Petula Clark

Petula Clark albums and short biography

Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Clark's professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as 'The Little Shoemaker', 'Baby Lover', 'With All My Heart', and 'Prends Mon Coeur'. During the 1960s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including 'Downtown', 'I Know a Place', 'My Love', 'Colour My World', 'A Sign of the Times', and 'Don't Sleep in the Subway'. She has sold more than 68 million records throughout her career. Clark was born to an English father, Leslie Norman Clark, and a Welsh mother, Doris (Phillips) Clark. Both were nurses at Long Grove Hospital, in Epsom, Surrey, England. Her father invented her first name and joked it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. As a child, Clark sang in the chapel choir and showed a talent for mimicry, impersonating Vera Lynn, Carmen Miranda and Sophie Tucker for her family and friends. Her father introduced her to theatre when he took her to see Flora Robson in a 1938 production of Mary Tudor; she later recalled that after the performance 'I made up my mind then and there I was going to be an actress ... I wanted to be Ingrid Bergman more than anything else in the world.' However, her first public performances were as a singer, performing with an orchestra in the entrance hall of Bentall's Department Store in Kingston upon Thames for a tin of toffee and a gold wristwatch, in 1939 (source:


1956 Petula Clark Sings
1956 A Date with Pet
1957 You Are My Lucky Star
1958 A Musicorama
1959 Petula Clark In Hollywood
1959 Pet Clark (US title)
1959 Prends Mon Coeur
1961 Tete a Tete avec Petula Clark
1962 Rendez-Vous avec Petula Clark
1962 In Other Words
1962 Petula
1963 Petula Clark
1963 Le Soleil dans les Yeux
1964 Ceux Qui ont un Coeur
1964 Hello Paris
1964 Le James Dean
1965 Downtown
1965 I Know a Place
1965 The International Hits
1965 Petula '65
1966 My Love
1966 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
1966 Petula Clark's Hit Parade
1967 Colour My World
1967 Color My World/Who Am I (US title)
1967 These Are My Songs
1968 The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
1968 Petula
1968 Finian's Rainbow (soundtrack)
1968 Petula Clark's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
1969 Portrait of Petula
1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (soundtrack)
1969 Just Pet
1970 Memphis
1971 The Song of My Life
1971 Warm and Tender (US title)
1971 Today
1971 Petula '71
1972 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
1972 La Chanson de Marie Madeleine
1972 Comme une Priere
1973 Petula
1974 Come on Home
1974 Live in London
1975 I'm the Woman You Need
1975 Just Petula
1977 20 All-Time Greatest
1977 Je Reviens
1978 Destiny
1983 An Hour in Concert with Petula Clark
1983 and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
1991 Portrait of a Song Stylist
1992 Treasures
1995 Blue Lady: Nashville Sessions
1998 Where the Heart Is
1998 Here for You
2001 Sign of the Times
2002 The Ultimate Collection
2004 Live at the Paris Olympia
2007 In Her Own Write
2008 Then & Now: The Very Best of Petula Clark
2012 Petula
2013 Lost In You


Medal for the General (1944)
Strawberry Roan (1945)
Murder in Reverse (1945)
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Trouble at Townsend (1946)
London Town (1946)
Vice Versa (1948)
Easy Money (1948)
Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
Vote for Huggett (1949)
The Huggetts Abroad (1949)
Don't Ever Leave Me (1949)
The Romantic Age (1949)
Dance Hall (1950)
White Corridors (1951)
Madame Louise (1951)
The Card (1952)
Made in Heaven (1952)
The Runaway Bus (1954)
The Gay Dog (1954)
The Happiness of Three Women (1954)
Track the Man Down (1955)
That Woman Opposite (1957)
6.5 Special (1958)
A Couteaux Tires (1964)
Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)
Droles de Zebres (1977)
Never, Never Land (1980)
Sans Famille (1981 French television miniseries)