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is one of the most successful and beloved female recording artists to hail from England. She became America's number one female vocalists during the musical British Invasion of the 1960s. Along with the Beatles, Petula conquered the international world of pop music, topping the U.S. charts with the unforgettable million-seller Downtown that earned Petula the first of two Grammys. A long 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.

Starting as a child performer in her native England, Petula sang to the Allied forces during World War II, becoming the Singing Sweetheart for American soldiers abroad. She then went on to host her own BBC radio show, was placed under a film contract by the renowned Rank Organization, and had numerous hit records, all before her massive breakthrough in the United States.

With worldwide sales of over 60 million recordings, Petula has also had hit songs in Germany, Holland, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, Denmark and South Africa. In addition, her hundreds of recordings sung in French have made Petula a celebrated favorite in several foreign countries. In recognition of her accomplishments in France, she was awarded the coveted Grand Prix National Du Disque Francais, as the country's most successful recording artist, in addition to the Bravos Du Music Hall, Golden Rose and The Grand Medal Of The Council of Paris. In her homeland, Petula was awarded the CBE honor from Queen Elizabeth in 1998.

Petula become a household name in the U.S. by performing on dozens of top television programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show, American Bandstand, The Tonight Show, and the Bob Hope - Perry Como specials.

Petula has also starred in dozens of British films, including the classic, I Know Where I'm Going, London Town, The Card, Never Never Land and the popular Huggetts series. Her movie career further blossomed in the U.S. where she was paired opposite Fred Astaire in Francis Ford Coppola's Finian's Rainbow and Peter O'Toole in MGM's musical remake of Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the latter earning her a Golden Globe nomination.

Petula's latest albums are A Sign Of The Times, and Here For You, the title tract written by Petula, is just one of dozens of songs she has composed over the past thirty-five years. Petula also has a double CD retrospective, The Petula Clark Anthology: Downtown To Sunset Boulevard, chronicling her most important recordings of the past 35 years and Ultimate Petula Clark, containing all her U.S. Top 40 hits.



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