Her partner, Norma Tanega, had returned to the US after their relationship had become stressful,  and Springfield was spending more time in the US herself.
She recorded some songs with producer Jeff Barry in early , which were intended for an album to be released by Atlantic Records.
However, the recording sessions were abandoned, although part of the material, including tentative and incomplete vocals, was issued on the posthumous compilation Beautiful Soul.
By Springfield had put her solo musical career on hold to live as a recluse in the US and avoid scrutiny by UK tabloids. In the s and early s gay or bisexual performers "knew that being 'out' would lead to prurient media attention, loss of record contracts In the late s Springfield released two albums on United Artists Records.
The album peaked in the UK top 50 and was well received by critics. On 3 December , she performed a charity concert for a full house at the Royal Albert Hall , in the presence of Princess Margaret. Springfield was uncharacteristically proud of her album White Heat , which was influenced by new wave music.
The single rose to No. Springfield sang lead vocals on the Richard Carpenter song " Something in Your Eyes ", emulating the vocal stylings of Richard's late sister Karen. Thomas had collaborated with Jennifer Warnes on the original version, which was neither re-recorded with Warnes nor released as a single.
It was issued as a single and reached No. In a new compilation, The Silver Collection , was issued. Springfield returned to the studio with Pet Shop Boys, who produced her recording of their song " Nothing Has Been Proved ", commissioned for the soundtrack of the drama film Scandal.
By Springfield had left California and, other than when recording tracks for Reputation , she returned to the UK to live. In , she recorded a duet with her former s professional rival and friend, Cilla Black. Though originally intended by Shapiro as a country music album, the track selection by Springfield pushed the album into pop music with an occasional country feel. It was included on Simply Dusty , an anthology that she had helped plan. When she returned to England a few months later, her physicians diagnosed her with breast cancer.
Her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame occurred two weeks after her death. Her friend Elton John helped induct her into the Hall of Fame, declaring, "I'm biased, but I just think she was the greatest white singer there ever has been Springfield's funeral service was attended by hundreds of fans and people from the music business, including Elvis Costello , Lulu and the Pet Shop Boys.
It was a Catholic funeral, which took place at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Henley-on-Thames, where Springfield had lived during her last years.
A marker dedicated to her memory was placed in the church graveyard. Influenced by US pop music,  Dusty Springfield created a distinctive blue-eyed soul sound. She was equally at home singing Broadway standards, blues, country or even techno-pop". Most responses to her voice emphasise her breathy sensuality.
Springfield consistently used her voice to upend commonly held beliefs on the expression of social identity through music. The Philips Record company's studio was slated as "an extremely dead studio", where it felt as though it had turned the treble down: "There was no ambience and it was like singing in a padded cell. I had to get out of there". Springfield was one of the best-selling UK singers of the s. The album, titled Just a Little Lovin' , featured two tracks selected from Springfield's debut, four from Dusty in Memphis , and four from throughout her back catalogue.
The cut version can be heard in the fifth episode of the show. Springfield was popular in Europe and performed at the Sanremo Music Festival. Dusty Springfield is a cultural icon of the Swinging Sixties where she "was an instantly recognisable celebrity". Springfield borrowed elements of her look from blonde glamour queens such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve and pasted them together according to her own taste.
In the s she topped a number of popularity polls, including Melody Maker ' s Best International Vocalist for ; in she was the first British singer to top the New Musical Express readers' polls for Female Singer, and topped that poll again in , , and as well as gaining the most votes in the British Singer category from to She died on the day that she would otherwise have collected her award from the Palace.
Various films and stage musicals have been created or proposed to commemorate her life. Another reported candidate for a role as Springfield was Madonna in a TV film project. The production starred Kirsten Holly Smith as Springfield. Smith also co-wrote the book of the musical. Catherine died in a nursing home there in of lung cancer. Some of Springfield's biographers and journalists have speculated that she had two personalities: shy, quiet, Mary O'Brien, and the public face she had created as Dusty Springfield.
An editorial review at Publishers Weekly of Valentine and Wickham's biography, Dancing with Demons , finds that "the confidence [Springfield] exuded on vinyl was a facade masking severe insecurities, addictions to drink and drugs, bouts of self-harm and fear of losing her career if exposed as a lesbian".
Dusty was most definitely Dusty right to the end. In her early career, much of her odd behaviour was seen as more or less in fun, described as a "wicked" sense of humour, including her food fights and hurling crockery down stairs.
Springfield had a great love for animals, particularly cats, and became an advocate for animal protection groups. She enjoyed reading maps and would intentionally get lost to navigate her way out. Springfield was never reported to be in a heterosexual relationship, and this meant that the issue of her sexual orientation was raised frequently during her life. Many other people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it I know I'm perfectly as capable of being swayed by a girl as by a boy.
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