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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Dusty Springfield/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Shaidar cuebiyar (talk · contribs) 07:58, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Starting the review[edit]

I will be going through each of the criteria in order. I reserve the right to return to earlier comments/sections and revise/add to them until the review is finished. Unless otherwise indicated, maintain existing wikilinks and formatting. The review process should take about a week. I will allow an additional week for any requested changes to be made before making my decision.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 07:58, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Check toolbox, fix dead or red external links.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 10:49, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

</noinclude> A good article is—

  1. Criterion 1[edit]

  2. Well-written:
    (a) the prose is clear and concise, it respects copyright laws, and the spelling and grammar are correct; and
    (b) it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation.
    1. Move 'Use dmy dates' & 'Use British English' templates above Infobox.
    2. Consider occupation= Singer, arranger, musician, TV presenter musician for non-singing roles, presenter for hosting specials & series e.g. Motown artists on Ready Steady Go!, Dusty &c.
    3. Check through the article, I'm sure there are more labels besides Philips and Atlantic.
    1. Check overall formatting of this whole section. Specifically: reduce/combine content to no more than four paragraphs (probably only need three) which summarise most important content of the rest of the article.
    2. Check Randall ref currently at [2], [36] and [81]: all same place? If so combine.
    3. Compare Lead ¶ with MoS:Biographies. Specifically: first sentence should not include honorific nicknames, gender nor ethnicity.
    4. According to the article she was born in Ealing and in West Hampstead. Clever trick etc
    5. Combine content from 1st ¶ with 2nd and reword.
    6. 1st ¶ seems to overly stress her success in US with no mention of UK. e.g. one of the most successful British female performers, with 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970. > one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. You might have to verify the facts I've added.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 08:42, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
    7. She joined her first professional group, The Lana Sisters, in 1958, then formed the pop-folk vocal trio The Springfields in 1960 > In 1958 she joined her first professional group, The Lana Sisters, and two years later formed a pop-folk vocal trio, The Springfields
    8. with her brother [[Tom Springfield|Tom]] More commonly known form of his name.
    9. when she created and hosted the first British performances of the top-selling Motown artists in 1965 Reword for clarity.
    10. The marked changes in pop music in the mid-1960s left many female pop singers out of fashion. Direct relevance to Springfield is not clear.
    11. and VH1 artists, New Musical Express readers, and the Channel 4 viewers polls. > and in polls by VH1 artists, New Musical Express readers, and Channel 4 viewers. Expression.
    12. Last two paragraphs can also be combined but be careful of linking statement After this, however, Springfield experienced What does the 'this' relate to? Her Grammy Hall of Fame (in 2001)? Try After the release of Dusty in Memphis, Springfield experienced.
    13. to the Top 20 of the British and American charts in collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys on the songs "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "Nothing Has Been Proved", and "In Private" implies all three songs were Top 20 in both UK and US markets. This will need rewording and some indication of when e.g. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" (1987), Note: hard space inside Top 20: use similar in appropriate places in rest of article.
    14. Since this is the Lead for a dead person: where's the main summary of her death details? Some indication of her legacy beyond Halls of Fame?shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 10:45, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
    Early life
    1. Is Lucy O'Brien related? Currently at refs [5], [8], [61], [63], [65], [69], [86].
    2. Her brother Dion, later to become Tom Springfield, had been born five years earlier on 2 July 1934. > Her older brother, Dionysius P. A. O'Brien (born 2 July 1934), was later known as Tom Springfield.
    3. Her father, Gerard O'Brien, who had been We already known her father's name, so start with Gerard, who had been
    4. was neat and precise by nature, and So? Seems a petty or trivial opinion. I'm assuming this relates to the next paragraph's comment on her father's perfectionism, I'd delete the former as unnecessary but keep the latter.
    5. Her mother Kay came from a > Catherine came from a See #3.
    6. She received her education at a traditional all-girls Catholic school (St Anne's Convent School, Little Ealing Lane, Northfields). Reword, e.g. She attended St Anne's Convent School, Northfields – a traditional all-girl Catholic school. Check to see whether there's a wikilink for that school.
    7. would sometimes spill out in food-throwing incidents Change 'spill out' part.
    8. Springfield and Dion both engaged in Tom: see Lead#6.
    9. food-throwing throughout the rest of their lives Hyperbole? Also, implies Tom is dead? In any case, reword.
    10. She was something of a tomboy in her early years, and was given the nickname "Dusty" because she played football with boys in the street. > She was given the nickname "Dusty" because she played football with boys in the street and was described as a tomboy.
