80-Year-Old Petula Clark Releases 'Cut, Copy Me'

  • metta

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    Aug 05, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    80-Year-Old Petula Clark Releases 'Cut, Copy Me'


    http://www.fuse.tv/2013/01/petula-clark-releases-awesome-new-single-remix





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    Aug 05, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    An 80-year-old woman really shouldn't have used in her music video an aged computer with two floppies.

    Otherwise, pretty fucking excellent. Her voice is surprisingly still wonderful. Love the technique/style of the song.

    I grew up with her albums in the house. Her being of my mom's generation. My mom loved her. Here's Clark's website http://www.petulaclark.net/home.php

    She's looking pretty damned good at 80. Good for her.

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    Here's Downtown. Everyone should know this song

  • MuscleFit

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    Aug 05, 2013 11:07 AM GMT
    Great song!
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    Aug 05, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
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    Aug 05, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    secondstartotheright said


    Fantastic !!!
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    Aug 05, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    Fell in love with this song at 7 or 8 years old. Still remember all the rumors about it being a song about the drug culture, "Going downtown where all the lights are much brighter..." was supposedly a reference to an LSD trip according to some people.

    I remember Downtown being a call to escape the confines of your circumstances and society's expectations of you and live your life without regret.... Probably something the young gay boy I was at the time needed to hear. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 05, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    HELLO, Mr. Chips, to her career!icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 05, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    I remember being just a wee lad sitting on my potty and looking at the pictures in LIFE magazine and hearing DOWNTOWN playing on the stereo-matic. icon_biggrin.gif
  • waltex

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    Aug 05, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    very under rated singer of her era.

    She did a lot of musical theatre, including Norma Desmond in Andrew LLoyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard".
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    Aug 05, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    Cool tune!
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    Aug 05, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    Wow!! Way to go Petula! Love it!!
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    Aug 05, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    theantijock saidHere's Downtown. Everyone should know this song


    The SF Giants used a portion of this in an ad campaign in 2000. I hope she's still making royalties off the song. It really is a classic and a great song!
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    Aug 06, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    this is a good song...well done Petula
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    Aug 07, 2013 12:17 AM GMT
    eb925guy saidThe SF Giants used a portion of this in an ad campaign in 2000. I hope she's still making royalties off the song. It really is a classic and a great song!


    Wasn't familiar with the ad but if she has the copyrights still then she'd be collecting. My last bud was known for acting but also he wrote music which he sold to television as background. It was such a thrill for him to receive royalties. It seemed I got a call every time a check came in.

    The copyrights last a pretty long time, I forget but I think its over 50 years by now, extended the last time thru legal action brought by Disney if I recall the story right. I've a cousin currently grave digging one of our relatives for royalties owed us. Huge amounts were stolen that we haven't a chance in hell to recover due to the extent of money involved and to the bizarrely huge fortune protecting what it stole, but as copyrights held by the artist upon their death remain with blood family (unless they're stolen, of course) he might hit some pay dirt before we're all dead. He thinks the current income would amount to a b&b weekend per month per ancestor. I doubt I'll ever see a cent of it.

    If I recall correctly what he was telling me is that the extensions Disney got for everyone are good for another 10 or 20 years or so but then we expect Disney to step up and fight for further extensions as we don't see them giving up the copyrights to their mouse any time soon.
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    Aug 07, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    kt8320 saidFell in love with this song at 7 or 8 years old. Still remember all the rumors about it being a song about the drug culture, "Going downtown where all the lights are much brighter..." was supposedly a reference to an LSD trip according to some people.

    I remember Downtown being a call to escape the confines of your circumstances and society's expectations of you and live your life without regret.... Probably something the young gay boy I was at the time needed to hear. icon_smile.gif


    It was really the generation between hers and mine that ushered in the drug culture but certainly there was a subset of Clark's generation who transcended their own generation. I was lucky that my mom was another one because there was only one other of that generation in my family, a favorite cousin of mine who also was not stuck in the 1940s/1950s mindset like most of the people of that generation. Had my mom survived Alzheimer's she'd be Petula's age.

    My mom and one of her friends had myself and one of my friends laughing so hard we were sliding under the table one night at 15th St Fisheries when mom was reminiscing about how they'd do laundry and call each other at 3 in morning, all hopped up on their "diet pills". That generation was doing speed before anyone ever thought up crystal meth. I would venture to imagine Clark was quite the party girl.
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    Nov 12, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
    I was 8 years old when Petula Clark's song "Downtown" was released. My mama always had the radio playing in the kitchen when she was preparing a meal, and Ms. Clark's "Downtown" played every afternoon. It reminds me of going to Canal St. in New Orleans on the streetcar to the Saenger Theater, Maison Blanche, D.H. Holmes, Rubenstein's, a hamburger at Krystal, as a kid. The CBD, the central business district, was awe inspiring to this little kid in 1964. This song brings back those many happy memories.