Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Add links. US Warner Bros. In addition she was given at this time a present of the song "Un Enfant" by Jacques Brel , with whom she toured. Clark is one of only a handful of performers to be given a song by Brel. A live recording of this song charted in Canada. Although it was only a mild success, [ citation needed ] it added a new dimension—that of film composer—to her career.
She was the subject of This Is Your Life in February , and twice more, in April and March , becoming the only person to receive the television tribute three times. By , Clark's British recording career was foundering. Upon hearing the melody, Clark told him that if he could write lyrics as good as the melody, she wanted to record the tune as her next single—" Downtown ".
Neither Clark, who was performing in Canada when the song first received major air-play,  nor Hatch realised the impact the song would have on their respective careers.
During a visit to London, Warner Bros. Clark's recording successes led to frequent appearances on American variety programmes hosted by Ed Sullivan and Dean Martin , guest shots on Hullabaloo , Shindig! While singing a duet of "On the Path of Glory," an anti-war song that she had composed, with guest Harry Belafonte , she took hold of his arm, to the dismay of a representative from the Chrysler Corporation the show's sponsor , who feared that the moment would incur racial backlash from Southern viewers.
Martin Luther King , with high ratings, critical acclaim  and a Primetime Emmy nomination. It has erroneously been described as the first instance on American television of physical contact between a black man and a white woman,  , forgetting many previous instances, including even Nancy Sinatra kissing Sammy Davis, Jr. Clark later was the hostess of two more specials, another one for NBC and one for ABC —one which served as a pilot for a projected weekly series.
Clark declined the offer, for the sake of her children, who disliked living in Los Angeles. Clark revived her film career in the late s, starring in two big musical films.
With her role, she again made history by becoming Astaire's final on-screen dance partner. Chips , a musical adaptation of the classic James Hilton novella. Throughout the late s, Clark toured in concerts in the States, and she often appeared in supper clubs such as the Copacabana in New York , the Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, and the Empire Room at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel , where she consistently broke house attendance records.
During this period, Clark continued her interest in encouraging new talent. Richard Carpenter credited Clark with bringing him and his sister Karen to Alpert's attention when they performed at a premiere party for the Goodbye, Mr.
There were sparks when Clark and Karen Carpenter met Elvis Presley when they went to see him perform in Las Vegas: "He was flirting with both of us, saying 'Wow, the two biggest girl pop stars in my dressing room.
That's pretty good' He didn't have us, exactly, but he had a darned good try. Not going to talk about that any more. Clark was performing in Montreal in June and was being heckled by the audience due to her bilingual performance.
Clark went to see Lennon for advice on dealing with this as he was staying at the city's Queen Elizabeth Hotel doing his Bed in protest and ended up on the recording. During this period, Clark also appeared in print and radio ads for the Coca-Cola Corporation, television commercials for Plymouth automobiles , print and TV spots for Burlington Industries , television and print ads for Chrysler Sunbeam and print ads for Sanderson Wallpaper in the UK.
In the mids, Clark scaled back her career in order to devote more time to her family. She also hosted the television series The Sound of Petula —74 and, through the s, made numerous guest appearances on variety, comedy and game show television programmes. A single, "Natural Love," reached no. As Clark moved away from film and television, she returned to the stage.
In , she had starred in a stage production of The Constant Nymph , but it was not until , at the urging of her children, that she returned to legitimate theatre, starring as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music in London's West End. Opening to positive reviews and what was then the largest advance sale in British theatre history, Clark—proclaimed by Maria Von Trapp herself as "the best Maria ever"—extended her initial six-month run to 13 to accommodate the huge demand for tickets  and receiving a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
In , she took on the title role in George Bernard Shaw 's Candida. Later stage work includes Someone Like You in and , for which she composed the score, Blood Brothers , in which she made her Broadway debut in at the Music Box Theatre , followed by the American tour; and Andrew Lloyd Webber 's Sunset Boulevard , appearing in both the West End and American touring productions from to A new disco re-mix of "Downtown", called "Downtown '88", was released in registering Clark's first UK singles chart success since , making the Top Ten in the UK in December In both and , Clark toured extensively throughout the UK.
Awesome album, great memories. What more can you say about this lovely voiced woman. Hit after hit songs; a must for collectors of earlier days music. Brought back memories of the songs my mum used to play when i was little.
Petual clark music singing is great and very good to hear again. Great to hear the oldies but why oh why did she bother with the newer stuff? See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English.
Ce CD est magnifique. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. Petula never disappoints and this CD is no exception. Unfortunately, Portable CD players are almost impossible to get these days, especially from where I live and the one I have is on the inferior side, hence stereo and base sounds are non existent! A great CD however and one I definitely recommend. Great dvd added to my collection. Load more international reviews.
Petula Clark has a lovely voice.. Product exactly as advertised; quality sound; delivered as promised; would recommend seller. This CD is excellent. The quality of the CD was much better than I thought it would be and the selection of songs--the best.
Many times when getting a CD of older recordings, the quality doesn't sound as well as it did on a vinyl record. In this case I enjoyed each and every recording. I found that this album brings back most of the best music from Petula Clark. Australia . Denmark . Flanders . Germany . Ireland IRMA . Malaysia . Netherlands Parool Top 20 . Netherlands Veronica Top 40 . New Zealand Listener . Singapore . South Africa .
Sweet, sassy, and one powerful voice. The songwriting skills of Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent come together with the magnificent voice of Petula Clark on this great album. I wore out Auntie's "My Love" LP at 7 years old but later in life was able to buy her a CD replacement AND get it signed by Petula Clark, herself, as well/5(10).