    11. and encourage Dusty to guess the musical piece > and encourage her to guess the musical piece or and encourage Springfield to guess the musical piece.
    12. , among others delete: implied when starting with music including.
    13. She made a recording of herself reword to something like At the age of twelve-years-old, she made a recording of herself and adjust end of sentence.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 12:37, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
    Early career
    1. Some shorter ¶¶ can be combined with nearby ones and content condensed.
    2. After finishing school in 1958, Mary O'Brien responded > After finishing school in 1958, Dusty Springfield responded
    3. Name the other two in The Lana Sisters and explain that they are not actually sisters – despite the ad.
    4. With this vocal group, she > As a member of the pop vocal trio, Springfield
    5. in the UK and at U.S. Air Force bases. Two things here:
      1. If this is first appearance of UK and US in main text then spell them out: United Kingdom and United States. Thereafter use UK and US (not U.S.) as needed.
      2. Are the US bases outside UK? If not try in the United Kingdom including at United States Air Force bases.
    6. with her brother Dion O'Brien > with Tom
    7. both men are ex-The Kensington Squares: this should be included here somewhere.
    8. They chose The Springfields as the trio's name while rehearsing in a field in Somerset in the springtime > The Springfields chose their name while rehearsing in a field in Somerset in the springtime
    9. to record Folk Songs from the Hills
    10. The local pop music that Springfield heard during this visit helped turn her style from folk and country towards pop music rooted in rhythm and bluesshaidar cuebiyar (talk) 15:02, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
    11. by the ''[[NME|New Musical Express]]'' poll Change format and wikilink.
    12. During the spring of 1963 Hemisphere? Change to something like During early 1963.
    13. Dusty Springfield left the band > Springfield left the band
    14. Dusty Springfield's first single, > Springfield's first solo single,
    15. rose to No. 4 on Note: hard space needed in there, also last time I'll specify it but check throughout article for similar.
    16. in the US
    17. on the Billboard Hot delete American. If first appearance of Billboard Hot 100 in main text then wikilink it.
    18. The song was the first record played on BBC-TV's Top of the Pops programme on 1 January 1964. > On 1 January 1964 it was the first song played on Top of the Pops, BBC-TV's new music programme.
    19. 1st song on 1st show? Top of the Pops article has it as second song behind: The Rolling Stones with "I Wanna Be Your Man". However the ref there does not support the claimed order. The ref here, [27], is authored by Ed Decker, who should be acknowledged (more on this later if not fixed).
    20. reached #6 > reached No. 6 Fix any others within article.
    21. Fix — an American Top 10 hit—[24] See WP:DASH. Also replace American with US.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 22:31, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
    22. Springfield's tour of South Africa was interrupted in December 1964, and she was deported, after she performed before an integrated audience at a theatre near Cape Town, which was against the South African government's segregation policy. > In December 1964 Springfield's tour of South Africa was controversially terminated, and she was deported, after she performed for an integrated audience at a theatre near Cape Town, which was against the South African government's segregation [[Apartheid in South Africa|policy]]. Reordered and reworded for clarity. Added wikilink.
    23. and failed to qualify for the final with two songs. > but failed to qualify for the final.
    24. featured lyrics newly written
    25. and reached No.4 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100[24] in the United States > and reached No. 4 in the US,[24]
    26. facilitating the first British TV appearance Compare this with the Lead's claim she created and hosted the first British performances They don't match up.
    27. On 28 April 1965 it was broadcast by Rediffusion TV, with Springfield opening each half of the show accompanied
    28. The last three ¶¶ can be combined and condensed.
    Late 1960s
    1. Is 1969 actually covered in this section?
    2. The soundtrack version was recorded on 29 January and the single release version was done in April What year? Check when recorded: according to "The Look of Love" the single was released on 29 January 1967.
    3. The song was a Top 10 radio hit on KGB-AM, San Diego, California and KHJ-AM, Los Angeles radio stations in the western United States, and earned her highest place in the year's music charts at #22. > In western US, the song was a Top 10 radio hit on stations KGB-AM, San Diego and KHJ-AM, Los Angeles, and earned Springfield her highest place in the year's music charts at No. 22.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 07:24, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    4. The second season of Dusty,
    5. which featured her rendition of "Get Ready" and the UK No. 13 hit
    6. but the series did not keep up
    7. Add (October 1967) after Where Am I Going?
    8. it was critically appreciated
    9. Its flipside, "No Stranger am I", was written by Norma Tanega. Relevance to Springfield is not apparent: Tanega's relationship is not obvious to a casual reader at this point and so her mention here as a B-side writer seems trivial.
    10. with singer-guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. I'm assuming he sang alternate lead vocals but haven't checked.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 07:57, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    Dusty in Memphis
