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chrispld
Wishing And Hoping


United Kingdom
579 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2008 :  23:32:38  Show Profile Send chrispld a Private Message
Just noticed today 12 March is the anniversary of dear Dustys funeral.Unfortunately I was not able to attend it.Did any of you DSN members manage to attend.
If you did I would be glad to hear your reminescences if they are not too painful.Also which of Dustys records were played,and if anyone has any photos of the funeral.Look forward to hearing from you.

Chris

Paul-Dusty-fan
Wishing And Hoping



United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  00:00:10  Show Profile Send Paul-Dusty-fan a Private Message
I remember seeing the funeral procession on TV, with "Goin' back" being played.

Sad, Sad, day indeed.

Think i need a tissue.



Katys No1 fan.
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  00:13:44  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Of course it is Chris...

Paul is correct.. I think Goin Back was played at the end.

I know that Simon Bell sang 'Wind Beneath My Wings' as previously requested by Dusty.

Brian definitely was there.. He paid his respects to Dusty with lots of other Fans and Wellwishers on Hart Street outside St.Marys.

In fact he is on the funeral footage which was shown in the Dusty Definitely documentary.

I'm sure that Brian has told us that 'Mixed Up Girl' was played as the Funeral Cortege left the area...

Am I right with this, Brian?

It was very sad day indeed.

Carole R xx
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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  07:09:04  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
Did the song "Wind Beneath My Wings" have special meaning or significance to Dusty? Interesting choice, I always associate that song with the film "Beaches".

Don't click unless you're prepared to cry: You must be logged in to see this link.

x - Linda - x
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Brian
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
2669 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  08:19:30  Show Profile Send Brian a Private Message
As Carole said I was there.
Dusty arrived in a glass sided hearse pulled by 4(?) horses all with plumes of feathers. It was spectacular.
I remember seeing Madeline Bell and her mother, Kiki Dee, Lulu, The Pet Shop Boys, Lionel Blair, Vicki Wickham, Tom Springfield, Mike Hurst and Pat Rhodes amoungst the mourners.
Intending to stand outside the church near the door, however we were invited in at the last minute and stood at the back of the church.
Simon Bell did indeed sing 'Wind beneath my wings'. I remember Dusty's neighbour from her days at Hurley talking about Dusty in glowing terms. Messages were read out from other stars during the service - Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick and Paul McCartney come to mind.
The music played was SO perfect ...'Goin' back' as Dusty entered the church, YDHTSYLM during the service. Possibly there were others, but I just cannot remember. What I do remember was the exit from the church to 'Goin' back' again. As people gathered outside the church various Dusty tracks were played, but the final track will remain in my memory forever. With the streets lined with people - Dusty was placed into the hearse and departed to the sound of 'Mixed-up girl'.
It was such a PERFECT choice for a perfect lady. My friend said 'What a wonderful show', which really summed it up...Dusty's last performance was just like ALL her performances - professional and wonderful.
I would have given ANYTHING NOT to have to attend Dusty's funeral, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
We went back inside the church and lit a candle for Dusty, then read the cards on the wreaths - so many, but I remember Tom Jones, Madeline, Paul McCartney, Kenny Lynch, Phillips Records, Ronnie Spector, Anne Murray and Atlantic Records.
So, it was a SPECIAL day...a day I'm most probably never likely to see again....memories of the hundreds (thousands?) of people in the streets of Henley paying their respects...Dusty's music filling the air from loudspeakers throughout the town, and the final performance from our greatest ever singer...it was a show to remember.


Brian.

P.S In the days following Dusty's death it was amazing the coverage the media gave - far more than Sinatra ever got. You got the feeling EVERYBODY loved Dusty.
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Janie
Administrator



United Kingdom
8288 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  11:12:05  Show Profile Send Janie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Brian


P.S In the days following Dusty's death it was amazing the coverage the media gave - far more than Sinatra ever got. You got the feeling EVERYBODY loved Dusty.



As you can imagine, during the filming and airing of the BBC TV's 'The One and Only' we spoke to masses of different people - Brian, without exception EVERYBODY who had ANY recollection of Dusty said nothing but good things about her. It was impossible not to be touched by the sentiments so often expressed.

Janie x54
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jackflash
Brand New Me



Netherlands
91 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  19:36:00  Show Profile Send jackflash a Private Message
Although I saw the funeral on T.V. it was very impressive. I told on the forum before that when I saw the documentary 'Definitely Dusty' goosebums appeared when I saw the footage of the funeral and not only goosebums....

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Lindakron
Sweet Inspiration



Canada
2740 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2008 :  20:20:02  Show Profile  Send Lindakron a Yahoo! Message Send Lindakron a Private Message
Yeah I always cry when I get to the sad part.

x - Linda - x
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2008 :  00:14:01  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Thanks for that really moving account of the day, Brian.

Carole R xx
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chrispld
Wishing And Hoping



United Kingdom
579 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2008 :  01:08:50  Show Profile Send chrispld a Private Message
Thanks for your recollections Brian.A sad day indeed for us Dusty fans.

Chris
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Pablito
Wishing And Hoping



Ireland
465 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  11:56:39  Show Profile  Click to see Pablito's MSN Messenger address Send Pablito a Private Message
Thank-you for sharing your recollections of the day Brian.

It's nice to hear first-hand information bout thses things.

I never knew "Mixed-Up Girl" was played at the funeral...I guess Dusty chose the songs that were played??

I also never knew that Dusty and Lionel Blair were friends (I assume he was a friend if he was at the funeral).

Thanks again Brian.

Paul.
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Brian
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
2669 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  12:00:13  Show Profile Send Brian a Private Message
Lionel Blair is one of those 'personalities' who would turn up for the opening of an envelope...he most probably knew Dusty from one or more of her famous parties?

Brian
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  12:07:27  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Yes, there were one or two unexpected people at the Plaque unveiling as well.

I didn't spot Lionel, there though.(expect to see him turning up in Eastenders, shortly)

Sorry for moving away from main topic.

Carole R xx

Edited by - Carole R. on 16/03/2008 12:13:00
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Pablito
Wishing And Hoping



Ireland
465 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  12:40:03  Show Profile  Click to see Pablito's MSN Messenger address Send Pablito a Private Message
Yes, there were one or two unexpected people at the Plaque unveiling as well

Oh, do tell Carole!

I can't imagine Dusty & Lionel Blair in a social-situation; a very 'odd-couple'.

Paul.
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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  12:52:11  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
Lionel made some daft comment in an interview--that Dusty was good in the Springfields!-He likes to turn up for these occasions--perhaps he didn't realise she had gone solo!!

Trek

Also known as Carole.
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 16/03/2008 :  14:18:01  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Pablito

Yes, there were one or two unexpected people at the Plaque unveiling as well

Oh, do tell Carole!

I can't imagine Dusty & Lionel Blair in a social-situation; a very 'odd-couple'.

Paul.




Well there was:

Shane Ritchie.

Jess Conrad

Frankie Allen

Shirley Anne Field

Les Reed (songwriter)

Now there was an older lady who I recognised..It was either the 'Mother' from BREAD or, Mrs Slocombe (Molly Sugden) from 'Are you being Served?'

Obviously Madeleine Bell and the friends that we are already aware
of...

The ones I've mentioned are the ones who actually were there at the unveiling. There were others at the Grosvenor House reception.

Carole R xx
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