Adele to play Dusty Springfield in film

Adele to play Dusty Springfield in film

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Adele is to play Dusty Springfield in an upcoming bio-picture about her fellow British soul singer, The Daily Star reported.

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Kidman to star in Springfield bio-pic

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LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman is planning to produce and star in a film about 1960s-era British pop star Dusty Springfield, Variety.com reported.

Anne Murray enjoyed duets project

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Yanks picked for British rock hall

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U.K. Music Hall announces inductees

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson and the late Dusty Springfield were announced Tuesday as inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.

R.I.P. Top of the Pops

LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- It's over for the world's longest running weekly music television show, Top of the Pops. The 42-year-old show was recently dropped by the BBC.

Chenoweth to do Dusty Springfield

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth gets a chance to prove she can sing as well as act in her movie portrayal of British soul singer Dusty Springfield.

'Blues Brothers' wins top soundtrack honor

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Norah Jones feeling 2nd album pressure

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Dusty Springfield
NYP99031606 - 16 MARCH 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Elton John who was a friend and fan of the late English singer Dusty Springfield poses, March 15, with her inductee trophy after she was inducted into the 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at ceremonies held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Ms. Springfield died on March 4, 1999 from cancer. wy/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was a British pop singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important white soul singer, and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time.

Born in North London to an Irish Catholic family that enjoyed music, Springfield learned to sing at home. She joined her first professional group, The Lana Sisters, in 1958, then formed the pop-folk vocal trio The Springfields in 1960 with her brother Dion.

Her solo career began in 1963 with the upbeat pop hit, "I Only Want To Be With You" (1963). Among the hits that followed were "Wishin' and Hopin'" (1964), "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" (1964), "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (1966), and "Son of a Preacher Man" (1968). A fan of American pop music, she was the first public figure to bring little-known soul singers to a wider British audience, when she created and hosted the first British performances of the top-selling Motown artists in 1965. By 1966, she was the best selling female singer in the world, and topped a number of popularity polls, including Melody Maker's Best International Vocalist. She was the first British singer to top the New Musical Express readers' poll for Female Singer. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde beehive hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

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