Petula had a string of Pop hit songs during the 1960’s including “Downtown”
British singer and actress Petula Clark turns 87 today
Petula Clark was born Sally Olwen Clark on November 15th 1932 in Surrey, England. Clark’s professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950’s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as “The Little Shoemaker”, “Baby Lover”, “With All My Heart” and “Prends Mon Cœur”. During the 1960’s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including “Downtown”, “I Know a Place”, “My Love”, “A Sign of the Times”, “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”, “Colour My World”, “This Is My Song” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway”, and she was dubbed “the First Lady of the British Invasion”. She has sold more than 68 million records Today Petula turns 87.
Watch Petula Clark performing her hit “Downtown” on The Dean Martin Show in 1967
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