Dusty Springfield

1939 - 1999

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Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English singer whose career spanned over five decades. With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was a significant singer of blue-eyed soul, pop and dramatic ballads, with French chanson, country, and jazz also in her repertoire. During her 1960s peak, she ranked among the most successful British female performers on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dusty Springfield has received more than 5,407,837 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Dusty Springfield is the 285th most popular singer (down from 266th in 2019), the 1,179th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,080th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Singer.

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  • 5.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Dusty Springfield ranks 285 out of 3,541Before her are Rod Evans, Selena Gomez, Corry Brokken, Anastacia, Beyoncé, and Selena. After her are Asmahan, Renata Scotto, Vicente Fernández, Cab Calloway, Antonio Cesti, and Wolf Biermann.

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Among people born in 1939, Dusty Springfield ranks 97Before her are Daniel C. Tsui, Marco Bellocchio, Richard Serra, Seamus Heaney, John O'Keefe, and Ion Țiriac. After her are Velibor Vasović, Concha Velasco, Ricardo Bofill, Alexandros Panagoulis, Krzysztof Zanussi, and Michael Moorcock. Among people deceased in 1999, Dusty Springfield ranks 54Before her are Hermine Braunsteiner, Rafael Alberti, Joe D'Amato, Benjamin Bloom, André Martinet, and João Figueiredo. After her are Charlotte Perriand, DeForest Kelley, Alfredo Kraus, Daniel Nathans, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Gyula Zsengellér.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dusty Springfield ranks 1,179 out of 6,924Before her are Jethro Tull (1674), Jack Phillips (1887), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Frank Lampard (1978), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), and Joan of Kent (1328). After her are Edward Low (1690), Dave Murray (1956), Henry (1100), R. D. Laing (1927), Scott Adkins (1976), and John Rolfe (1585).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Dusty Springfield ranks 35Before her are Shirley Bassey (1937), Robbie Williams (1974), Dave Gahan (1962), Van Morrison (1945), John Lydon (1956), and Rod Evans (1947). After her are Glenn Hughes (1951), Victoria Beckham (1974), David Byron (1947), Boy George (1961), Tim Staffell (1948), and Sarah Brightman (1960).