October 16, 2016
When “My Love” by Petula Clark topped the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart on February 5, 1966, for the first of two weeks, she became the first British female to have two number one hits.
She was not a flash in the pan. Her career began as a child singer during the second world war. It would be 22 years before she had her first American hit; “Downtown” in 1965. That song would be the first of 15 consecutive top 40 tunes.
Now in her 80’s, she is still performing.
February 25, 2011
Petula Clark was in her early 30’s when she had her first hit in The United States. She would go on to have 15 top 40 hits betwwen 1964-1968.
“My Love” was released Christmas day, 1965. It would become her second number one hit, topping the American charts for two weeks. It was typical of her single releases at the time as it was well produced up-tempo pop.
She was a rare female artist to have multiple hits during The Beatles era. Now in her late 70’s, she still regularly appears in concert.