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The legendary singer Dusty Springfield was an icon of the “British Invasion” of the 1960s. A master of the “pop aria” with amazing stage presence, she was tremendously influential in bringing American soul music to Britain and Europe. Her career went into decline in the 1970s only to be revived in the 1990s. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANNIE J. RANDALL, Associate Professor of Musicology at Bucknell University about the cultural significance of Dusty Springfield and why she was an icon of the Mods. Randall’s scholarly and entertaining book is titled DUSTY! QUEEN OF THE POSTMODS.