Petula Clark - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band



We simply adore this snazzy little number.


11 comments:

  1. Love this version soooo much more than the Beatles. The BBC4 programme it was from was dedicated to weird covers of their songs - right up our street!

    As you no doubt guessed, we are great fans of Petula. Jx

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    1. As a child, I was totally in love with her! I still get chills when I listen to "Kiss Me Goodbye"; that song taught me about DRAMA! (That and Vikki Carr's "It Must Be Him".) Well, drama and schmaltz, but still.

      I love the character she's playing in this video!

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    2. We just got our hands on a recording of an early 70s gay album by a fella by the name of Mickey Turner - his version of "It Must Be Him" has to be heard to be believed! Jx

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    3. Will definitely investigate!

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  2. I just love the Pet and here's she's much less earthbound than usual. Did you see her actually move her hips? Who knew she was just looking for a red hot jazz band to back her up to really cut loose?

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    1. If you're a fan then you might enjoy this. It's quite mod and strange.

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  3. The band, by the way, is the Temperance 7, which was part of a movement to resurrect traditional jazz in a very British context in the 1960s. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band is probably the most similar band, though it pushed into more surreal territory.

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    1. Hi Tom, thanks for the info. Very interesting!

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    2. Two interesting facts that link the two bands - Terry Jones was a member of the Temperance Seven, and Neil Innes was with the Bonzos, and later they formed part of Monty Python's Flying Circus... Jx

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    3. I love Bonzo Dog Doo Dah and have their "Intro Outro" permanently on my shuffle

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