    1. Italics for album title even in SubHeading.
    2. 1st ¶ is too long, condense it by focussing on Springfield. While there check content, outside quotes, with Ms. Springfield keep as just Springfield.
    3. e.g. of focussing were recorded by the A-team of Atlantic Records: producers > were produced by
    4. another e.g. Springfield later stated that she had never before worked with just a rhythm track, and that it was the first time she had worked with outside producers, as she had produced her previous recordings herself - though she never took credit for this. > Springfield stated that she had never worked with just a rhythm track, and it was her first time with outside producers – her previous recordings were self-produced albeit uncredited.
    5. The album ''[[Dusty in Memphis]]'' received Wikilink 1st appearance in Main text.
    6. wrote: "... Add a space.
    7. The sales numbers failed to match the critical success > Commercial and chart success failed to match critical success
    8. the American Billboard Top 200 > the [[Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200]] Format & wikilink changes.
    9. Adjust last sentence ¶2 per Lead. But de-link New Musical Express.
    10. Combine 3 & 4 ¶¶.
    11. The main song on the album, > The lead single from the album,
    12. British, American and international > UK, US and international See if similar replacements can occur elsewhere in the article.
    13. It was the 96th most popular song of 1969 in the US.
    14. De-link New Musical Express and Rolling Stone
    15. Billboard 200.
    16. Clarify helped the album sell over 2 million copies in the U.S.,[57] and it reached #6 on the charts.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 09:54, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    Later years
    1. Her intimate companion Norma Tanega had returned to America after their relationship had become stressful, If Springfield & Tanega had a significant relationship then it should be introduced before we find that its all over. Tanega is mentioned earlier as a songwriter but no indication there that the pair had a relationship. Tanega is not mentioned in Personal life section nor elsewhere in this article.
    2. Clarify and she was spending more and more time in America herself
    3. The album and related singles only sold moderately, in comparison with ...?
    4. by Atlantic Records. However,
    5. Reword her new manager Alan Bernard managed to get her out Too much 'manage'.
    6. and the 1999 re-release ''[[Dusty in Memphis#CD re-issues|Dusty in Memphis-Deluxe Edition]]''. Adjusted pipe.
    7. and Cameo was released in February 1973 to
    8. title Elements and then scheduled for release as Longing
    9. Clarify In 1974 she put her career on hold to live as a recluse in the US and avoid scrutiny by UK tabloids. Why avoid UK tabloids? Ref [27] says this is in 1971 not 1974.
    10. During this time she sang > In the mid-1970s she sangshaidar cuebiyar (talk) 12:04, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    11. Reorder work with Elton John ahead of Anne Murray and add release month & year of each.
    12. The album charted only briefly in the UK Explain 'charted only briefly' perhaps replace with 'peaked in the top 50' for more precision.
    13. The 1979 album, Living Without Your Love, did not chart.
    14. In autumn 1979, Hemisphere.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 12:42, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    15. Terry Wogan's live television show > Terry Wogan's TV chat show, ''[[Wogan]]'' Added show's name.
    16. Qualify None of Springfield's recordings from 1971 to 1986 charted on the British or American Top 40s. Since "Mama's Little Girl"/"Learn to Say Goodbye" (1973) and "That's the Kind of Love I've Got for You" (1978) charted on US top 40 specialist charts (AC and Dance/Club respectively).
    17. the Pet Shop Boys to duet with their lead singer, Neil Tennant, on the single Clarify Tennant's role.
    18. and both artists' greatest hits collections.
    19. for Carpenter's album, ''[[Time (Richard Carpenter album)|Time]]''. wikilink album.
    20. B.J. Thomas > B. J. Thomas
    21. which was used as the opening theme for the US sitcom Growing Pains in season 4 (1988-9). The single full-length version charted on US AC top 10: higher than the duet with Carpenter why is this is not mentioned? (More on this at Criterion 3 if not fixed by then).
    22. Released as a single in early 1989, it gave Springfield her fifteenth UK Top 20 hit. Its follow-up, the upbeat "In Private", also written and produced by the Pet Shop Boys, peaked at No. 14.
    23. another UK Top 20 success. > her third UK Top 20 studio album.
    24. Sometime before recording the Reputation album, Springfield decided to leave California for good, and by 1988 she had returned to Britain. > By 1988 Springfield had decided to leave California and, other than when recording some tracks for Reputation, she returned to the UK to live.
    25. De-link Cilla Black. (previously linked in main text)
    26.  "Someone to Watch Over Me"
    27. She died of breast cancer on 2 March 1999. > In mid-1994 Springfield was diagnosed with [[breast cancer]]; she died of the disease on 2 March 1999, aged 59. Something similar should appear in the Lead, wikilink added.
    1. De-link New Musical Express
    2. Change British to UK where suitable.
    3. Check her NME poll wins: some are for UK Female Singer (not artist), some are for Female Singer, and in some years she won both. More on this at Criterion 2 if not fixed.
    4. in 1964 to 1967 inclusive and again in 1969.
    5. scoring 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970 including six in the top 20. De-link Billboard Hot 100, italicise Billboard. Added phrase to match content in Lead.
