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Peter Sarstedt

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Peter Sarstedt (born 12 December 1942, in Delhi, Northern India) is a singer-songwriter.

He is probably best known for his 1969, UK number one hit, “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)” about a poor-born girl who becomes a member of the jet-set. 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” and “Frozen Orange Juice” (UK #10 in 1969). In the 1980s & 90’s he frequently toured the UK as part of the “Solid Silver 60’s” package tours.

Most recently, his biggest hit “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)” was featured in Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited and its prologue Hotel Chevalier.

Source:Wikipedia

Sarstedt also appears on Peter Thompson’s 2007 album “Taking a Dive (Heart First)” singing harmony on “Last Thing on My Mind” and “Don’t Think Twice (It’s All Right)”.

Source: Peter Thompson

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  • davidbowiegirl

    I've always loved this Where Do You Go To My Lovely song when it has been played on a radio but never knew who the guy was. Thanks to Darjeeling Limited, now I know!

    18 May 4:44pm Reply
  • arfortiyef

    fyi Napoleon brandy is the worst, most sickening brandy you could ever drink.

    18 Jan 7:31pm Reply
  • chehof

    Peter Sarstedt — Sons Of Cain Are Abel: "As I was walking slowly through the lovely garden, And someone's sick homosexual half-world Twirled around in maybe love." I don't get the meaning, does it sound homophobic or what?

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • herrnenne

    No more lollipops for you!

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • WhiteDirty

    This guy is amazing so relaxing especially when your drunk. frozen orange juice and where do you go to my lovely best songs ever..............

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • aynil_moon

    darjeeling limited <3 [3]

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • yspyg

    Where Do You Go To My Lovely was the soundtrack to my summer a few years ago. It's so beautiful.

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • zahaara

    darjeeling limited <3 [2]

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Taltos1667

    Where Do You Go TO (My Lovely) has been in heavy rotation at my place since 1968. Great song, great album, great performer. More info available at http://www.petersarstedt.com/. Also, the peter Thompson referred to in the bio is a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario - more info here - http://www.peterthompson.ca/music.php

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • aLmOst_GolDeN_4

    hotel chevalier !

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • jessollous

    darjeeling limited <3

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • AnaAerophina

    What a charming voice this man has.

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sollinn

    where do you go to my lovely <3

    20 Jan 2010 Reply
  • falko-rock

    Where do you go to (my lovely) - What a nice song!

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Sunzy

    @davidgamboa, hahah! your friend is awesome. i did that once.great nickname for him.

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Sunzy

    love love love love!

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mugglymug

    Who is this guy and where has he been my whole life.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • davidgamboa

    A friend of mine listened to "Where do you to my lovely" on repeat for two weeks straight, and was known at his college as The Hotel Chevalier guy.

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • sammyenn

    Apparently Where Do You Go... was written about a woman who died in a hotel fire whom Sarstedt loved. Remind anyone of something Wes Anderson? Curious.

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • trailblazers

    ülkücümüsün lan sen

    3 May 2009 Reply
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