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Petula Clark

About this Artist

PETULA CLARK became America's number one female vocalist during the musical British invasion of the 1960s, topping the U.S. charts with the unforgettable million-seller "Downtown" (earning her the first of two Grammys). A string of classics followed: "This Is My Song," "I Know a Place," "My Love," "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love," "Don't Sleep in the Subway," "Color My World," "A Sign of the Times," "Kiss Me Goodbye," and many more.

Clark started as a child performer in her native England, singing to the Allied forces during World War II (becoming the "Singing Sweetheart" for American soldiers abroad). Since her breakthrough in the U.S., she has had numerous hit records, with worldwide sales of over 60 million. Her hundreds of recordings sung in French have made Clark a celebrated favorite in Belgium, Canada, and France, where she has been awarded the Grand Prix National du Disque Fran├žais, among other honors. In her homeland, Petula was awarded the CBE honor from Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

Clark became a household name in the U.S. by performing on dozens of television programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Carol Burnett Show, American Bandstand, The Tonight Show, and many more. Clark has also starred in dozens of British films and opposite Fred Astaire in Francis Ford Coppola's Finian's Rainbow and Peter O'Toole in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the latter earning her a Golden Globe nomination.

Clark's latest albums are A Sign of the Times and Here For You (The title track, written by Clark, is just one of dozens of songs she has composed over the past 35 years.) Also available is a double CD retrospective, The Petula Clark Anthlogy: Downtown to Sunset Boulevard. She has recently starred in the PBS special Petula Clark in Concert - A Sign of the Times and has embarked on major tours of the U.K. and Australia, as well as numerous engagements in France, Canada and the U.S.