    6. De-link Pulp Fiction soundtrack. De-italicise soundtrack.
    7. She was known all over Europe, Avoid puffery. Try some top 20 charting of singles in European markets.
    Musical style
    1. white soul sound > [[blue-eyed soul]] More widely used form.
    2. Clarify Later, a considerable number of observers have either thought she sounded black and American or made a point of saying she did not.
    3. Springfield constantly used her Hyperbole? For 'constantly' try 'often' or similar.
    4. De-link previously linked terms.
    5. Combine next 3 ¶¶ and condense. Too much use of personal pronouns 'she' or 'her'
    6. the studio is Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - that was recorded at the end of the corridor. > the studio is "I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten" – which was recorded at the end of a corridor. Change formatting for single cf. album/EP: I'm assuming its not the 1966 compilation of same name.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 23:40, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
    7. E.g. of Precision: Current last ¶ > When recording, her headphones were set on high volume – a decibel level "on the threshold of pain".
    1. Is the main focus here her camp icon status? If so, change subHead to more accurately reflect this.
    2. 2nd sentence has five refs! Reduce to the 3 best that cover all contentious claims or, if absolutely necessary, use a cite bundle.
    3. While talking "panda eye" mascara: is any current image in the article typical of this? If so, place nearby or any usable image of a notable artist who has copied her look would do.
    4. Besides the prototypical female drag queen, > Besides the prototypical female for drag queens, Currently implies that Springfield herself was a drag queen.
    5. Does the honorific 'The White Queen of Soul' relate here? Or is it more for Tributes?shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 04:45, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    1. Consider combining with Tributes section. Some information from Personal life belongs here.
    2. Dusty Springfield is an inductee of the [[UK Music Hall of Fame|UK Music]] (2006) and [[List of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees|Rock and Roll Halls of Fame]] (1999).
    3. De-link previously linked terms.
    4. Last sentence in ¶ is similar to information in Tributes and needs updating.
    5. Entire content in this section (if kept separate) can be condensed into one ¶.
    1. Whole section to be condensed into one ¶. Possibly combine with above section.
    2. yet to surface When?
    3. Clarify Other reported candidates for the role implies its for the same project as Kidman's.
    4. perhaps somewhat incongruously Make NPOV or cite source(s) for claim.
    5. What's the current status for all 3 projects?
    6. What gives with last sentence? Notability of Lockwood not clear. If sentence is kept it needs some serious rewording with focus on Springfield not Lockwood.
    Personal life
    1. Cite for 1st and 2nd sentences.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 05:57, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    2. Fix expression: she succumbed to alcoholism and drug dependency (which she later battled successfully)
    3. in some intimate relationships exemplify.
    4. episodes of personal injury what sort?
    5. An incident in early 1983 exemplify.
    6. where she was admitted under her real name and received medical attention from hospital staff who were unaware of who she was précis? Likewise next sentence re: food fight.
    7. The fact that Springfield was never reported to be in a relationship recognised by the public meant that the issue Unclear: what is meant by 'relationship recognised by the public'?
    8. her being "bisexual" was raised continually throughout her life > her being bisexual or lesbian was raised frequently throughout her life Clarity, less hyperbole.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 22:13, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
    9. In 1970, Springfield told Ray Connolly of the Evening Standard: Add original reporter's name & wikilink.
    10. Use quote template rather than the cquote one: {{quote|text=A lot of people say I'm bent, and I've heard it so many times that I've almost learned to accept it . . . I know I'm perfectly as capable of being swayed by a girl as by a boy. More and more people feel that way and I don't see why I shouldn't.|sign=Dusty Springfield|source=quoted in: Sweeting, Adam (26 March 2006). ''The Independent''<ref name=repute/>}}shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 08:14, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    11. she explained to Chris Van Ness of the Los Angeles Free Press Add original reporter's name.
    12. Use quote template. Consider adding "I go from men to women; I don't give a shit." to the quote.
    13. In 1981 she had a six-month love affair with singer-musician Use ref [15] to verify time-line.
    14. treatment and the cancer was in temporary remission
    15. she succumbed on 2 March 1999 > she died on 2 March 1999
    16. OBE and Hall of Fame should be in Awards (or Awards and tributes, if you combine those sections).
    17. De-link Vicki Wickham.
    18. John's quote is short enough to be left in the same sentence, e.g. When her friend, Elton John, helped induct her into the Hall of Fame, he stated: "I think she is the greatest white singer that there ever has been".[100] De-link Elton John.
    19. De-link other previously linked terms.
    1. Only list actual studio albums, remove duplicate releases (e.g. UK version of a US album or vice versa even if re-titled), compilations, proposed albums or live albums.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 10:40, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

