Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt

Peter Eardley Sarstedt (born 10 December 1941, Delhi, India) is an Anglo-Indian singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist who has recorded a number of well-known and successful albums and singles since the 1960s.

Sarstedt was born in India and attended Victoria Boys’ School in Kurseong, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. His family relocated to England in 1954. He is the younger brother of the 1960s pop star Eden Kane for whom he briefly played bass and the elder brother of pop singer Clive Sarstedt. He is best known for his 1969, UK number one hit, “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?”; a portrait of a poor-born girl who becomes a member of the European jet-set. Set to a fake European waltz tune, it reached the top chart position in 14 countries and was a minor hit in the U.S. The song was awarded the 1969 Ivor Novello Award (together with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”). Other Sarstedt songs include “Beirut”, “Take Off Your Clothes”, “I Am A Cathedral” and “Frozen Orange Juice” (UK #10 in 1969).

In the 1980s and 1990s Sarstedt frequently toured the UK as part of the ‘Solid Silver ’60s’ package tours. “Where Do You Go To” was later used in the 2007 Wes Anderson films Hotel Chevalier and The Darjeeling Limited which sparked new interest in Sarstedt’s music. In the 90s and 2000s he has continued to release new albums and tour, in 1997 he released Londons Lane, and in 2002 an album of brand new material called ” On Song” was Released and his latest 2012 is a compilation of songs called “Highlights- The Demos] ~ Wikipedia

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    From 1969 album Peter Sarstedt (United Artists ULP1219)
    Peter Sarstedt

  • Blagged
  • I Am a Cathedral
  • Mary Jane

  • From 1969 album As Though It Were A Movie (United Artists UAS29037)
    As Though It Were A Movie

  • Boulevard
  • Letter to a Friend
  • Overture^As Though It Were A Movie
  • Take Off Your Clothes
  • The Artist

  • From 1969 single Frozen Orange Juice (UP 35021)
    Frozen Orange Juice

  • Frozen Orange Juice

  • From 2008 album The Lost Album
    The Lost Album

  • I Need Her