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Dancing with Demons

Dancing with Demons

The Authorized Biography of Dusty Springfield

Penny Valentine and Vicki Wickham

St. Martin's Press



Dusty Springfield led a tragic yet inspiring life, battling her way to the top of the charts and into the hearts of music fans world-wide. Her signature voice made songs such as "I Only Want to Be with You," "Son of a Preacher Man," and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," international hits. In Dancing with Demons, two of her closest friends, Valentine and Wickham, capture, with vivid memories and personal anecdotes, a Dusty most people never glimpsed in this no-holds-barred yet touching portrait of one of the world's true grand dames of popular music.

Praise for Dancing with Demons

"The unvarnished portrait of a troubled, volatile and gifted singer is told with equal parts compassion and sensation."—Publishers Weekly


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Penny Valentine and Vicki Wickham

Penny Valentine (1943-2003) was the journalist closest to Dusty at the height of her fame and was taken into the singer's closed 'inner circle' of friends. She lived in North London and worked at the Guardian.

Vicki Wickham was Dusty's long-time friend and manager. She produced the pioneer British live TV music program Ready Steady Go!. She currently manages Marc Almond and Nona Hendryx. In 1999 she received the music industy's Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. She resides in New York, NY.

Penny Valentine

Vicki Wickham

St. Martin's Press

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