Dusty Springfield is probably the most iconic and inspirational British female singer EVER. Since her first hit “I Only Want to Be with You” charted in 1963, Dusty amassed twenty top 40 hits in a career that spanned over thirty years. Hits such as “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Stay Awhile,” “Some of Your Lovin,” “Little by Little,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “All I See Is You,” and her comeback collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys ensured her place in music’s Hall of Fame.
In conjunction with Universal Music and ITN Archive, this program profiles the unique voice and artistry that was Dusty, with highlights and previously unseen performance footage from her career. Along with exclusive interviews and insights from those who really knew Dusty, JUST DUSTY is the incredible story of a woman who defied convention. She brought Motown to the UK, sang soul on a par with Aretha Franklin, refused to play to segregated audiences in South Africa, and harmed her career by standing up for her sexuality.
Famous for her beehive, mod-queen looks, and crescendo ballads that captured the sixties generation, Dusty Springfield is now reaching a whole new audience. With JUST DUSTY, we can once again relive the magic of Dusty Springfield the performer, and appreciate the complexity that made Dusty so special as a person. Featuring live performances, unseen footage, and photographs plus contributions from friends and colleagues including Pet Shop Boys, Burt Bacharach, Mari Wilson, Marc Almond, Pat Rhodes, Simon Bell, and Frank Allen from the Searchers, this is THE definitive Dusty Springfield Story!
(NB this video is NOT a trailer, but the whole program .... enjoy )
Labels: 2021, documentary, Dusty Springfield, TV