In 1969, a song by Peter Sarstedt called "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?" swept the European pop charts. I was in Germany at the time. The song was beautiful. It was everywhere. He had a pleasant style, a gentle voice. I bought the album. It was melodic, eclectic, witty and oddly enough, called "Peter Sarstedt".
He released a single in 1970 called, "Frozen Orange Juice". I first heard it on the jukebox at the Sole d'Oro Pizzeria in Lahr Germany. I played the song incessantly and burned it into my brain, but I couldn't find the album. It remains one of my favourite songs of all time.
I found his second album, "As Though It Were A Movie", after I returned to Canada. It was another fine album, full of good songs with nice melodies and fitting arrangements, but it didn't have "...Orange Juice" on it.
In 1973, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles released an album called "Flo & Eddie" which included a Peter Sarstedt song called, "You're a Lady". Apparently around 1976, he released an album called "Tall Tree". I don't know... I've never seen it.
In 1982, I found an album called "Update" and it had a bunch of his songs from previous albums, including the elusive "F.O.J". I bought the vinyl *and* a cassette. There are now also several "Greatest Hits" packages available on CD.
Now that we are well into the 21st century, I thought it appropriate to update at least some of this info. That was done.
Then the server crashed....
I lost the updated discography and correspondence from Peter and some email messages from some other very nice people. Life goes on....
Also of note... Peter has re-launched his official site.