Thursday, January 29, 2009

Petula Clark Thursday

Go ahead. Say it. I don't care. I really like Petula Clark. Two of my favorites:



3 comments:

Steve said...

I remember roller skating to "Downtown". Another fav was "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers. And who can forget couples skate to "Babe" by Styx.

Good times.

Turk Turon said...

Thanks for the reminder; she was outstanding. And very cute!

Old_Grouch said...

One of the dark secrets of the O.G. archives is a reel of recording tape containing dubs of the radio (single) mixes of about 10 Clark songs. (Warner Brothers had a bad habit of fussing with EQ and compression in those days-- the albums just didn't sound like what I heard on the radio!)

Clark was also enchanting (as Finian's - Fred Astaire's - daughter) in the movie version of Finian's Rainbow. It's worth viewing provided you have a BIG screen. (The film was shot in 70mm, and the production numbers just don't make it at 17" diagonal.)