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Despite days of cajoling by the South African authorities, she wouldn’t give in to bullying.As a result, her visa was revoked and she was escorted to the airport and put on a plane out of the country.
Whether this was the case I’ve no way of telling, but, whatever the reasons, Dusty’s self-harming wasn’t limited to her flesh.By the mid-Sixties she was the golden girl of British song, loved and widely fancied for her giggling charm and the way she lit up Friday night television’s Ready Steady Go!with her blonde beehive, panda eyes and effervescent love for life and music.’ But then she added: ‘I don’t know, though, I might attract a whole new audience.’ Today, the sexuality of stars isn’t an issue.We regularly see photographs of actresses and women singers kissing each other, and we know of many who are openly in gay relationships.She would try to make a joke about the scars, saying that she’d never liked short sleeves anyway, but behind the sunny mask lay deeper problems.
She believed that a new start could be her salvation.
She liked to enjoy herself on tour, playing zany tricks off-stage and on other acts as they were performing. It was while she was with the Springfields that, as she told her friend singer Madeline Bell, she lost her virginity, aged 19, while appearing at a Butlin’s holiday camp.
By the mid-Sixties she was the golden girl of British song, loved and widely fancied for her giggling charm and the way she lit up Friday night television's Ready Steady Go!
As we lived quite close to one another, I drove her home after the interview.
‘Do you realise,’ she laughed as I dropped her off, ‘that what I’ve just told you could put the final seal to my doom?
Never admitting that she was exclusively lesbian, and hating the idea that she might be thought of as a ‘big butch lady’, she happily talked about not being upset that girls ran after her a lot.