    Criterion 2[edit]

  3. Verifiable with no original research:
    (a) it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline;
    (b) all in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines; and
    (c) it contains no original research.

    I will be checking all the references and each numbered comment below is related to the ref's number as it existed at this time. The order in the article may change from this numbering as refs get moved, added or deleted.

    • Preliminary comments: all refs including newspapers should have a publisher. Newspapers and other works are generally italicised but publishers are not. Use dmy dates for date, archive date and retrieved date. Use correct cite template for each. Consider changing {{reflist|2}} to {{Reflist|25em}} (or similar). Check for duplicate refs. If citing a work which is in the Bibliography section then use abbreviated form of ref per specific citation.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 10:56, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    • List these works alphabetically by first author's last name. Fix formatting of each one: I'll give you an example for the current first one:

    *{{Cite book |last1=Valentine |first1=Penny |authorlink1=Penny Valentine |last2=Wickham |first2=Vicki |authorlink2=Vicki Wickham |title=Dancing with Demons: The Authorised Biography of Dusty Springfield |publisher=[[Hodder & Stoughton]] |location=London |date=August 2000 |isbn=0-340-76673-5}}

    • Consider adding other often used refs with different pages cited separately in the Refs section into the Bibliography subsection e.g. Bob Gulla's Icons of R&B and Soul: An Encyclopedia of the Artists Who Revolutionized Rhythm.
    Numbered references
    1. Use cite news not cite document. Wikilink publisher at first appearance in Refs. Fix retrieved date format (& any others in rest of refs).
    2. Appears to be same ref as two others by Randall: [36] and [81]. Combine all, but fix the formatting: <ref name='RandallF05">{{Cite journal|quote=Springfield acquired the title 'White Queen of Soul' as a result of her many hit cover versions of songs by African American artists such as [[the Shirelles]], [[Inez and Charlie Foxx]], and [[Baby Washington]]. |journal=Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter |publisher=Conservatory of Music, [[Brooklyn College]], [[City University of New York]] |date=Fall 2005 |last=Randall |first=Annie J. |title=Dusty Springfield and the Motown Invasion |volume=35 |url= }}</ref>
    3. Add more details: author(s) &/or editor(s), full date of release, publisher's location, isbn. Note: Sixth Edition is not part of title & shouldn't be italicised: use |edition=6th . Google books has a 7th edition but I don't know if it covers same information.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 12:31, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    4. Reformat as a shortened ref. Check page numbers match, e.g. 'Astrud Gilberto' is on pages 6 and 148 but not 51, while 'Swinging' is on pp. 3 and 55. By the way p. 121 has Norma Tanega described as Dusty's "then-partner": this relates to both 'Late 1960s' and 'Personal life' sections. See whether their relationship has ever been acknowledged by Tanega.
    5. Reformat as a shortened ref.
    6. Use an NME ref or other reliable source for these awards. In any case, I can't access the video.
    7. How is this a reliable source? Accessdate. Can't see it supporting listings in the various polls.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 13:37, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    8. See [5]. Just change page no.
    9. This uses the Bibliography ref that I reformatted above, so I'll write a summary ref: <ref name="Valentine20">Valentine and Wickham, p. 20.</ref>
    10. Format correctly with added details (as necessary): similar comments at [3].
    11. Fill out format unless using a shortened ref to a new Bibliography entry.
    12. As per [9], change p.
    13. As per [9], change p.
    14. Format correctly, only one isbn is needed.
    15. Additional details: date of publication, accessdate, wikilink journal, publisher. Fix author's name format.
    16. Additional details: isbn. Use at 'a' does not support list of named artists.
    17. See [11]
    18. See [9] but give p. or pp.
    19. Fix publisher (site's maintainer), title, author (compiler), date.
    20. See [14]. Content not fully supported, has Raymonde as an arranger but does not specify for which work nor that he's its (co-)writer.
    21. Use artist not bandname.
    22. As per [11]shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 23:53, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
    23. Use Official Charts Company for UK charting (up to No. 75), e.g. here for singles, click on tab for albums. Correctly format ref.
    24. Author name, fix & wikilink |publisher=[[Allmusic]]. [[Rovi Corporation]], accessdate.
    25. Publisher (same as next ref?).
    26. Fix publisher, date, accessdate.
    27. Add author, accessdate. Fix publisher.
    28. Google books has snippet view. Wikilink publisher.
