English musician, songwriter and record producer
Tom Springfield and known when young as Dion O'Brien, is the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. Springfield was born in Hampstead, London, and attended the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1944 to 1950. He formed a vocal trio, The Springfields in 1960, with his sister Dusty and a friend, Tim Feild. The group broke up in 1963 and he became a record producer and songwriter for The Seekers.