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Google celebrates singer Dusty Springfield

Today, Google celebrates the late great British soul singer Dusty Springfield with an animated logo on their homepage.


Dusty Springfield

Born April 16, 1939, Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien was raised in West Hampstead, London, and it wasn't until 1958 that she joined the girl group The Lana Sisters. However, about two years later, O'Brien teamed up with her brother Tom Springfield and Tim Field to form the popular pop trio The Springfields.


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With this group, O'Brien first achieved success as a performer, shooting several UK Top 40 singles from 1961 to 63. On this day in 1963, Dusty Springfield released her debut single, "I Just Wanna Be With You". A fifty-year career was followed by a series of successful businesses.


The success of Atlantic was followed by a series of top 40 hits in the US, including two popular Dusty Springfield tracks, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "Son of a Preacher Man". At the time, this was a rare feat for a British band.


Her popular album Dusty in Memphis followed in 1968, cementing Dusty Springfield's position as one of Britain's largest music exporters.


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Today, Google celebrates the enduring legacy of one of Britain's most beloved singers with an animated logo featuring Dusty Springfield in three iconic poses: