Petula Clark (b. 1932) is an internationally acclaimed and veteran English singer, songwriter, film composer, and movie star who first became famous in the U.S. during the mid 1960s as one of the top acts of the British Invasion. In addition to the Grammy-winning "Downtown" (1964), which topped the charts and became the first of 15 consecutive Top 40 hits, her many other signature songs include such era-defining oldies classics as "I Know A Place" (1965), "My Love" (1965), "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" (1966), "This Is My Song" (1967), and "Don't Sleep In The Subway" (1967).
Born in Ewell, Surrey, England, Petula Clark began as a child performing on BBC radio and in 1954, had the first in a very long string of hits on the U.K. charts with "The Little Shoemaker," eventually also conquering the charts in several other European countries as well as Australia, Canada, and the U.S. In addition to English, she has also recorded in French, Spanish, German, and Italian, and over her long and multi-faceted career, she has also written the soundtracks to several movies. Since the mid 1940s, she has co-starred and/or performed in numerous films, and she is also a veteran of the stage and TV. Her numerous honors and accolades include being made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II (1998) and a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France by the French Minister of Culture (2012).
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Petula Clark performs "Downtown" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (March 14, 1965).
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- American Boys 1968
- The Cat In The Window (The Bird In The Sky) 1967
- Color My World 1966
- Don't Give Up 1968
- Don't Sleep In The Subway 1967
- Downtown 1964
(This song topped the charts and later also became a hit for Dolly Parton (1984). Both Allan Sherman (1965, as "Crazy Downtown") and Mrs. Miller (1966) did parodies of this song.)
- Happy Heart 1969
(This song also became a hit for Andy Williams (1969).)
- I Couldn't Live Without Your Love 1966
- I Know A Place 1965
- Kiss Me Goodbye 1968
- My Love 1965
(This song topped the charts.)
- The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener 1967
- Round Every Corner 1965
- A Sign Of The Times 1966
- This Is My Song 1967
- Wedding Song (There Is Love) 1972
(This song was previously a hit for Paul Stookey (1971) and later also became a hit for Mary MacGregor (1978).)
- Who Am I 1966
- You'd Better Come Home 1965
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