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Song for today March 2, 2024

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Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield is today’s featured song.

On this day in music, March 2, 1999, 59-year-old singer Dusty Springfield lost her battle with cancer. Born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien in London, the iconic artist – famed for her blonde beehive hairdo and soulful voice – rose to fame in the folk-pop trio The Springfields before going solo in 1963. Between then and 1995, she racked up 27 UK hits, among them the chart-topping “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” (a Top 5 hit in the US) and “Son of a Preacher Man,” a Top Ten favorite on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

One of the first times I heard this song was when watching Pulp Fiction. The track plays during a pivotal moment in Pulp Fiction when Vincent meets Uma Thurman’s character Mia for the first time. He comedically awaits her arrival while she talks to him over the intercom as Travolta’s character painfully tries to act cool.

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