Dusty Springfield


Gemma Arterton to Play Soul Icon Dusty Springfield in Biopic From ‘Carol’ Team

Dusty Springfield, the soul legend and Swinging Sixties icon who became one of the biggest British stars in the U.S., is getting the biopic treatment, with Gemma Arterton attached to star.

So Much Love, will mark the directorial debut of Carol writer Phyllis Nagy, who also wrote the screenplay.

You're Dead
Norma Tanega
You're Dead

Artist: Norma Tanega
Track: You’re Dead
Album: Walking My Cat Named Dog
Label: New Voice Records
Year: 1966

I first heard this song as the theme to the hilarious New Zealand Vampire Comedy Mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, and I was floored.  Of course I thought it was probably the work of some modern, indie singer-songwriter lady, but it turned out to be by former camp counsellor and erstwhile lover of Dusty Springfield, Norma Tanega.  

Honestly, I had heard very little 60′s Folk music that had such beautiful darkness to it… the song just seemed to be thematically post 80′s.  You would have thought that Norma Tanega would have been more likely to have been the girlfriend of Rennie Sparks rather than Dusty Springfield… but you, like I, would have been wrong.