April 17th: Dusty Springfield – Breaking Up A Happy Home

OK, I’ll come clean. If I could only take one singer to my desert island it would have to be Dusty. She would have been 76 yesterday and we can’t let that pass unmarked. This is a favourite track from one of her post-hits, pre-comeback 70s albums that got lost in the shuffle. The Dennis Lambert/Brian Potter produced Cameo was full of gorgeous covers of tunes like Easy Evil and Tupelo Honey as well as some cracking Lambert & Potter originals including Who Gets Your Love and this little stunna. Dusty sings about the end of a relationship and still makes you want to get up and dance.