Known for her blonde bouffant and her powerful voice, Dusty became one of the most iconic singers in the gay community. The English-born and -bred Dusty could sing anything with her smoky and sensual voice. Because of this, she was welcomed and respected by black artists as a performer and promoter of soul music, whether hosting the cutting edge television show, Ready Steady Go! She broke free from the conventions of female British singers, and sang American tracks naturally. Her inspirations helped her become one of the most powerful female voices of her generation. Her album Dusty in Memphis was named one of the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
Roger Lewis. Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin. One glance at her chin should have revealed all — but the Sixties was not a fraction as liberated and swinging as people now assume. Victims were treated with aversion therapy and electric shocks. Women must marry, and marry young, to avoid a life on the shelf. The agony created by such social stipulations was widespread and intense. I myself can recall heaps of furious married dragon-women in Wales, who wore wrinkle-resistant Crimplene trousers and sublimated their feelings working with horses or running Girl Guide camps.
Dusty Springfield was an English singer and record producer best known for her sultry, soulful sound. Music Hall of Fame. In Springfield joined her first singing group, The Lana Sisters, later forming The Springfields with her brother. She also became known for her blonde bouffant, heavy makeup and colorful evening gowns—a style emblematic of the Swinging Sixties.
Kirsten Holly Smith is the driving force behind Forever Dusty , the new bio musical that follows the rise and fall of 60s British soul singer, Dusty Springfield. First, some Dusty The multi-talented Smith first started developing this idea back in when she received a grant from the University of California to write and perform a one-woman show based on the life of one of her heroes, Dusty. At first it was that voice!