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BITS & BOBS => Weather and Miscellaneous => Topic started by: Mary Lorenzo on October 28, 2012, 18:09:52 PM

Title: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on October 28, 2012, 18:09:52 PM
Oh my goodness    :o

Just spotted this on Youtube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YUG8YR1E7U&feature=share
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on October 28, 2012, 20:37:51 PM
Our next sing-along at the Marina Cafe ~ or maybe the Music Afternoon!!!!   :D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on October 29, 2012, 08:01:59 AM
Mary, this is fantastic (well, sort of). I feel a whole article coming on. Love to know what was behind the song. Was it just a song or was some influence applied?
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on October 29, 2012, 09:03:57 AM
Cant find anything relevant about this song at all.  No film connection or holiday etc etc.  Just one of those little "gems" you come across now and then!
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Eleanor on October 29, 2012, 14:09:31 PM
I can't find who wrote THOSE words either!  ::)

Remember that programme where you can put things into a big black hole to be found thousands of years later?  :o
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on October 29, 2012, 15:30:49 PM
Now ,then, now, then, now, then Guys & Gals

She wrote it herself and it reached no 12 in the UK charts in 1955.

( Don't get me started on Jimmy Savile Jokes !! )

 BL  :)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on October 29, 2012, 17:48:56 PM
Hmm, controversial. Did Pet pen it herself? I'm saying she didn't. Tomorrow's blog will hold even more revelations (and none about Jimmy Savile).
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on October 29, 2012, 19:46:26 PM
Andrew,

 Just got a gut feeling I'm terribly wrong on this one and can't wait for the DB tomorrow.

 Do you remember Pet singing "the little shoe maker " on Children's Favourites on the wireless     
( as we called it then ) ?

Check it out Bella ( theme just up your street )

We used to write to "Uncle Mac " then when the BBC had integrity , no chance of us getting fiddled with then !!

BL  :) :)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on October 29, 2012, 20:05:36 PM
You'll have to wait till Wednesday for the DB disclosure, BL.

Uncle Mac. I wonder if he used to play "Nelly The Elephant" in the background.
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on October 29, 2012, 20:29:20 PM
He did indeed , Andrew.
 
And what about the Billy Goats Gruff !! Never got sick of hearing that story ( which we did nearly every week ) .

" I'm a Troll, oldy ole "

 That's when a Troll was a one eyed monster and not some bloody nerd on the Internet.

Happy Days , eh ?

Loved that "Laughing Policeman " as well. Blame it all on Z cars who changed the face of the Bizzies !!

BL  ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on October 29, 2012, 21:26:23 PM

"The Little Shoemaker" is a popular song based on the French song, "Le petit cordonnnier," by Rudi Revil. The original French lyric was written by Francis Lemarque. The English language lyrics were written by Geoffrey Claremont Parsons, Nathan Korb (Francis Lemarque) and John Turner.

In the United States, the best-selling version was recorded by the Gaylords, charting in 1954. In the United Kingdom, the song was the first charted hit for Petula Clark the same year.

The recording by the Gaylords was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 70403. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on June 23, 1954 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.[1]

Unquote

So says Wikipedia, and we all know how correct they can be!!
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on October 30, 2012, 08:42:02 AM
Oh he's only gone and done it!!

http://www.alcudiapollensa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/gaiety-and-mirth-mallorca-pop-songs.html
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on October 30, 2012, 11:29:02 AM
Oh wow!  Fame at last!  For Petula of course, not me!   ;)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on October 30, 2012, 15:32:42 PM
The Gay Lords , eh Bella?

 Mmmmm like the sound of them !!

 Are they the nice boys who wear pink Ermine and pretty tiaras?

 BL ;D

Ivor Biggun , he sang bawdry songs didn't he Andrew?

Check out "handling swollen goods " or some even worse which I will not repeat on these delicate pages.

If you recall Ivor Biggun was originally a Benny Hill character . Introduced always as "Ivor Biggun from Mill Hill " , corrected promptly by "that should have been Ivor Mill from Biggin Hill"

Got a larf every week !!

Oh those happy pre PC days, eh?

 
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 07, 2012, 19:59:42 PM
Coincidence. There is a Petula Clark at 80 years old documentary on Radio 2. On the iPlayer for four days more. A good and interesting listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nq4zd
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on November 07, 2012, 22:54:09 PM
Oooh thanks Andrew.  I shall have a good listen to that tomorrow!   ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 08, 2012, 17:22:31 PM
Mary, hope you managed to get through the "parental lock" on the broadcast. Strong language? Oh come on. She said the F-word once, quoting something John Lennon had said to her. The BBC is just a bit hyper-sensitive, methinks. It's not as if any kids would be likely to be listening to a thing about Petula Clark anyway.
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 08, 2012, 19:38:20 PM
Andrew,

 Not too worried about Pet but tell me how you can get BBC Iplayer outside the realms of the
"Sceptered Isles " ? Don't seem to be able to pick it up on my iPad or laptop out here .

Thought it was restricted to us UK BBC license holders only, a group,I expect you are excluded from?

You will be telling me that the Daily Bulletin employs you on a " Service Contract" next !

Yeah Gods

"Disgusted " of Puerto Pollensa  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 08, 2012, 21:09:41 PM
Service contract - ho, ho, ho.

IPlayer, as in this is how stuff is streamed over the steam internet on the BBC. Some you can get, some you can't, like TV. There are those who disguise their IP in order to get the IP(layer), but I don't. Just regular old click and play.

