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Saturday, November 17, 2012

On The Path Of Glory

You all remember Petula Clark, right? You know:

Well, Petula was 80 years old last Thursday (happy birthday, Pet!). My wife and I were discussing when her hits had been in relation to Lulu's, and while Googling I discovered that Petula Clark had made television history in the USA in March 1968. While performing on an NBC special with Harry Belafonte (a coloured gentleman) she (whisper it) touched his arm during a song, causing grave concern to the show's sponsor Chrysler. Yes folks, sixteen months before America put a man on the Moon, a white woman could make television history there by putting a hand on a black man's arm. Read all about it in the notes under this Youtube clip.


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