Clive Sarstedt

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Clive Sarstedt (born Clive Robin Sarstedt, 21 January 1944, Ajmer, Rajastan, Northern India[1]) is a British pop music singer and instrumentalist. Sarstedt appeared on many many music live 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 1966/1967. 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 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.

Personal life[edit]

He is the youngest brother of Peter and Eden Kane/Richard Sarstedt and has recorded on Sarstedt Brothers records.


Musical activity from 1996 onwards can be found here –

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