100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: ‘I Know A Place’- Petula Clark. ‘I Know A Place’ was the follow up single to her #1 smash ‘Downtown’- and it nearly did as well- peaking at #3 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is similar in structure and subject matter- but with more rock and roll beat. Why mess with a winning formula. From this point on Clark’s singles would be more successful in the UK than in her native UK. There is a reference in the song- which was written by her producer Tony Hatch of- ‘a cellar full of noise’- which Beatles maniacs will recognize as-the title of Beatles manager Brian Epstein’s autobiography. Petula Clark won a Grammy Award in 1965 for Best Contemporary Rock and Roll Vocal Performance-Female.
Single: ‘I Know A Place’- Petula Clark/ Written by Tony Hatch/ Record Company- Warner Bros/ Time: 2:39/ Produced by Tony Hatch/ Recorded 1965- Released March 1965/ Peaked at #3 in US Billboard Hot 100- #17 in UK Singles Chart.