What is on today's google homepage? Celebrating Dusty Springfield

Google Doodle Celebrating Dusty Springfield

What is on today's google homepage? Celebrating Dusty Springfield

Today's Doodle honours Dusty Springfield, a singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Springfield was a cultural icon whose brilliant career spanned five decades. She was known for her astonishing range across genres, eye-locking stage presence, and her characteristic blonde beehive. Dusty released her debut solo record, 'I Only Want to Be with You,' on this day in 1963.

Springfield discovered her passion of music at a young age and committed her life to performing after graduating from high school. Her professional career began in 1958, when she temporarily joined the Lana Sisters. Dusty soon joined forces with Tom, her brother, and Tim Field to form The Springfields, a pop-folk trio. In 1962, the group recorded "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," which became a top 20 success in the United States—a unusual accomplishment for a British group at the time. On her route to Nashville for a recording session, she stopped in New York and found her artistic calling was closer to soul and R&B.

Despite the fact that the trio ended, Dusty retained the Springfield stage persona throughout her solo career. Over the next decade, she had a string of successes, including the massively successful "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," but her career peaked in 1968, when her album "Dusty in Memphis" received critical praise in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Springfield's career encompassed several genres and styles in the years that followed. In the 1990s, she recorded her final studio album, was inducted into the Class of 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and The Rolling Stones named her Britain's best-ever pop vocalist!

Thank you for always keeping us wishin’ and hopin’, Dusty. Proud to be celebrating you today!