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Lulu Criticises Sexist, Ageist Music Industry

2nd March 2015

Lulu believes there is too much pressure on female singers to strip.The 'Shout' hitmaker rose to fame in the 1960s but believes it is far more difficult for older artists to garner success because music...

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Adele To Return To Showbiz With Dusty Springfield Role?

By Joe Wilde | 28th September 2013

Adele has been keeping things on the down low since the birth of her first child, with her Oscars appearance in February - where she picked up the award for Best Original Song - being...

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Adele In Talks To Play Dusty Springfield - Report

27th September 2013

British singer Adele is reportedly in early discussions to tackle the role of Dusty Springfield in a movie about the country music icon.The film, which will be written by Boardwalk Empire scribe David Stenn, will...

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Adele In Talks To Play Dusty Springfield In New Biopic

27th September 2013

Adele is in talks to play the role of Dusty Springfield on the big screen.The Oscar-winning singer is set to star as the late music icon in a film that is tipped to be penned...

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Dusty Springfield Musical To Hit West End

21st June 2013

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...

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Dusty Springfield Musical Heading To The West End

21st June 2013

A musical interpretation of Dusty Springfield's colourful life is heading to the London stage next year (14).The Son of a Preacher Man star's rise to fame will be documented in the new production, which is...

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Session Guitarist Jim Sullivan Dies

4th October 2012

A session guitarist who played with David Bowie, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield has died.'Big' Jim Sullivan passed away at his home in West Sussex, England on Tuesday (02Oc12) at the age of...

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Dusty Springfield Song Pulled From Mad Men

20th March 2012

Mad Men bosses have pulled Dusty Springfield's Burt Bacharach hit The Look Of Love from the fifth season premiere of the hit drama - after realising the song is out of time.TV critics pointed out...

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Robin Gibb: 'Dusty Springfield Outshines Current Chart Stars'

9th May 2011

Robin Gibb has hailed Dusty Springfield as the greatest female singer in modern history, insisting no artist can match the soul legend.The Bee Gees star unveiled a special plaque commemorating the Son of a Preacher...

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Casting Bosses Looking For Dusty Springfield Star

7th April 2011

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...

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Duffy Collecting Springfield's Treasures

13th January 2011

Welsh star DUFFY is building up a collection of DUSTY SPRINGFIELD's prized possessions, gifted to her by the late singer's close friends.The Mercy hitmaker befriended a group of Springfield's pals after impressing them with her...

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Russell Watson's Liability Worry

22nd September 2010

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...

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Politician Writing Springfield Musical

10th July 2010

Former U.K. politician GEORGE GALLOWAY is writing a musical about the life of British soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD.The revered peace campaigner has teamed up with fellow Scot Ron MCKay to research the tragic star's life...

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Phil Collins Going Back To His Youth

15th April 2010

Phil Collins has recorded an album of Motown covers. The legendary singer and drummer is to release the album of his covers entitled 'Going Back', which draws from the records which influenced him as a...

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Washington Can't Wait To Make Out With Chenoweth As Dusty

14th January 2010

Actress KERRY WASHINGTON is all set to pucker up for a same-sex smooch with KRISTIN CHENOWETH after learning the Broadway star wants her to play her lesbian lover in a planned DUSTY SPRINGFIELD biopic.Last year...

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Top Gay Icon Elton John

10th December 2009

Sir Elton John is the top male gay icon of all time.The legendary pop star - who married his long-term lover David Furnish in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005 - has been declared the...

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Pet Shop Boys' Glastonbury Dream

17th November 2009

Pet Shop Boys want to headline Glastonbury 2010.The 'It's A Sin' duo - who previously performed at the legendary British music festival in 2000 - say they enjoyed the experience and would love to repeat...

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Session Drummer Graham Dies

16th September 2009

Famed session drummer BOBBY GRAHAM, who has played on records by DUSTY SPRINGFIELD and THE KINKS, has died at the age of 69.The musician performed on around 15,000 songs - most notably Springfield's I Only...

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Chenoweth Wants Washington As Her Leading Lady

29th April 2009

Bubbly actress/singer KRISTIN CHENOWETH wants RAY star KERRY WASHINGTON to play her lesbian lover in a new DUSTY SPRINGFIELD biopic. Chenoweth will play the British soul star in a movie she's developing - and she's hoping...

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Springfield 'Longed For A Baby'

27th March 2009

Late star DUSTY SPRINGFIELD was so desperate for a baby, she once asked a friend to father a child with her, according to a new biography. Former The Searchers guitarist, Frank Allen, has opened up about...

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Iconic Rock Items Go Up For Sale

4th March 2009

Flashy cars and rare guitars owned by the likes of ROD STEWART and DUSTY SPRINGFIELD are going under the hammer at an upcoming auction in London. The Rock Legends sale will feature more than 45 vintage...

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Springfield's Preacher Man Tops Best Song Poll

31st October 2008

Soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD has topped a poll to find the U.K.'s favourite song, with SON OF A PREACHER MAN. The 1969 hit saw off competition from artists including Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley to...

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Springfield's Struggle With Her Sexuality Revealed In New Book

3rd September 2008

Soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD used fame and religion as a cloak to hide her homosexuality for years, according a shocking new book about the star. The 1960s icon - real name Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette...

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Duffy Hates Winehouse Comparison

3rd August 2008

Welsh singer DUFFY is troubled by comparisons to British star AMY WINEHOUSE and soul singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - because she thinks it belittles her own hard work. The Mercy hitmaker is constantly being compared to...

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Kidman Faces Rival Springfield Project

6th May 2008

LATEST: NICOLE KIDMAN and former THE WEST WING star KIRSTEN CHENOWETH will go head-to-head in two rival biopics of the same star - 1960s singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Last week (01May08), scriptwriter Michael Cunningham revealed Kidman...

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Nicole Kidman To Play Dusty Springfield In New Biopic

2nd May 2008

Nicole Kidman has signed to star as Dusty Springfield in a movie biopic about the singer.The Australian actress is to produce and star in the as-yet-untitled project for Fox 2000 studios, reteaming with Michael Cunningham,...

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Kidman To Play Springfield

1st May 2008

Australian actress NICOLE KIDMAN is to play DUSTY SPRINGFIELD in a new biopic of the singer's life. The 40-year-old star is to team up again with Michael Cunningham - who scripted her Oscar-winning performance in...

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Welsh Chanteuse Duffy Denies Winehouse Comparisons

28th February 2008

Chart-topping singer Duffy has rejected any notion of similarity to fellow singing sensation Amy Winehouse, claiming she wants to carve her own niche.The Welsh singer stormed to the top of the singles charts with Mercy...

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'Dusty Springfield' Wins Bbc One's Tribute Series

17th February 2008

Katy Setterfield, a Dusty Springfield impersonator, has won BBC One's The One and Only talent show.After being declared the winner last night, Setterfield admitted to being "absolutely speechless" and "gob-smacked".In winning she secured a three-month...

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Springfield Used A Helping Hand

25th November 2007

British singer DUSTY SPRINGFIELD had an odd way of remembering the lyrics to her songs during gigs - she would scribble the words on her fingers with pen. The late star - who succumbed to...

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