    29. Add author, isbn, edition no, page(s)
    30. Fix ref format including url, publisher, title, accessdate.
    31. See [11].
    32. Her two songs are named – did she sing in Italian? Jody Miller and Pino Donaggio each as separate performers of the original tune. Fix publisher, add language
    33. See [11].shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 02:49, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    34. url diverts to generic Rolling Stone site not the particular article. Try this at, which should work for this ref, but add details.
    35. Doesn't seem to be a reliable source. You need a better source for this data.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 03:43, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    36. See [2]
    37. Fix format, add more details. url doesn't load, can't find it at
    38. IMDB is generally not reliable. Get a better source.
    39. Fix format, add more details. url content doesn't support either claim.
    40. Deserted url. Archived here. Shows soundtrack version was released on 29 January 1967 (not recorded that date) and the single version was released in April. Fix article content. More information needed for this ref: can't decide if its reliable.
    41. Add more details. Checks content.
    42. Similar problems to [34]. See if there's an archive copy.
    43. Add more details. Checks content.
    44. See [11]shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 09:08, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    45. See [34], is it different from [42]?
    46. Fix format. Wikilink author.
    47. More details.
    48. See [11]
    49. Can't be found. Similar to [34], [42] or [46]
    50. Add details.
    51. Not reliable for sales or charting.
    52. Format ref, add details.
    53. See [35]
    54. Is this reliable for Grammy Awards? Try here Fix format, add details.
    55. Generic Rolling Stone content not verified.
    56. Add a google books link? Also add details.
    57. Format, add details. Try google books for a link.
    58. Is this reliable for US charting?shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 10:44, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    59. See [9]
    60. See [11] but keep url. The same source, p. 365, has her relationship with Tanega established by mid-1966 at about the time of her Dusty TV series. This relates to Criterion 3a.
    61. See [9]
    62. See [8]
    63. Fix format, add details.
    64. See [14], consider placing the work in Bibliography and having shortened ref here.
    65. See [8]
    66. Add details. I had trouble loading this page & will try again later. Tried again and got a 404 message: Page can not be found. Try to find an archive copy.
    67. Location.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 22:38, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
    68. Add details.
    69. See[5]
    70. Dead link? Try an archive copy. Doesn't specify that its her last TV appearance.
    71. Fix format, add details to ref. Exact death date not given, has "who died of breast cancer last week." Place of death not given, funeral service held in "Henley-on-Thames". Specific ref for death date and place is needed here and/or elsewhere.
    72. See [4]
    73. Add details.
    74. Fix, add. Neither ref is useful for "sold over three million copies": used RIAA source.
    75. Add.
    76. Fix, add.
    77. Fix, add. Good for death date and place. At second use, time-qualify the statement e.g. By the 1990s Dusty Springfield was a camp icon.
    78. Add. I like this ref: more use can be made for Personal life section.
    79. See [11]
    80. See [71]
    81. See [2]shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 07:14, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
    82. Add. Google books has snippet view.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 08:27, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
    83. Add, fix. Is this the same article? Or a portion of it?
    84. Fix, add. Can't check content.
    85. This appears to be citing a wikipedia mirror? You need a better ref for the content.
    86. Add, fix. Is this the same or part thereof? According to this site more of the paragraph in the article is a direct quote or close paraphrasing.
    87. Fix, add. Some content supported but other descriptions are not.
    88. See [4]
    89. See [11]
    90. Same as [87]?
    91. Same author as [87], can't check content.
    92. Fix, add
    93. Fix, add
    94. Can't see content here. Need better url to direct source.
    95. Fix, add
    96. Similar to [19], just lower on same page?
    97. Fix, add. Can't find content on Grammy Award.
    98. Fix, add. Claim of "perhaps somewhat incongruously" regarding Madonna not substantiated at this ref.
    99. Fix, add.
    100. Fix, add. I'd like a better source for this quote, is there more of John's induction speech available to get the context for the statement?
    101. Fix, add. Content supported.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 15:51, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

