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Tom Springfield

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Tom Springfield (born Dion O’Brien, 2 July 1934, Hampstead, London) is the brother of Dusty Springfield and an important figure in the 1960s folk and pop music scene. He attended the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe from 1944 to 1950.

Initially, Springfield performed in The Springfields with his sister and a friend (a vocal group) before becoming a record producer and songwriter for The Seekers. He wrote many of their major hits - “I’ll Never Find Another You”, “A World Of Our Own”, “The Carnival Is Over” and “Walk with Me”, and he co-wrote “Georgy Girl” with Jim Dale: this was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1966.

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 and by The Seekers.

He released two solo albums in the late 1960s, Sun Songs (1968) and Love’s Philosophy (1969); these were finally re-released on CD in 2005.

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