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Petula Clark

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Biography

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The most commercially successful female singer in British chart history, Petula Clark was born November 15, 1932 in Epsom, England. Trained to sing by her soprano mother, Clark embarked on a stage career at the age of seven; soon she was a fixture on British radio programs, and began hosting her own regular show, Pet's Parlour — a series spotlighting patriotic songs designed to boost the morale of wartime audiences — at the tender age of 11.

After entertaining British troops alongside fellow child stars Julie Andrews and Anthony Newley, Clark made her film debut with A Medal for the General in 1944. By the dawn of the '50s she was a superstar throughout the U.K., with a résumé of close to two-dozen films; 1954's "The Little Shoemaker" was her first Top 20 single, while 1960's "Sailor" was her first chart-topper. Still, Clark struggled with her inability to shed her adolescent image. After selling over a million copies of 1961's "Romeo," she married and relocated to France, establishing a strong fan base there on the strength of hits including "Ya-Ya Twist," "Chariot," and "Monsieur," which spotlighted a new, more sophisticated pop sound anchored by her crystalline vocals.

Riding the wave of the British Invasion, Clark was finally able to penetrate the U.S. market in 1964 with the Grammy-winning "Downtown," the first single by a British woman ever to reach number one on the American pop charts. It was also the first in a series of American Top Ten hits (most written and arranged by Tony Hatch) that also included 1965's "I Know a Place" and 1966's "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love," and the number one smash "My Love." At the same time, she remained a huge star throughout Europe, topping the British charts in 1967 with "This Is My Song," taken from the film A Countess from Hong Kong. In addition to hosting her own BBC series, she also starred in the 1968 NBC television special Petula, which triggered controversy when sponsors requested that a segment with guest Harry Belafonte be cut in deference to Southern affiliates; ultimately, the show aired in its intended form.

As the '60s drew to a close, Clark's commercial stature slipped, although singles like "Don't Sleep on the Subway," "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener," and "Kiss Me Goodbye" still charted on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1968, she revived her film career by starring in Finian's Rainbow, followed a year later by Goodbye, Mr. Chips. In later years, Clark focused primarily on international touring, headlining the 1981 London revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music; after starring in the 1990 musical Someone Like You, which she also co-wrote, she made her Broadway debut in Blood Brothers in 1993. Additionally, in 1988, an acid house remix of "Downtown" reached the U.K. Top Ten, another honor for the female singer awarded the most gold records in British pop history.

Throughout the 2000s Clark toured fairly steadily across the globe. Her 2002 shows in France at the Olympia were recorded and released on CD and DVD, but no new studio recordings were forthcoming until she teamed with Irish band the Saw Doctors for a new version of "Downtown" in 2011. Soon after, she began working with producer John Williams on an album. Made up of newly written songs and covers, as well as a new take on "Downtown," Lost in You was issued in early 2013.

Title: Best Christmas Wishes

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Go Riding

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Bitter And Sweet

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Navigator

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Trombone

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Strike A New Path

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Call Me Later

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Encourage

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: The Pye Anthology

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: I Love A Violin

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Confectioner's

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Canta In Italiano

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Spring Awakening

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Lost In You

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Las Vegas

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: The Hottest Ever

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: As Light As Straw

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Bon Voyage

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Game Of Marbles

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Christmas Greeting

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Blowball

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Cherry Red

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Dream Dancers

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Along

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: A Fishermans Friend

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Flowering Time

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Wallflower

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Light Branched

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Hit It

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Holy Christmas Voices

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Members Club

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: After Work

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Between

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Ask To Dance

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Surprise Present

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Look Down

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Unusual Sounds

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Happy Sounds

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Enjoy Your Time

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Early Bloomers

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: All Too Delicate

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Auto Show

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Freedom Loving

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Backseat

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Stars From Vinyl

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Fresh As Dew

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Blues For You

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Sheer Off

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Around The World

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Les Indispensables

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Black Note Serenade

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Rock

Title: Good Morning

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Title: Dressy

Artist: Petula Clark

Genre: Pop

Collections

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1

Genre: Pop

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1

Genre: Pop

Title: Love Vocabulary

Genre: Pop

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 2

Genre: Pop

Title: Jolly Old Christmas

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Title: 100 Top Hits 60's

Genre: Pop

Title: Jukebox Hits, Vol. 1

Genre: Pop

Featuring albums

Title: Eternally

Artist: Jimmy Young

Genre: Pop

Title: I'll Sing to You

Artist: Jimmy Young

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop

Title: Vive le Music-Hall

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Curtain Up

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Souvenir de Paris

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Living Water

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: Blame It On My Youth

Artist: Ann Margret

Genre: Pop

Title: 60s Classic Hits

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: 60's Classic Hits

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Rock

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