dustyTRIBUTES

Dusty died on March 2, 1999 at her home in Harpsden Bottom, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, U.K.

 

The O.B.E.(Order of the British Empire) which was awarded to Dusty in the year before her death, for services to British music.

 

These were the flowers sent from me at Dusty's funeral, with the message: "every day I find you're in my heart & on my mind.... All I See Is You"

British newspaper coverage was overwhelming; it was as if the country had just realised how important Dusty was to them:

"....the carefully shaded emotions she brought to the music of her prime....... she was the only white woman singer worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as the great divas of 1960's soul music"RICHARD WILLIAMS, THE GUARDIAN

"The Queen of Pop is dead"THE EXPRESS

".....few would deny that Dusty Springfield was the finest female pop singer that Britain has ever produced"MICK BROWN, DAILY TELEGRAPH

"The finest female voice we ever had"

THE INDEPENDENT

"....as much a part of 1960's Britain as the mini skirt...."THE TIMES

"Dusty ended life as the Queen of Britpop" THE MIRROR

"...the voice that haunted a generation" THE MAIL

"The day the music died" THE GUARDIAN

The permanent memorial to Dusty in the grounds of St. Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames, where it was laid on June 7, 1999........ A bench has now been added in order that visitors can sit quietly with their thoughts.

Other floral tributes came from:

CILLA & BOBBY;ALAN PARKER;M & D;LEON;RISS;TRIS PENNA;DEBBIE, ANDY & THE DOGS;DOREEN CHANTER;LEE CHARLES;POLLY PERKINS;NICK STEWART;TONY NUTTALL;PAUL BURGER & SONY MUSIC uk;PAUL MCGUINNESS;RATLIFF;PETER & MARTIN;RUTH;ERIC , JOHN & FAMILY;TOM;PAT, TONY & LEE;NOLA;HILARY;CAROLE KING & PHIL ROBINSON;ELTON & DAVID; GLYN & NORMA;JUNE, ELAINE, DAWSON & CLIFF;ANGELA;MARY MURPHY;DIANNE WARREN;DOUGGIE & TONY;JENNY;ELLIE GREENWICH;SUE;AILSA;MISS BILLIE DAVIS;JOHN REID;IRENE CHANTER DAVIES;TERRIE DOHERTY;COUSIN MONICA, JOHN & FAMILY;ANN GEE;AHMET ERTEGUN;HERE'S TO PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY......;SUE STEWART & RICHARD;CAROLE GOWER & FAMILY;KRISS, IMOGEN & CHARLES;GARY GLITTER;ROSEMARY BELL;  PAT RAY; yTRUDY;JAY ZAPATA;SUE ELLISTON;MIKE;CORRINNE & ANDY(SWING OUT SISTER);GIB & LORNA;PENNY & GEORGE COLE;SARAH NELSON;FOREST STILIN;AUDREY JONES;P.J. PROBY;KAREN & TONY;RALPH COVINO;MICHAEL;ANTHONY & JILL PERRY;EVELYN BELL RICHARDS;MICK, KEITH, CHARLIE & RONNIE(THE STONES);THE ALMA COGAN APPRECIATION SOCIETY;JULIA, CHRIS & THE CHILDREN;ARIF MARDIN;MARIE & JUSTIN HAYWARD;SECOND MUM(MRS. RHODES);SYLVIA MULCAHY;UNIVERSAL RECORDS;ANDY, MYRA, JANA & RICHARD;ROD STEWART & ANNIE CHALLIS;PAT & DENISE;KRIS, KIKI, DION, ZAK & DEE;ROGER & KATH;TIM FIELD & ROBIN;JUDY STONE & JOHN ADAMS;PAULA LILLY;LISA & STEVE;CAROLE;DAVID & DORENE;VICTOR GREENBERG;BRENDA EAGLES;PIETER;LORNA GUESS, KRISTINA, EZRINE & STACEY CROCKETT(CAROLE KING PRODUCTIONS);ALAN HODGSON;PAUL McCARTNEY & KIDS;JOAN & JON;RITA & JOHN;TOM JONES & FAMILY;ALAN;THE STAFF OF THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL;DEREK WADSWORTH;STEVE, PETE & LINDA;MADELINE;MICHAEL;SHIELA BRIDLE;B;

In the year leading up to Dusty's death on March 2, 1999, many people felt compelled to write to let Dusty know just how great her influence on them was.

Thank you all.

even without addresses the Post Office found Dusty(see below).

Dusty fan, Loraine Peconi-Bauman has purchased a brick from the American Cancer Society, which has been laid in the TRIANGLE OF LIFE walkway in tribute to Dusty. This was unveiled on Oct 1st. 1999 in Schenly Park-Flagstaff Hill, in the Oakland section of Pittsburg(near University of Pittsburg), Pennsylvania.

 
 The "Triangle for Life" is a beautifully landscaped gazebo, surrounded by 3 trees, representing the 3 generations of women touched by breast cancer, and the 3 steps vital in early detection: self examination, mammograph, and annual clinical examination.

 
 Donations to the ACS work to sustain life in the future. American Cancer Society: +1-888-227-5445.

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