DUSTY'S FUNERAL FRIDAY

Singer Dusty Springfield’s funeral is to be held near her Oxfordshire, England, home on Friday, family sources said. The pop star, whose career spanned four decades died March 2 after losing a long battle with breast cancer. She was 59. Her brother Tom, family, friends, musical and show business colleagues are expected to attend the services, to be held at St. Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames. Known as the Queen of White Soul, Dusty Springfield was most famous for her 1960s hits “Son of a Preacher Man,” “I Only Want to Be with You” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” She is to be inducted into the U.S. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame next Monday in a ceremony hosted by one of her biggest fans, singer Elton John. A Dusty Springfield tribute four-CD box set is due to be released at the end of the year.

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