Peter Sarstedt

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: folk 60s singer-songwriter british rock oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 December 1941, New Delhi, India. Sarstedt’s 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 Bowie’s ‘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....

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