Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Wikipedia
Born: 15th November, 1932, Ewell, Surrey, England
Height: 5' 2" (157 cm)
Claim to Fame: Downtown
Colour My World is the sixth album released by Petula Clark in the US on Warner Bros. Records. It combines cover versions of popular songs of the era and original material, much of it written by Clark and Tony Hatch, who produced the recording and arranged it along with Johnny Harris and Frank Owens.
There are definitely people who are stuck in the `60s and there are definitely people who think I am and it`s just not true. I was performing for a long time before the `60s and I`ll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come.
In some ways, I`ve always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.
He is a shy schoolmaster. She is a music hall star. They marry and immediately have 283 children...all boys!
A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.
In 1969 she was in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, room 1742 in Montreal, Canada, and was part of the chorus when John Lennon recorded the song "Give Peace a Chance".
In 1968 Clark and singer Harry Belafonte were singing a duet on her show when she touched Belafonte`s arm. A representative for the show`s sponsor, Chrysler Corp., saw it and ordered the director to have them re-tape the duet and not to have Clark touch his arm, the rationale being that viewers in the South would be outraged to see a white woman touching a black man, and the South was a big market for Chrysler`s cars. Clark redid the scene, but when she found out the reason why, she and her husband - the show`s producer - stormed into the control booth, ordered the director to destroy the second take and keep the original one. As expected, when the show was aired a few weeks later, many stations in the South wouldn`t show it, and Chrysler received many letters from outraged Southerners saying they would never buy a Chrysler product again because of the company`s sponsorship of the show.