Petula Clark

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Petula Sally Olwen Clark
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Born November 15, 1932, in Epsom, Surrey (England).

She began as a singing child prodigy in the U.K. at the age of 9. Promoted and tutored by an enthusiastic father, she had started singing professionally at the age of seven and became a familiar singing voice on wartime radio and in concerts for the troops. By the end of the 1940s she was an established singing star and she also appeared as an actress in many films of the era working with such stars as Peter Ustinov, Anthony Newley and Alec Guinness.
Petula’s first recordings were Rank promo 78’s in 1949 and her first commercial recording was “House in the sky” / Put your shoes on Lucy for Columbia in 1949. Her first major recording contract was with Polygon Records in 1950 and her first chart success was in 1954 with “The little shoemaker” which also got issued on 45 and 78 in the USA. A series of chart successes continued in the U.K. from the 1950’s to the early 70’s Including two #1’s “Sailor” and “This is my song”. In 1988 a remix of Downtown brought her back to the UK Top 10.
Her breakthrough on the continent was in 1957 with “With all my heart“ hitting the upper reaches of the Dutch and Belgian charts, and Petula’s first French language hit the same year was “Histoire d'un amour”. Petula married Frenchman Claude Wolff in 1961 by which time she was already one of France’s top girl singers and through the 1960’s big hits such as “Romeo”, “Ya ya twist” “Coeur blessé“ “Chariot” “Que fait tu là Petula" and “C’est ma chanson”.
In 1962 Petula topped the German charts with “Monsieur” which she only recorded in the German language which won her a gold disc there and she also topped the charts in Italy and Spain with songs sung in Italian and Spanish.
In 1965 Petula finally broke America with her number one double Grammy award winning song “Downtown” and she won another Grammy for the follow up “I know a place” and in 1966 she became the first British female singer to top the American charts twice with “My love” in 1966 and voted Top female singer by “Cashbox” music trade magazine and in 1968 by Playboy magazine. Petula hit the American Top 40 15 times in three years.
Petula has continued to record and appeared in concert all over the world and in 2012 her “Cut copy me” hit the Belgian pop charts and a dance remix hit the club charts all over Europe. Petula was back on the British album charts in 2013 with “Lost in you” and in 2016 with “From now on“. Her brand newly recorded French-Canadian album “Vu d’ici” peaked at #39 on the ITunes daily national chart in Canada in 2018 and in 2019 a hits album reached the physical album and sales chart in the U.K. 70 years after her first record release.
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A.114P, A.115P Petula Clark Gift Album — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark Gift Album (Album) AWA Radiola, AWA Radiola A.114P, A.115P Australia 1954 Sell This Version
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NPT 19002 Petula Clark Sings — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark Sings (Album) Pye Nixa NPT 19002 Australia 1955 Sell This Version
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NPT 19014 A Date With Pet — Petula Clark Petula Clark A Date With Pet(10", Album, Mono) Pye Nixa NPT 19014 UK 1956 Sell This Version
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NPL 18007 You Are My Lucky Star — Petula Clark Petula Clark You Are My Lucky Star (Album) Pye Nixa NPL 18007 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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VPV. 76 005 Petula Clark À Musicorama — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark À Musicorama(10", Album) Disques Vogue VPV. 76 005 France 1958 Sell This Version
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LP 12027 Pet Clark — Petula Clark Pet Clark* Pet Clark (Album) Imperial LP 12027 US 1959 Sell This Version
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NPL 18039 Petula Clark In Hollywood — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark In Hollywood (Album) Pye Records NPL 18039 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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VPV. 76.008, VPV 76 008 Prends Mon Cœur — Petula Clark Petula Clark Prends Mon Cœur (Album) Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue VPV. 76.008, VPV 76 008 France 1960 Sell This Version
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VPV. 76.015 Tête À Tête Avec Petula Clark — Petula Clark Petula Clark Tête À Tête Avec Petula Clark(10", Album, Mono) Disques Vogue VPV. 76.015 France 1961 Sell This Version
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VPV. 76017-30 Rendez-vous Avec Petula Clark — Petula Clark Petula Clark Accompagnée Par Peter Knight (5), Ses Chœurs* Et Son Orchestre* Petula Clark Accompagnée Par Peter Knight (5), Ses Chœurs* Et Son Orchestre* - Rendez-vous Avec Petula Clark (Album) Disques Vogue VPV. 76017-30 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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NPL 18070 In Other Words — Petula Clark Petula Clark In Other Words (Album) Pye Records NPL 18070 UK 1962 Sell This Version
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PC.1 Petula — Petula Clark Petula* Petula (Album) Disques Vogue PC.1 France 1962 Sell This Version
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LDV 17001 Petula Clark  - Deutscher Gesang — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark - Deutscher Gesang (Album) Vogue Schallplatten LDV 17001 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
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PC-1 Petula Clark — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark (Album) Vogue Productions, Disques Vogue PC-1 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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LD 623-30, LD. 623-30, LD 623 30 Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (Anyone Who Had A Heart) — Petula Clark Petula Clark Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (Anyone Who Had A Heart) (Album) Disques Vogue, Vogue Productions LD 623-30, LD. 623-30, LD 623 30 France 1963 Sell This Version
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VRL 3001 Petula Clark — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark (Album) Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue VRL 3001 UK 1964 Sell This Version
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PC.2 A&B Hello Paris — Petula Clark Petula Clark Hello Paris (Album) Disques Vogue PC.2 A&B France 1964 Sell This Version
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PC-2 Petula Au Canada — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Au Canada (Album) Vogue Productions, Disques Vogue PC-2 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
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VRL 3016 Hello Paris Vol. 1 — Petula Clark Petula Clark Hello Paris Vol. 1 (Album) Disques Vogue VRL 3016 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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WST-1608 Petula Clark Sings The International Hits — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark Sings The International Hits (Album) Pye Records WST-1608 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LD 671 30, LD. 671-30 Petula 65 — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula 65 (Album) Disques Vogue, Disques Vogue LD 671 30, LD. 671-30 France 1965 Sell This Version
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WS 1598 The New Petula Clark Album — Petula Clark Petula Clark The New Petula Clark Album (Album) Pye Records WS 1598 US 1965 Sell This Version
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W 1590 Downtown — Petula Clark Petula Clark Downtown (Album) Pye Records W 1590 US 1965 Sell This Version
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VRL 3019 Hello Paris Vol. II — Petula Clark Petula Clark Hello Paris Vol. II(LP) Disques Vogue VRL 3019 UK 1965 Sell This Version
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LPJ 5047 Petula Clark — Petula Clark Petula Clark Petula Clark(LP, Album) Disques Vogue LPJ 5047 Italy 1965 Sell This Version