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.

Career[edit]

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 – http://www.guitardaddy.co.uk/clivesarstedt.htm

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]

References[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