Petula Clark tells that she turned down Elvis' Advances
March 30, 2013 - 8:01:20 PM
Petula recalled how he introduced her and Karen to the crowd, then invited them back to his dressing room. 'Elvis was drop-dead gorgeous, and he was clearly quite impressed with us too. We might have been the two biggest female stars in the world at that time, and it was pretty obvious he had plans for us.
It was flattering but I shuffled out, dragging Karen behind me, saying we had other things to do.
He was very amused by that. It was probably the first time anyone had ever turned him down'.
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