The Life and Death of Dusty Springfield Sharon Davis

The Life and Death of Dusty Springfield Sharon Davis[PDF] ❤ The Life and Death of Dusty Springfield Sharon Davis Author Sharon Davis – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Dusty Springfield is a pop music legend Goddess of the sixties reluctant recluse of the seventies enigmatic icon of the eighties and nineties she attracted a passionate following A perfectionist in he Dusty Springfield and Death eBook ´ is a pop music legend Goddess of the sixties reluctant recluse of the seventies enigmatic icon of the eighties and nineties she attracted a passionate following A perfectionist in her work she was a shy awkward girl off stage But who really knew her Who was the real lady behind the black mascara and The Life ePUB ô backcombed hair. Dusty Springfield is my favorite female singer and has been since I first heard her soulful voice I’ve watched her black and white TV appearances from England’s Ready Steady Go in the 1960′s with her high hair heavy makeup and wondered what she was really like This book gave me some of the answers but wasn’t as definitive as I’d hopedIt goes into detail about her recordings and song choices and also her deep love for Motown and soul music But I would have loved to know about the girl and the woman herselfThe ending of this book which is also the end of Dusty’s life is beautifully written and it’s obvious the author had a strong connection with her It sums up what she meant to the world of popular music and the influence she had on everyone who has ever listened to her uniue and fabulous voiceFor that reason alone it’s a book worth reading This book is interesting It was focused on her music and celebrity than her personal life which will be disappointing to some readers I personally liked the fact that the author didn't spend as much time as other writers have on the dark period of Dusty's life and her self destructive behavior She did explore these topics to some extent without dwelling on them I felt that it's one of the balanced and respectful books about her to come along so far There are also some really intriguing details of her life that weren't brought to light in other biographies I would definitely recommend this book to fans of Dusty Springfield If you are a fan go ahead and read it If you’re not a fan you might decide to never be one after reading this I don’t know Read it and make your own decisions Don’t ask me to form your view of the world Dusty didn’t ask anyone to form hers Is it an ‘intimate’ expose NO A blow by blow of sometimes messy celebrity? Not reallyIt does go over her music hit by hit refers to her friends her producers label mates managers there were many plates smashed there were many and lovers no one knows how many I personally liked her better before reading this book I still love the music though I like biographies that tell you where the demons came from where the inspiration came from and writing that gives you a glimpse of the time period and what it was like to be an entertainer or artist in that time period This hits most of that but as Dusty reuested the author was ‘nice’ The sub title of this biography purports it to be 'An intimate portrait of Dusty Springfield' I'm not too sure that this book by Sharon Davis uite reaches the mark of any intimate portrait Or at least one that penetrates below the surface of the make up and mascara To be fair to the author Dusty Springfield or Mary O'Brien was always something of a puzzling enigma Always somewhat reticent from her earliest days when stardom arrived in the early sixties with brother Tom in The Springfields uiz uestion Name the first 60's British group to hit the American charts?Answer The Springfields with 'Silver Threads Golden Needles' in September '62Sharon Davis states the above as fact although she also states that The Animals were a Manchester bandDescribed by many as the greatest white soul singer she herself never seemed to free herself from doubts in her ability Hid her talents under a bushel Hid her sexuality Hid her drug use and her alcoholism Hid her suicidal tendencies and like so many inhabitants of the world of Poptastic lived a rather lonely lifeThe bibliography does list two other books 'Dusty' by Lucy O'Brien1989 but fails to disclose if this is any relation and ex partner Carole Pope's 'Anti Diva' 2001 Maybe there are deeper insights in these publications An interesting read but not really a biography of Dusty the person Was of a lengthened discography in many ways

The Life and Death of Dusty Springfield Sharon Davis ePUB
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • The Life and Death of Dusty Springfield Sharon Davis
  • Sharon Davis
  • English
  • 21 June 2014
  • 9780233002378