|Genres:||Pop / Rock Soundtrack|
|Tags:||folk 60s singer-songwriter british rock oldies|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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10 December 1941, New Delhi, India. Sarstedts family relocated to England in 1954. Brother of 60s pop idol Eden Kane (working briefly as his bass player) this singer-songwriter was a denizen of the British folk scene when the hunt was on for a native riposte to Bob Dylan. Sarstedt was not chosen but, growing a luxuriant black moustache, he cultivated the image of a suave wanderer of global bohemia. Recording for United Artists Records, his I Am A Cathedral was an airplay hit on pirate radio and university juke-boxes, but it was not until 1969 that he restored family fortunes with a UK number 1, Where Do You Go To My Lovely, which has since attained status as a pop classic (sharing the Ivor Novello Award for 1969 with David Bowies Space Oddity) and is a perennial on gold format radio stations. That year, both an album and another single (Frozen Orange Juice) also sold well throughout Europe....