Contribution to Music award.

2) The Grammy Hall of Fame awardee rose to fame following the release of Island of Dreams, and Say I Won’t Be There while in folk-oriented trio the Springfields. The early 60s trio; Dusty, her brother Tom Springfield and Tim Feild, had an impressive run with the release of three albums and a handful of EPs.

3) Dusty’s interview on infamous British TV show French and Saunders has proven to be one of the most iconic televised and hilarious interviews in modern history. The semi-comedic/semi-informative interview explored Springfield’s life and asked deeply personal questions like “what’s your favourite colour?”

4) Nothing Has Been Proved is one of those timeless “walk to work” tracks and probably one of Springfield’s campest songs. Most likely to appear as a lip sync battle on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the 1989 single dominated second place in both the UK and US charts.

5) And finally, you knew it was coming didn’t you? Dusty’s Son of a Preacher Man formed itself as one of the most quintessential sounds of the 20th century, let alone the 60s. This imperative soul classic really establishes Dusty as a cultural icon.

It’s impossible to watch this and not think of Pulp Fiction…


Due to popular demand the DUSTY show has been extended to 21 Nov! To celebrate we have a special offer – best price tickets are down from £49.50 to £20. It’s first come, first served and tickets should be booked using this link:www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/yik5pl. And if you mention ‘Memphis’ at the box office you’ll get a free brochure worth £8.

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