    Additionally, there are some statements that lack in-line citations and appear to be unverified. They may constitute original research.

    • "was voted among the All Time Top 100 Songs by the listeners of BBC Radio 2 in 1999"
    • "The song was a Top 10 radio hit on KGB-AM, San Diego, California and KHJ-AM, Los Angeles radio stations in the western United States, and earned her highest place in the year's music charts at #22"
    • "Her ITV series It Must Be Dusty was broadcast in May and June 1968, featuring a duet performance of "Mockingbird" with the guitarist Jimi Hendrix"
    • "Dusty hosted her third and final BBC musical variety series (her fourth variety series overall) Decidedly Dusty (co-hosted by Valentine Dyall) which [...] the only surviving footage consists of domestic audio recordings"
    • "She tried to revive her career in 1985 by returning to the United Kingdom and signing to Peter Stringfellow's Hippodrome Records label. This resulted in the single "Sometimes Like Butterflies" and an appearance on Terry Wogan's live television show. None of Springfield's recordings from 1971 to 1986 charted on the British or American Top 40s"
    • "The song appeared on the Pet Shop Boys album [...] Springfield decided to leave California for good, and by 1988 she had returned to Britain" This is a big slab that covers two ¶¶.
    • "She was known all over Europe, and performed at the Sanremo Music Festival. She released a number of singles in French, German, and Italian" Also examples of single titles in each of these languages.
    • "American singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne's [...] st benadicts in west Cumbria (2012)" Note this sample covers four separate one-sentence paragraphs, the last one is especially dubious and appears original research about Lockwood : it shows insufficient notability in its link to Springfield.
    • "Some of Springfield's ashes were buried at Henley, while the rest were scattered by her brother, Tom Springfield, at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland."

    More to follow.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 22:18, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

    Criterion 3[edit]

  4. Broad in its coverage:
    (a) it addresses the main aspects of the topic; and
    (b) it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
    What's missing?
    1. Although not widely known, Springfield was an occasional songwriter. There's no mention in this article. e.g. Allmusic's Richie Unterberger writes "[a]lso includes a first-rate Springfield original, 'Somethin' Special'" from her 1964 US release, Stay Awhile/I Only Want to Be with You. see here.
    2. She plays guitar, piano, percussion according to infobox. On what works?
    3. While at the infobox was she a producer too?
    4. Filmography for her own TV shows – including The Sound of Motown special.
    5. For Personal life, name significant partners (aside from Pope) and length of relationship. If there is a tie-in to her performance career add that too.
    6. What happened to her...
      1. parents?
      2. brother, after she went solo?
    7. Why did Pet Shop Boys pick Dusty?shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 22:37, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
      1. A brief update of their post-Springfield activities showing the impact on their career of the collaborations.
    8. If the Icon subsection is to stand-alone then more information is needed on her being a pop/1960s icon not just a 'gay icon'. Which artists have acknowledged Springfield as an inspiration?
    9. Move awards content from Personal life to Awards (or Awards and tributes) subsection. Does the OBE have a citation?
    10. At Tributes (or Awards and tributes). In additon to Dusty – The Original Pop Diva (2006), back in the 1990s, there was a musical theatre piece called, I Only Want to Be With You – The Dusty Springfield Story. Other musicals on her life include Dusty: the Musical (2000) and A Girl Called Dusty (2005). An update of the status of any biopic(s) is also needed.

    More to follow.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 05:07, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

    Criterion 4[edit]

  5. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias, giving due weight to each.
    1. The tone in some parts is not neutral. I've indicated these at appropriate places in above discussions.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 05:14, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

    Criterion 5[edit]

  6. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute.
    1. Some edits in-line with above comments is expected, otherwise the article appears to be relatively stable.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 05:14, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

    Criterion 6[edit]

  7. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
    (a) images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content; and
    (b) images are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions.
    1. Infobox: Is it possible to crop this image to focus on main subject? Is any more known of the venue or occasion than the year?
    2. "The Look of Love" For the caption, is this the soundtrack version or the single version? Its Academy Award nom can be put in there too.
    3. Dusty in Memphis Since an article exists for the album, what additional information is needed at its specific Fair use rationale within this article? Caption should have release month and year. Give some significance of the album e.g. Grammy Hall of Fame.
    4. "Song of a Preacher Man" For the caption: what is the significance of the song? Perhaps a mention of scene used in Pulp Fiction?
    5. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Has this image been described in this article? For the caption: is this from the promo video?

    Final decision[edit]

    A final decision is pending completion of the above suggestions per criterion. I will allow one week from this date stamp for all of these to be finished.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 05:43, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

    It is now over a week since I completed my review however very little progress has occurred on my recommendations. Currently the article is not GA. After further improvements are made another attempt at GA may be made.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 21:20, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

June 2012 reversion[edit]

On 26–27 June 2012, User:Ernio48 (talk) added considerable material on Springfield. Much of it is improperly formatted, contains poorly defined refs and information which is either redundant or overly detailed with trivial facts. The article is a recent GA candidate. I have reverted all of the added material pending better expression, formatting and relevance.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 21:41, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

After GAN2[edit]

I manually moved earlier comments to the Archive 2. I've had a go at improving the article in accordance with most of my comments in the GA2 review above. I request other editors to carefully sift through and copyedit its content. Some refs require further checking. I recuse myself from any future reviewing here.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 00:41, 5 July 2012 (UTC)