2016


Thank you letter from Royal Marsden


here is the letter of thanks from Prof. Ian Smith on behalf of the Royal Marsden Hospital. Dusty Day 2016 raised £3700 in memory of Dusty.


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Dusty Day 2016 - The total raised

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Dusty Day 2016 has raised £3,700 for the Royal Marden Hospital, in Dusty’s name.

The event took place on Sunday April 17, 2016 at West 5, Ealing, London W5 4NB.

We have to thank everyone who came along, both to watch & to take part.

MARTYNA WREN, accompanied by JOHN BOWMAN - singing I Just Don’t now What To Do With Myself, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me & Spooky.

JOE CARD - singing In The Middle Of Nowhere & Let Me Get In Your Way.

SIMON BELL, accompanied by CHRIS BURGHAM & PETE DAYNES (above) - singing I’ll Try Anything, The Look Of Love, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, All I Have Is Written In Your Eyes, How Will It Be?, I Am Your Child, Yours Eternally, I’m Coming Home Again, and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me.

KATIE KISSOON (below left) - singing I Only Want To Be With You and Going Back.

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JULIE FELIX - singing Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa and Going Back.

IAN SHAW - singing If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) and ALove Like Yours (Don’t Come Knocking Every Day)

IAN SHAW & SIMON BELL - You’ve Got A Friend 

The entertainment ended with Dusty herself on You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me.

We were honoured with a visit from Lynne Abrams of The Lana Sisters, writer Nola York, Duncan Sibbald, producer of the recent Dusty show, singer Sonia Jones, who sang background for Dusty & so many others, and, of course, Pat Rhodes who joined us once more, making the day for many.


In addition we had the Dusty Day auction, raffle, and a Dusty Quiz!!


We have to thank the following:

The management & staff of West 5 who were wonderful.

Jonathan Walmsley for masterful sound.

Justin Whittingham for, once more, lending us the keyboard.

John Aitken, Paul O’Mara & Clive Burgess, without whose help I just couldn’t do it.


The Dusty Day 2016 Line-up

If everything goes to plan this is the line-up for Dusty Day 2016. Sunday April 17 13:00 - 19:00


Dusty Day Running Order - liable to change on the day

DUSTY DAY 2016: RUNNING ORDER


13:00 WELCOME


13:45 DUSTY QUIZ


14:00 MARTYNA WREN (confirmed)


14:30 JOE CARD (confirmed)


15:00 SIMON BELL (confirmed)


15:50 KATIE KISSOON (confirmed)


16:00 DUSTY DAY AUCTION


16:45 JULIE FELIX (confirmed)


17:00 RAFFLE


17:45 QUIZ RESULT


18:15 IAN SHAW (unconfirmed)

6 days to go! (weather updated 15 Apr)

Just 6 days to go until Dusty Day 2016.

The weather forecast has improved, with Sun & a high of 12°.

The musical line-up - JULIE FELIX, IAN SHAW, SIMON BELL, MARTYNA WREN, local troubador JOE CARD, and KATIE KISSOON (Dusty b/vs on In Private, Time Waits For No One and Heart & Soul). LÉO ELSO (Tom from Dusty show) is now unable to join us due to rehearsals for a new show. 

In attendance will be PAT RHODES, LYNNE ABRAMS (Lana Sister), and DUNCAN SIBBALD (producer, Dusty show).

There will be a barbeque (not included in entrance).

DOORS OPEN 13:00. Event concludes at 19:00, but venue then opens to regular customers and you can stay to enjoy an evening of karaoke.

Dusty Day Auction

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We can now tell you about some of the auction items. Among the items are:

L.P. Dusty Springfield - Japanese PAT-1026. If You Go Away, La Bamba, I Just Wanna Be There, You Don’t Own Me, Son Of A Preacher Man, Windmills Of Your Mind, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Yesterday When I Was Young, Look Of Love, Never Love Again, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, I’m Gonna Leave You.

Newspaper - DISC Aug 18, 1962, With Springfields story & pic on front page.

Newspaper - DISC Jan 6, 1968, with Dusty story & picture on back page.

Newspaper - NME Oct 26, 1968 with ad for Dusty’s I Will Come To You on front page

E.P. Dusty - Australian PE4. Can I get A Witness, Wishin’ & Hopin’, All Cried Out, I Wish I’d Never Loved You. (different cover from UK release)

7” single Someone New by Carlo Dini. Different English language version of You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me released a year before Dusty’s.

E.P. I Only Want To Be With You, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Little By Little, In The Middle Of Nowhere. Philips France.

Newspaper - NME Nov 11, 1966, with Dusty story & pic on back page.

Newspaper - NME Aug 3, 1968, with Dusty story inside.

Newspaper - Record Mirror Oct 15, 1966 with Dusty on front cover (almost full page).

Newspaper - DISC May 4, 1968, with Dusty story inside.

We will also have a complete collection of Dusty’s UK L.P.s, singles, & E.P.s plus U.S. releases & 12” singles.




Dusty Day BBQ

We can’t guarantee barbeque weather, but there will be a barbeque in the garden area of West 5 during the Dusty Day event.

Doors open at 13:00, and the event runs to 19:00, when West 5 opens to regular customers. Fans are able to stay on if they wish, and even take part in the Sunday night karaoke. Many of us just like to unwind after the day.

This years performers:

IAN SHAW, JULIE FELIX, SIMON BELL, MARTYNA WREN, ALISON ARNOPP

PAT RHODES, former Lana Sister LYNNE ABRAHMS, and DUSTY producer DUNCAN SIBBALD will attend.

If he can LÉO ELSO (Tom from the Dusty show) will appear. He has a previous engagement on the day but is trying to make it.


Lana Sister Lynne will join us!

Former Lana Sister, Lynne Abrams and DUSTY SHOW producer, Duncan Sibbald will be joining us at Dusty Day and I’m sure will be delighted to chat to you all.

We are trying to secure other names and will let you know the final line-up as soon as we know!

Dusty Day 2016 Line-up:

IAN SHAW, JULIE FELIX, SIMON BELL, MARTYNA WREN, JOE CARD (all subject to availability)

In attendance will be:

PAT RHODES, LYNNE ABRAMS, DUNCAN SIBBALD.

Work committments mean that we are without favourites Madeline Bell, Jonathan Cohen & Liane Carroll

Simon Bell will be accompanied by Chris Burgham, Pete Daynes & Justin Whittingham.

Martyna Wren will be accompanied by John Bowman.

We hope to have Alison Arnopp from the Dusty show! (updated April 14)

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ALISON ARNOPP IS UNABLE TO ATTENT DUE TO WORK COMMITTMENTS


Actors are never sure where work may take them from month to month, but, if she can, Alison Arnopp (who played Dusty in the recent West End show), will join us on Dusty Day. 

She can’t confirm till nearer the date. 

In fact all our guests are subject to availability due to work commitments.


Léo Elso from Dusty Show joins Dusty Day bill!!! (updated April 15)

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LÉO ELSO IS NOW UNABLE TO JOIN US DUE TO WORK COMMITTMENTS.

Léo Elso, who played Dusty’s brother, Tom Springfield, in the recent West End musical, will be joining us at Dusty Day 2016.

He joins a bill which so far features:

IAN SHAW

JULIE FELIX

MARTYNA WREN

SIMON BELL

Some of our favourite guests are unable to join us this year due to work commitments, so, sadly, we are without Madeline Bell, Jonathan Cohen, Liane Carroll & Mari Wilson.


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