1963-1966 Veterans Committee: More Beatles, Plus Petula Clark, The Byrds + Our Personal Picks
Hall of Songs
OK, maybe we didn't get it right the first time. This is our chance to right some wrongs. We nominate a couple songs from the 1963-66 years for the Hall of Songs, including a big-time Beatles record. Plus, we talk about songs that we just plain love from this era, like a trio from Wilson Pickett. Visit our website at hallofsongs.com and follow us on social media at @hallofsongs.Hosts: Tim Malcolm and Chris JonesGenre: Music Commentary, Music History
S6E04 - Petula Clark's Dean Martin Nonecdote, Robots Can't Make Caravans and No Questions For Alesha
The The One Show Show
Comedy legend and double Oscar nominee Peter Baynham joins Jon and Marc to cut up the One Show to see what makes it tick, and hopefully kill it in the process.This Thursday, TTOSS is live at the London Podcast Festival with Danny Robins, the man (not ghost) behind the excellent Battersea Poltergeist podcast and the West End hit 2:22 A Ghost Story. Tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/the-the-one-show-show-2/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
LET’S REMEMBER this week showcases the wonderful songs of English performer Petula Clark (CBE) and instrumentals from the master guitarist American Duane Eddy. Petula’s long career started during World War II... LEARN MORE The post Let’s Remember…Petula Clark and Duane Eddy appeared first on Yesterday Once More.
MuppeTrek - Episode 48 – Petula Clark and "A Private Little War"
Join us on the podcast this week for The Muppet Show with special guest star: British singer, actress and composer, who loves being "Downtown," Petula Clark! And, Star Trek Original Series episode, "A Private Little War" - The Klingons are stirring up trouble with hunky dudes and sexy witches.
There are stars and then there are superstars. And my guest today is nothing short of a superstar. Petula Clark is one of the most successful British female recording artist of all time. She established herself as a child performer during the Second World War and went on to achieve major success as a recording artist clocking up record sales in excess of 68 million. The enormous popularity of her ‘signature song’ Downtown in 1964 led to an incredible international career, a series of consecutive Top 40 hits, films and tv specials including appearances with everyone from Dean Martin and Fred Astaire, to Bob Hope and Sammy Davis Jnr. Actress, singer, composer, stage performer, television star, and more awards and accolades than she can remember, quite simply, Petula is the stuff that legends are made of.
“I was singing for the troops when I was only a kid of course during the Second World War and I just enjoyed singing right from the start— and it’s pretty well the same thing now. I sing because I like to sing. I don’t sing to make a living, although I guess I do!” Petula Clark is here, to open season two of this program. The star, who for seven decades has captivated audiences the world over in live concerts and on records in five different languages, has a passion for music and for the stage that remain undiminished. What drives her love, her need for music? How has she been coping with month after month of darkened theaters? She and Daniel also dig into some of the fundamental questions about music-- how do different people hear it? How can one teach it? Ever skeptical of nostalgia, Petula speaks of her deep fondness for some of the people who played a role in her life who are no longer around-- Ella Fitzgerald, her longtime friend, and Fred Astaire, with whom she starred in Francis Ford Coppola's Finian's Rainbow. Petula's love for her contemporary colleague Amy Winehouse is powerful and moving. For any lover of music or culture in the 20th century, this is a must-hear conversation. Petula Sally Olwen Clark was born in West Ewell Surrey, England on November 15, 1932. Petula made her first broadcast as a singer for the BBC Radio Overseas Service in October 1942, and became an overnight star on BBC National Radio in December 1942 at the age of 10. After many radio shows for the BBC during World War 2, Petula made her film debut in "Medal for the General" in 1945. Notable films include the classic Powell/Pressburger film "I know where I'm going" (1945), London Town (USA "My heart goes crazy") (1946), Vice Versa (directed by Peter Ustinov) (1948), and the classic Huggett trio of family films which were to be the forerunner of television soap operas in the UK (1948-9). Her first leading role was in "Don't ever leave me" (1949), and "The Card" (USA "The Promoter") with Alec Guinness and Glynis Johns (1952). As well as her film work, Petula was a regular on BBC radio and television and British stage variety shows, and from 1957 in France and other European territories. She acted in comedy radio shows such as "Life of Bliss" and radio series with her pianist and musical director Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson. Petula was a recording star in the UK from 1949, with "The little shoemaker"(1954) being her first top 10 hit (also hitting #1 in Australia) and "With all my heart" which took her to France where by 1962 she became their top female singer with such big selling hits as "Chariot", "Coeur blessé" and "Ya ya twist", securing her the prestigious Grand Prix National du Disques Francais. Her hits in four languages included "Monsieur" selling a million copies sung in German! Her song "Sailor" became her first of 2 #1 hits in the UK. As well as her CBE presented by Queen Elizabeth in 1998, in 2012 Petula was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris, for her distinguished career in France. In 2013 at the age of 80 Petula was back with a new Top 30 album success in the UK ("Lost in you" Sony Records), and her new recording of "Cut copy me" became a remixed dance top 40 hit all over Europe. The song was also voted by the prestigious "Time" magazine into their Top 10 songs of 2013. ----------------- talkingbeats.com Please consider supporting Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk via our Patreon: patreon.com/talkingbeats In addition to early episode access, bonus episodes, and other benefits, you will contribute to us being able to present substantive interviews with the world's most compelling people. We believe that providing a platform for individual expression, free thought, and a diverse array of views is more important now than ever.
Welcome back to Part Two of The Gould Standard’s exclusive conversation with Petula Clark. Petula and host Brian Levine talk about her Hollywood film career, an encounter with Elvis in Las Vegas, how she accidentally ended up on John and Yoko’s “Give Peace a Chance” record, and Petula’s adventures in the present moment.The Gould Standard Episode 2: Petula Clark Part 2https://episodes.castos.com/5f64dfe94fb960-36663923/TGS002-Petula-Clark-Pt-2.mp3