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Dusty Springfield

Induction category: Performer

Biography

Inductee: Dusty Springfield (vocals; born April 16, 1939, died March 2, 1999) One of the finest pop-soul vocalists ever, Dusty Springfield was blessed with a powerful, smoky voice that ran the emotional gamut from cool sophistication to simmering passion. Over the course of a long, episodic career, she tackled adult pop, Memphis R&B and Motown-style soul, traditional folk and country and contemporary dance music. She’s been called “one of the five mighty pop divas of the Sixties" – the others being Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross and Martha Reeves – and no less an authority than Berry Gordy credits ...

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