July 29, 1970

Odd booking of Petula Clark and Roy Clark should prove interesting to fans of each, because both groups will get a chance to see what happens on the other side of the fence.

Miss Clark, despite her image of the dignified sophisticate, can toss amusing dialog and click as a comedian—she does a very funny impression of a girl singer in the Big Band era. Her songalog is varied, includes tunes with which she's identified such as "Call Me," "Don't Sleep in the Subway" and "Downtown." also memorable are "You and I" (from Goodbye Mr. Chips) and a My Fair Lady medley.

Throughout her turn, with eighty-eighter/conductor Frank Owens brilliantly guiding the Nat Brandwynne orchestra, Miss Clark is a respected, highly entertaining British lady.


August 8, 1970

Petula Clark's sophisticated, cool sultriness is emphasized in her current annual stand here. She is on for an hour, offering a dynamic vocal style which is rich in emotional outpourings and honesty.

The brunt of her material is, familiarly, her own Warner Bros. hits and she received a good reaction from the audience. She uses some new words on "Call Me," her opening number, which leads into "I Know a Place" and then is followed by "Don't Sleep in the Subway" and others before ending the act. She is a strong, assertive vocalist who works hard singing, and leaving the jokes and dance routines to people more in need of these supportive roles.