Peter Sarstedt was born in Delhi, India in 1941, as one of six siblings, to Albert and Coral who were civil servants in the British administration.
His family returned to the UK in 1954, settling in south London.
He started in show business playing tea-chest bass with brother Eden Kane‘s skiffle band.
In 1969 Peter recorded one of the ’60s most iconic records, Where Do You Go To (My Lovely), and sent a follow-up single, Frozen Orange Juice, into the Top 10.
But all was not well in his camp: he shunned celebrity and moved to Copenhagen, writing songs but with no interest in releasing and promoting them.
He eventually released more than a dozen albums but never repeated the success of his #1 hit.
Sarstedt retired from show business in 2010 because of ill health. From 2013 he lived in a retirement home in Sussex, England. He had progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), diagnosed in 2015, but originally misdiagnosed as dementia in 2013.
He died on 8 January 2017 at the age of 75.