In Memory of Peter Sarstedt and the Beautiful People of the 1960s

1969 . . .  the cusp of a new Golden Age . . .  the era of ‘free love’, the Flower children, and Where Do You Go To My Lovely.

By RAY CONNOLLY

Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon
(Includes one of the most unforgettable hit songs of the 1960s)

PETER SARSTEDT, defined by one classic song released in 1969; he died a few weeks ago at the age of 75.

Many popular songs catch the feeling of the time. That’s why they become popular. But few songs are able to freeze that moment to the extent that nearly half a century after we first heard it we can sing along to the lyrics.

That was what Peter Sarstedt, who died on 8 January, aged 75, achieved with his No 1 smash Where Do You Go To (My Lovely). And what a song! Sounding unlike anything else that was around in 1969, it topped the charts all over Europe and in Australia, and was a hit even in Japan. (more…)