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Wed Aug 31, 2022, 10:27 AM

This Is My Song - Petula Clark



1967. Written by Charlie Chaplin. Petula Clark, the grandchild of a British coal miner began singing at a young age. As a child she performed songs on BBC radio to entertain troops during World War 2. Her popularity & international career as a singer & actress lasted for decades.
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- Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 Nov. 1932) is a British singer, actress, and composer with one of the longest serving careers of a British singer, spanning more than 7 decades.. During the Second World War Clark lived with her sister at the home of their grandparents in Abercanaid, near Merthyr Tydfil,[citation needed] a small stone house with no electricity or running water, and a toilet at the bottom of the garden. Her grandfather was a coal miner. Her first ever live audience was at the Colliers' Arms in Abercanaid. She also recalls living just outside London during the Blitz and watching the dogfights in the air and running to air-raid shelters with her sister.

Later, when she was 8, she joined other children to record messages with the BBC to be broadcast to members of their families in the forces. The recording event was in the Criterion Theatre, an underground theatre that was safe. When the air-raid siren went off other children were upset and a call went out for someone to step forward and sing to calm them. Petula volunteered, and they liked her voice so much, in the control room they recorded her. Her song was "Mighty Rose"...https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petula_Clark

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 10:32 AM

1. She and Dusty Springfield have such beautiful voices

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 10:45 AM

3. For sure, luv both of them, stars of that era.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 10:33 AM

2. Downtown

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 10:47 AM

4. Thanks, I love and remember this huge hit when young.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 11:11 AM

5. Thanks! Fan since 1964.

Saw her perform in late 2018... her voice wasn't what it once was but it was still so wonderful to finally get to see her in person!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 01:37 PM

6. Great you.got to see her. I luved the songs since a kid. Very warm memories.

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