Clive Sarstedt

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Clive Sarstedt born Clive Robin Sarstedt (21 January 1944) he is an India-born British pop music singer and instrumentalist.

Early life[edit]

Born in Ajmer, Rajastan in Northern India[1] to parents who were British civil servants, he is the youngest brother of Peter and Eden Kane/Richard Sarstedt and has recorded on Sarstedt Brothers records.


Sarstedt has appeared on many, many live music shows including Top of The Pops.

He initially recorded under the names Wes Sands[2] (recorded by his manager, Joe Meek), and Clive Sands.[3] He joined The Deejays in Sweden in 1966 and 1967. They had two big hits on "Tio i Topp" in Sweden: "Dum Dum (Marble Breaks And Iron Bends)" and "Baby Talk". He finally had a hit in 1976, with a cover version of the Hoagy Carmichael penned song, My Resistance Is Low, using his middle name and billed as Robin Sarstedt.[4] It reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Without tangible other chart success, he remains a British one-hit wonder. In the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) however he hit the charts later in 1976 with his cover version of "Let's Fall in Love", a song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler and published in 1933.

Musical activity from 1996 onwards can be found here –

Personal life[edit]

As of 2008, he is living in Los Pinos near Bédar, a village in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Certainly in 2009 he was a regular on Mojacar Playa during the summer season, most people unaware of who they were watching.

Album discography[edit]

  • Clive Sarstedt – 1970 – RCA Records[6]
  • Freeway Getaway – 1971 – RCA[6]
  • In a Dream – 1971 – RCA[6]
  • The Strange Case of Bernie's Collapsing Drumkit – Clive Sarstedt's Workshop 1997 – Backlash Records

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clive Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. ^ Wes Sands at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. ^ Clive Sands at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  4. ^ Songs for Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 482. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ a b c Discography for Clive Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic