Dusty Springfield

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Idle (Idol) Thoughts

I’m weighing in the morning after only because I love the songs from the era of the “British Invasion,” and because Lulu has to qualify as the most awesome mentor/coach American Idol has ever spotlighted. She had bite, she had a point, and I can’t wait to hear her sing tonight. No fast-forwarding through that one. LaKisha ignored her advice at her peril. (Seriously, Diamonds are Forever? When Goldfinger was probably an option? Awful song, forgettable performance. Simon Cowell, as usual, was right. Sounded like the encore on a PBS pledge special.)The songs alone made this my favorite American Idol episode of the season to date, and the fact that most of the singers raised their game (with a few notable exceptions) also helped. Biggest shock: Stephanie, who fumbled a Dusty Springfield classic with sloppy execution (health issues to blame?) and minimal passion (no excuse there). Even Haley’s Nancy Sinatra-style strutting to Tell Him was better than that. Watchi...read more

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Casino Royale -- (Movie Clip) Between Mind And Body
Awkward Silences: Dragons Den
Tooker and Baugh Ep:1 Pilot aka Hello, Dusty Springfield
60s Girl Grooves (My Music)

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Year Title Description
2014 The Dave Clark Five: The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over, A Great Performances Special
Season 41, Episode 17
Episode, Appearing
2013 Burt Bacharach's Best TV Show Series, Performer
2013 60s Girl Grooves TV Show Series, Performer
2007 The British Beat TV Show Series, Performer
2003 The Ed Sullivan Show: Episode Episode, Performer

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