Peter Sarstedt, English singer-songwriter, Died at 75


Peter Eardley Sarstedt was born on December 10, 1941, and died on January 8, 2017.

He was briefly billed early in his career as Peter Lincoln.

He was an English singer, instrumentalist, and award-winning songwriter.

Sarstedt was the brother of musicians Eden Kane and Clive “Robin” Sarstedt.

Even though his music was classified as pop, it generally encompassed ballads derived from traditional folk music rather than traditional rock and roll.

Sarstedt was best known for writing and performing the single “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?”, set to a European style faux-waltz tune, which topped the UK Singles Chart in 1969 and won the Ivor Novello Award along with “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.

He was a one-hit wonder, despite having released numerous successful albums and singles beginning from the late 1960s and releasing two singles a year from 1967 until 1987, with the popular track “Frozen Orange Juice” and the novelty song “Take off Your Clothes” entering the top ten.

He continued to tour throughout the 80s, 90s and 2000s, mainly in 1960s revival-type shows, until his retirement in 2010 due to ill health.

He was married to Jill Wall.

Since 2013, Sarstedt resided in a retirement home in Sussex, England.

Sarstedt had progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), diagnosed in 2015 but originally diagnosed as dementia in 2013.

Peter Sarstedt passed away at 75 years old.