Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Dusty Springfield

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………..on January 1st of 1964 the British TV program, The Top of the Pops, aired its first show, featuring The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield and The Dave Clark Five miming to their latest releases. Here performing her 1963 hit is Dusty Springfield with “Wishin’ and Hopin'”.¬†Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, who released it as the B-side of her 1963 single “This Empty Place.” Springfield recorded it later in 1963, and it became her first American Top-10 peaking at #6.¬†