Journey through a decade of pop with Dusty and the Shades Of The 60s

PUBLISHED: 20:00 07 September 2018

Emily Clark in Dusty And The Shades Of The 60s.

Emily Clark in Dusty And The Shades Of The 60s.

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A show celebrating music legend Dusty Springfield is heading to Minehead later this month.

Dusty And The Shades Of The 60s features well-known songs from the legendary artist along with pop stars from the 1960s.

Emily Clark and The Shades will put on a captivating performance for spectators at the Regal Theatre on September 26.

Dusty Springfield is one of the most important British female singers of all time.

The show made its national touring debut earlier this year and is dedicated to the invention of pop music and the stars of the 1960s.

Dusty was a powerhouse singer and style icon with her blonde beehive and black eyeliner.

Her soulful voice won her millions of followers all over the UK and US.

At one time she had six top 20 singles in the US charts and 16 in the UK charts – a world record which remains unchallenged.

Her string of smash hits began in 1964 when she performed I Only Want To Be With You on the BBC’s new TV programme Top Of The Pops.

It was closely followed by You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Son Of A Preacher Man, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself and You Don’t Own Me.

All these songs and more are performed in the show as Dusty and the Shades take audiences on a pop-fuelled journey down memory lane featuring the songs, artists and songwriters who worked with Dusty over her 35-year career.

The stylish production also features some of the decade’s most popular songs by songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Carole King and Lennon/McCartney.

Emily Clark said: “Ever since I could speak I’ve wanted to sing professionally and, being a huge fan of the music of the 1960s, this is a wonderful opportunity for me to pay homage to one of the greatest singers of that time as well as the writers of some legendary songs.

“We’ve had an absolute ball on tour this year and I’m really looking forward to performing in Northallerton, Minehead, and the Isle of Wight this autumn.”

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s is produced by Red Entertainment, which also produced Cilla and the Shades of the 60s. Tickets, priced £19, are available from www.shadesofthe60s.com

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