One of my earliest memories of my mom was listening to this song and dreaming about going “Downtown” via Petula Clarke’s song of the same name. A recent YouTube wander got me finding a bunch of real cool “Pet” videos. Some I’ve seen. Many are new.
Delightful and well worth a few minutes of your time to see/hear & experience again — or for the first time.
A bit about Petula Clark. From the wiki:
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 in excess of 68 million records throughout her career.
Downtown – Around 1965 -’66 || Of Note: So dated yet timeless. Her jacket is super bad. As in cool.
Sign of The Times – Around 1966 || Of Note: Check out the way cool car. And that dress. So sixties fab!
Don’t Sleep In The Subway – 1967 || Of Note: Gotta LOVE that set. And another fab sixties dress!
You’re The One – 1965 || Of Note: Dig the beatles-like screaming of the fans. The go-go dancers. And again, the dress!