Winter Garden's Whitsun Fare
Petula Clark and Caroll Gibbons
PETULA CLARK, starring in Sunday's celebrity concert at the Winter Garden first sang in public at the age of six. Three years later, when in the studio of BBC's Overseas Service waiting to send a message to her uncle in Iraq, she sang Mighty lak a rose to an impromptu accompaniement by the orchestra, and a number of inquiries were
sent in by listeners asking about the little girl with "the voice like chapel bells."
More broadcasts followed, and over 500 shows for the forces.
Eventually, she was ready to sing at the Royal Albert Hall, holding spellbound an audience of 8,000 people.
Her screen career began in 1943 and her first big role was as Sid Field's daughter in London Town. Just 18, she recently won a national ballot for being the outstanding television woman personality of the year.
A large audience showed their appreciation of the talented artistes at the Sunday Concert in the Winter Garden. Petula Clark, petite, fresh and charming, sang a variety of numbers which included--as she said--"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." The "borrowed" item was a clever imitation of Rose Murphy, the Chi-Chi
girl and for something old, Petula chose The Tennessee Waltz,
which has now swung back into top-line popularity." Eastbourne Gazette
[Review source: THE PETULA CLARK STORY]