BTW, got an email from the Consulate today. Thought I was in hot water, but no - an invite to the Consul's official farewell do. I trust the Ferrero Rocher will be being passed around.
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on November 08, 2012, 23:07:48 PM
Ferrero Rocher?  Really?   :D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 09, 2012, 15:35:39 PM

BTW, got an email from the Consulate today. Thought I was in hot water, but no - an invite to the Consul's official farewell do. I trust the Ferrero Rocher will be being passed around.

And well deserved, Andrew, In my opinion.

 BL  :)

P.S It won't be a gong if you get an e mail, it's a nice brown envelope with OHMS stamped on it. Still , enjoy scoffing the swan and sipping the peach juice. Write about it either in the DB or on here and we can go "tut, tut " " the Guy's sold out to the establishment "
 
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 09, 2012, 16:05:50 PM
So, I take it you have received a nice brown envelope. Do we have to refer to you as Sir BL now?
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 09, 2012, 16:40:51 PM
99% of my friends thought it was totally justified , so mock ye not, Andrew

 Sir Vey  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on November 09, 2012, 18:12:31 PM


BTW, got an email from the Consulate today. Thought I was in hot water, but no - an invite to the Consul's official farewell do. I trust the Ferrero Rocher will be being passed around.

I have a lovely dress that would compliment Ferrero Rocher perfectly ~ not for your colouring unfortunately, so you may have to take me!   ::)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 09, 2012, 19:32:36 PM
I'm sure I could blag you in, Bella. Not sure about Steve. Has he got a tie to go with the yellow poncho?
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on November 09, 2012, 22:07:38 PM
I could always run one up out of a black bin bag!  ::)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 13, 2012, 18:06:41 PM
Andrew,

Nice photos of the Consul's leaving party in the DB today. Recognise a few of the "Great & the Good " scoffing the swan canapés and sipping the old peach juice.

But , alas, no sign of you.

Did you commit some social faux pas like not crocking your little finger at the right angle and therefore rightly, IMO, banished to the back of the crowd ?

These little things count in these circles, Mate.

BL  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: andrew711 on November 13, 2012, 18:26:39 PM
I'm sorry to have to disappoint, but I was laid low by some gastric bug that would really not have been very pleasant to inflict on the lavatories of Palma's yacht club. I know it was my chance to be seen in the company of various luminaries but, and much though I would have wished to wish Paul bon voyage, 'twas not to be. I'm sure he was hugely disappointed as well. As was I, as I was looking forward to Gilo Paxo handing the Ferreros round. "Oh, ambassador!" You will otherwise be pleased to know that, gastric-wise, I am on the mend. Thanks, in advance, for your concern.
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 14, 2012, 00:02:57 AM
Sorry to hear that Andrew, hope  the old trustworthy Doctor Collis Browne , the curer of all ills when we had an Empire has worked. So coughs , splutters and other unmentionables have all been banished.

At least you haven't sold out to the Establishment. Would have been good to get Giles Paxo's view on Newsnight though . His bro seems to be spitting feathers. So would you if your quarter of a million quid a year was at stake.

Hey ho , Leveson reporting soon !

BL  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Belladonna on November 14, 2012, 12:39:16 PM
I'll put that dress back in mothballs then!  ::)  Sorry to hear the bugs caught you Andrew. You must have upset them in one of your articles and they were getting their own back!  :o  Build you strength up again ~ and fight the good fight!   Best wishes   XX
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on November 16, 2012, 11:53:16 AM
And the lovely Petula Clark was 80 years young yesterday!

(I knew we were celebrating something at Tots bbq evening!!)   ;D
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on November 21, 2012, 19:31:55 PM
And a bit more above the lovely Petula Clark, copied directly from Wikipedia.....

In 1968, NBC-TV invited Clark to host her own special in the U.S., and in doing so she inadvertently made television history. While singing a duet of "On the Path of Glory," an anti-war song that she had composed, with guest Harry Belafonte, she took hold of his arm, to the dismay of a representative from the Chrysler Corporation, the show's sponsor, who feared that the moment would incur the racist bigotry of Southern viewers. When he insisted that they substitute a different take, with Clark and Belafonte standing well away from one another, Clark and the executive producer of the show — her husband, Wolff — refused, destroyed all other takes of the song and delivered the finished programme to NBC with the touch intact. The programme aired on 8 April 1968, with high ratings and critical acclaim.[11] (To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original telecast, Clark and Wolff appeared at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan on 22 September 2008, to discuss the broadcast and its impact, following a broadcast of the programme.[12]
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Bonyslad on November 21, 2012, 23:18:22 PM
Mary,

 Yes, hard to believe that back in the late sixties race was still an issue in the Southern States but equally this was at the height of the Vietnam War which was tearing the US apart and Harry Belafonte was a known political activitist against the war. Fraid it would have stuck in the claws of many American's to see a foreigner singing an anti war song on their prime time TV. Bad enough for them to watch Jane Fonda or Bobbie Dylan . He later went onto make some pretty damning remarks about George W in Venezuela which even Hilary Clinton condemned and she refused to share a platform with him afterwards .

Good to hear about her stand though but maybe not totally a rascist motivated incident methinks.

BL  :)
Title: Re: Petula Clark!
Post by: Mary Lorenzo on October 20, 2013, 11:42:14 AM
And picking up on an old theme here is ..... a Youtube video of the lovely Petula Clark singing a medley of her song about Mallorca and also Balero Balear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwZejFf9v4o