Dusty Springfield and Madeline Bell
Radio England party, Hilton Hotel London
For Bankstown the connection is extraordinary. The company has secured the services of choreographer Ronne Arnold, who actually worked with Dusty Springfield during her many visits to Australia in the 1960s.
Ronne first met the Dusty in 1964, when he was choreographer and director at the Chequers Theatre Restaurant in Sydney, where she performed for four weeks. They worked together again in the late 60s at the Sydney Chevron Hotel.
Ronne remembers his time working with the singer fondly.
“As a performer Dusty was warm, funny and wonderful. She had a unique quality of wit and charm that endeared her to all who saw her performances,” said Ronne.
“She had a beautiful childlike appeal with a deep sense of adult drama and understanding of human desires, feelings and disappointments. She was a teller of stories that took you on a journey of life. All her songs had a message and she interpreted them with ease and passion.”