Dusty Springfield

Let There Be More Melissa Manchester

Charles Donovan | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

Back in the early 1970s, when Melissa was a gigging singer/songwriter trying to make a name for herself in New York, a series of events ushered her along. She took a songwriting class taught by Paul Simon, joined Bette Midler's ensemble and met the woman who was to supply words for some of her most enduring songs - Carole Bayer Sager.

Bulldozing Through the Cradle of British Rock

James Ketchell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ketchell

If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.

ALBUM REVIEW: Kristina Train - Dark Black

Kate Lawson | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kate Lawson

A haunting tale of love and loss, Kristina Train's forthcoming album, Dark Black, features Train's dreamy, intense and intoxicating Southern American vocals throughout - if Norah Jones and Dusty Springfield had a lovechild, this is what it would sound like.

LISTEN: George Galloway 'Writing Dusty Springfield Musical'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Geroge Galloway has written a musical based on the life of 1960s British soul singer Dusty Springfield. The Respect MP for Bradford West told a sur...

X Factor cry babies could use some Downton grit. Kind of.

Andy Hayes | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Andy Hayes

It happens every year, of course. A young singer with a deep ache in their ego, I mean soul, blubs before the X Factor cameras. They say things that might as well be written on cue cards, helpfully held up by the producers: 'It means everything to me.'