DUSTY tells the story of Mary O'Brien who the world knew as Dusty Springfield. In the 1960s Dusty Springfield takes the entertainment world by storm with a score of hits, a top TV show and a legion of fans.
She was the most influential British female artist of the 60’s. Known as the White Lady of Soul, she was responsible for bringing the Motown sound to the UK. But the success she wanted is hollow and real happiness eludes her.
Driven by her sense of perfection, Dusty takes on the world even as she discovers a desperate need to be loved in a way that could cause her career to crash. At the pinnacle of international success, with triumphs in Britain and America, Dusty finds the pressure unbearable. Unable to be what other people expect, and finding the spotlight’s heat can burn, she retreats from the world into a dark place.
Finding strength in adversity, Dusty returns to soar to the top. With the world applauding again, she has one more battle to fight.
DUSTY the Original Pop Diva includes many great big hits of the 1960s including I Only Want To Be With You; Little By Little; Silver Threads and Golden Needles; Stay Awhile; Dancing In The Street; Wishin’ and Hopin’; My Generation; The Look Of Love; Who Can I Turn To?; I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself; Son Of A Preacher Man; Heart And Soul.
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