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Dusty Springfield, on DVD and in Print

Dusty Springfield in concert at the Albert Hall.
Dusty Springfield in concert at the Albert Hall.

With writer Penny Valentine, Vicki Wickham is the author of Dancing with Demons: The Authorized Biography of Dusty Springfield. Wickham was Springfield's close friend and manager for over a decade of the enigmatic British singer's career.

A new DVD has just been released of a famed 1979 performance: Dusty Springfield, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Eaglerock Entertainment).

This interview originally aired on Jan. 2, 2002.

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