Petula Clark

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": 60s female vocalists pop oldies british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

15 November 1932, Epsom, Surrey, England. Her Welsh mother, a soprano, taught Petula to sing, which enabled her to commence a stage career at the age of seven and a broadcasting career two years later. Her youthful image and crystal-clear enunciation were ideal for radio and by 1943, she had her own programme with the accent on wartime, morale-building songs. She made her first film in 1944 and then signed for the J. Arthur Rank Organization appearing in over 20 feature films, including the Huggett series, alongside other young hopefuls such as Anthony Newley and Alec Guinness. By 1949 she was recording, and throughout the 50s had several hits on the Polygon and Nixa labels including ‘The Little Shoemaker’, ‘Suddenly There’s A Valley’, ‘With All My Heart’ and ‘Alone’. Around this period, Clark’s success in France led to many concert appearances in Paris and recordings, in French, for the Vogue label.

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