Personalities | Petula Clark | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1932)

A celebrity on radio and celluloid since her teens, Clark first penetrated the UK chart in 1954 with ‘The Little Shoemaker’ and scored the first of two No. 1s with 1961’s ‘Sailor’. Following a French cover of this by Dalida, she was invited to perform in Paris and became as well-known sur le continent as she was at home. After 1967’s million-selling ‘This Is My Song’, hits became sporadic, though she made the UK Top 10 – with a disco remake of 1964’s ‘Downtown’ – as late as 1988.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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