Home Celebrity Listen to Adele’s Direct Predecessors: Dusty Springfield and Alison Moyet

Adele has a terrific voice, but she’s not the first British singer with big, bad pipes. Adele’s direct predecessors are the legendary Dusty Springfield — who died in 1999 weeks short of her 60th birthday– and the wonderful Alison Moyet.

Here’s Dusty singing “Yesterday When I  Was Young.” This will remind you of a couple of Adele’s new tracks, particularly “Millions of Years Ago”:

And then there’s Alison Moyet, who is only 54 and most definitely still an active recording artist. Alison was the lead singer of Yaz, a British new wave group, before she went out on her own.

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