Tom Springfield
English musician, songwriter and record producer
Tom Springfield
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.
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  • 2005
    Age 70
    He released two solo albums in the late 1960s, Sun Song (1968) and Love's Philosophy (1969); these were re-released on CD in 2005.
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  • 1966
    Age 31
    He wrote many of their major hits—"I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", the million-selling "The Carnival is Over" (lyrics only) and "Walk with Me"—and co-wrote "Georgy Girl" with Jim Dale: this was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details His other hit compositions include "Adios Amour (Goodbye My Love)", recorded by José Feliciano. The Springfields' song "Island of Dreams", written by Tom Springfield, has been covered by Mick Thomas, Johnny Tillotson, Mary Hopkin, Geraint Watkins with Martin Belmont and by the Seekers.
  • 1944
    Age 9
    He attended the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1944 to 1950.
    More Details Hide Details Springfield was born in Hampstead, London. Initially, he performed in The Springfields (a vocal group) with his sister and a friend before becoming a record producer and songwriter for The Seekers.
  • 1934
    Born in 1934.
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