The Searchers bassist Frank Allen has claimed his friend Dusty Springfield wanted to have a baby with him and propositioned him after an evening out.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD was desperate to have children, The Searchers bassist Frank Allen has claimed.
Despite her lesbianism, which she kept secret for most of her life fearing it could ruin her career, the legendary singer wanted to have sex with Allen so she could get pregnant and give birth to ''a good- looking child''.
Recalling their baby conversation - which took place following an evening at London club Yours and Mine in the late 1960s - Allen exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''We left the club, but before we went our separate ways, she put her hand on my leg and she said, 'My baby clock is ticking and I'm getting very broody. I want to become a mother, and if we had a child it would be a very good looking child. A very good looking kid.' And at that point she actually put her hand in my groin and I was totally dumbfounded, I didn't know what to say but my mind was racing. I couldn't cope with this, I thought, 'I don't want to become a father, I can't be responsible for this.' ''
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Dusty Springfield Will Be Recreated In Virtual Form In A New London Musical Celebrating Her Career.
The Son of a Preacher Man hitmaker, who died in 1999, will be the virtual star of Dusty, a new production about her life and career, thanks to 3D laser technology which can combine images and footage of the pop legend with those of a body double.
The singers and dancers onstage will be able to 'interact' with the virtual presence in the show, which begins previews at London's Charing Cross Theatre on 25 May (15).
Producer Michael Linnit tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Dusty herself is playing Dusty... Dusty walks and talks and sings. It's her voice, singing all the hits she's associated with."
The film, which will be written by Boardwalk Empire scribe David Stenn, will focus on Springfield's time living in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1960s during the making of her 1969 album Dusty in Memphis.
A studio executive tells British newspaper the Daily Mail that soul star Adele is in talks to join the film, saying, "There is a project - and it's true Adele is attached - but it's in an early stage of development."
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A musical based on Dusty Springfield's colourful life is to hit London's West End next year with Sandi Toksvig writing the script.
A musical based on DUSTY SPRINGFIELD's life is to hit London's West End next year.
The late singer's rise to fame will be documented in the production, which is being written by Sandi Toksvig after she was contracted by producers Vicki Wickham - who was the former manager of Dusty - and theatre mogul David Ian.
Vicki has admitted she's seen ''numerous really bad'' shows and scripts written about Dusty - who died from breast cancer in 1999 aged 59 - that haven't captured the true colourful life that she led, and she's determined to show a side to the blonde beauty that no one knows about.
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'Big' Jim Sullivan passed away at his home in West Sussex, England on Tuesday (02Oc12) at the age of 71.
The prolific British musician, born James Tomkins, enjoyed a lengthy career and performed on more than 1,000 hits, including Bowie's Space Oddity and Ferry Cross the Mersey by Gerry the Pacemakers.
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TV critics pointed out the timing error, explaining the Springfield tune wasn't released until six months after the events of the episode, which airs in the U.S. on Sunday (25Mar12).
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner says, "Although we take license for artistic purposes with the end-title music, we never want the source music to break from the time period we are trying to recreate."
The Bee Gees star unveiled a special plaque commemorating the Son of a Preacher Man hitmaker at her former home in Kensington, London on Sunday (08May11) and he used the occasion to praise Springfield's vocal talent.
Gibb also criticised the current crop of female chart stars, telling reporters they "just pose at singing".
He says, "(Springfield) is probably the greatest female popular singer in the modern pop rock era - since 1963, there's been no one to match her.
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Film bosses have launched an international search for an actress to play late soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD on the big screen.
The new biopic, based on a Springfield biography, will tell the story of the London-born star's private life, career and addiction struggles.
Casting officials are looking for the right star to portray Springfield and won't limit their hunt to the singer's native Britain.
Executive producer Dominick Fairbanks says, "We will announce our writer and director very shortly, and the search is on for the actress to play Dusty. This is a fabulous part for any actress and we are looking both sides of the Atlantic at the moment."
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The Mercy hitmaker befriended a group of Springfield's pals after impressing them with her music, and now visits them in Oxfordshire, England to listen to their stories.
And Duffy admits she often leaves with presents that once belonged to her idol.
She says, "They just like what I do. I've got a few things. I have a bottle of her Chanel No 5 (perfume) on my dressing table, a tea set from China, some jewellery and stuff. They gave them to me. Dusty had no kids - they had no one to give all this stuff to.
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Russell Watson worried he'd become ''a liability'' after he was being treated for two brain tumours, and is grateful he has been given the opportunity to record new album 'La Voce'.
Russell Watson worried he'd become "a liability" after being treated for a brain tumour.
The tenor thanked fans for standing by him during his long battle with health problems - which saw him have two pituitary tumours removed in 2006 and 2007 - and praised his new record company, Sony, for giving him the chance to record again now he back to full health, with his new album, 'La Voce'.
Speaking at the launch of the record last night (21.09.10) Russell said: "It's a thrill to still be here and singing and also it's a great thrill to be here with Sony who have shown such faith In Me when other people might have thought, 'Russell Watson is a liability'. Genuinely, thank you so much.
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