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Petula Clark

 

  • Petula Clark's song Downtown recently appered on Lost.
  • Petula Clark was the first British pop singer to have a number one hit in the US.
  • Petula Clark composed the score for A Coureaux Tires in 1964.
  • Petula Clark starred in Goodbye Mr. Chips in 1969.
  • The last film that Petula Clark starred in was Never, Never Land in 1980.
  • Petula Clark's claim to fame is that is the best-selling British song artist of all times selling over 70 million records.
  • Petula Clark not only composed but starred in the musical Someone Like You.
  • Petula Clark has to her credit over 1000 songs recorded.
  • Petula Clark has written songs for such groups as The Vogues.
  • Petula Clark is not only a performer but a song writer as well. She writes her songs for others under the name as Al Grant.
  • Clark has a tour in Branson, Missouri, which she will share the stage with singers of stature as Andy Williams.
  • Though Clark is now 73 she still continues to perform on a regular basis.
  • Clark was designated a Commander of the British Empire also known as the CBE in 1998.
  • Clark came out with My Love in 1966 which made her the first British singer to have 2 hits on the charts in the US at the same time.
  • Clark teamed up with producer Tony Hatch to produce a second hit that made it on the airways in the States titled I know a Place in 1965.
  • Clark was the first British pop singer to have a number one hit in the US.
  • Clark was the first British song soloist to win a Grammy. She did that with her song Downtown.
  • Clark had the opportunity to star in the following hit movies Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Airport (1970), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) but turned them all down.
  • VH1 ranked Clark as number 85 of the top 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll.
  • Before Clark became a star she was living in France and working as a secretary for Firestone offices.
  • Clark and Claude have three children together
  • Clark married Claude Wolf in June of 1961 and they are still married today.
  • Clark was born Petula Sally Olwen Clark but she grew up with the nickname of Pet.
  • Clark was born on November 15, 1932 Ewell, Surrey, England
 

50s, 60s Hits

A Sign Of The Times
Dont Sleep In The Subway
Downtown
I Couldnt Live With Out Your Love
Kiss Me Goodbye
My Love
This Is My Song

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