“Prince, eat your heart out” haiku

Petula Clark, born Nov. 15, 1932

Happy birthday, Pet
Where will you celebrate it?
How about “Downtown”?

’60s sensation
You knew a place, really were
A sign of the times

But we never knew
You had a career before
Your radio hits

You were a big star
BBC variety
And the London stage

Big stir, ’68,
With Harry Belafonte
Touched him on TV!

Lots of TVs still
Were black and white, duets were
Another matter

But you stood your ground
Touching anti-war song aired
Another small step

Did some movies, too
Fred Astaire’s last dance partner
“Finian’s Rainbow”

Glad you’re still going
Living memories are the best
Till our chips run out

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