Saturday, October 11, 2014

PETULA CLARK ON THE RAY CARR SHOW!!

This Tuesday, October 14th, the Ray Carr Show is proud to present 60’s British pop legend Petula Clark!!! Ray Carr is known for his interviews so this one should be a doozy.

Gearing up for a series of dates in France and coming off the release of her 2013 album Lost In You, Clark takes a break to chat with Ray on the WCSB airwaves about life, her stunning music and film career and what’s in store for the pop icon. Be sure to tune in at 89.3FM or stream it online…RIGHT HERE!! Just click that little tab at the top that says Listen Here.” The Ray Carr Show can be heard every single Tuesday from 7am to 9am.

Want to brush up on your Petula Clark knowledge? Here’s a little somethin’ for ya!

“The most commercially successful female singer in British chart history, Petula Clark was born November 15, 1932 in Epsom, England. Trained to sing by her soprano mother, Clark embarked on a stage career at the age of seven; soon she was a fixture on British radio programs, and began hosting her own regular show, Pet’s Parlour — a series spotlighting patriotic songs designed to boost the morale of wartime audiences — at the tender age of 11.

After entertaining British troops alongside fellow child stars Julie Andrews and Anthony Newley, Clark made her film debut with A Medal for the General in 1944. By the dawn of the ’50s she was a superstar throughout the U.K., with a résumé of close to two-dozen films; 1954’s “The Little Shoemaker” was her first Top 20 single, while 1960’s “Sailor” was her first chart-topper. Still, Clark struggled with her inability to shed her adolescent image. After selling over a million copies of 1961’s “Romeo,” she married and relocated to France, establishing a strong fan base there on the strength of hits including “Ya-Ya Twist,” “Chariot,” and “Monsieur,” which spotlighted a new, more sophisticated pop sound anchored by her crystalline vocals.

Riding the wave of the British Invasion, Clark was finally able to penetrate the U.S. market in 1964 with the Grammy-winning “Downtown,” the first single by a British woman ever to reach number one on the American pop charts. It was also the first in a series of American Top Ten hits (most written and arranged by Tony Hatch) that also included 1965’s “I Know a Place” and 1966’s “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love,” and the number one smash “My Love.” – AllMusic.com

Read more about Petula Clark at AllMusic.com.

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