Dusty Springfield


Born: 16 April 1939
Died: 2 March 1999 (cancer)
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: Husky-voiced soul singer of the 1960s

Name at birth: Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien began singing with a group called The Lana Sisters, then formed the Springfields with her brother. They had a few hits in the U.K., but in 1963 she embarked on a solo career, using her stage name, Dusty Springfield. Over the next decade she had a string of hits, including "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "Son of a Preacher Man." She died in 1999 from breast cancer.

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