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1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield

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    Elton John
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Dusty Springfield

Hall of Fame Essay


Jim Bessman

With her very first single as a solo artist, Dusty Springfield secured her glorified place in the pantheon of rock & roll history. 

The 1963 release of “I Only Want to Be With You” made her the second English artist - following the Beatles - to break through in America as part of the initial wave of the British Invasion, launching the international career of one of rock’s most distinctive, far-reaching and enduring female vocalists.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1999
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She was a songwriter’s singer

Elton John



Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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