September 2014 Fiction & Entertainment Biteback Publishing

Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend Karen Bartlett

Paperback | Nov 2015 | Biteback Publishing | 9781849548762 | 388pp | 198x128mm | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99
Hardback | Sep 2014 | The Robson Press | 9781849546416 | 388pp | 234x156mm | GEN

Dusty Springfield was one of the biggest musical stars of the twentieth century. From the launch of her solo career in 1963, and until her departure for Los Angeles a decade later, she was Britain's biggest female star, with a glamour and voice that propelled her into a different league. She was, in almost every way, ahead of her time. For instance, she was the first British artist to appreciate the impact of Motown, and her love of its music led her to introduce Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder to audiences through her TV shows. Her musical ear was unsurpassed, and she famously discovered Led Zeppelin.

This book is the definitive biography of Dusty Springfield, using new material, meticulous research and frank interviews with those closest to her, to compose an intimate and accurate portrait of the real woman behind the legend.