Petula Clark has revealed she turned down Elvis' advances when the King of Rock 'n' Roll made a pass at her and Karen Carpenter in Las Vegas. Petula said of Elvis: 'I wouldn't say we were friends, although we did meet a few times. I think he wanted to be more than friends. Well, I know he did. 'He was doing his big comeback in Vegas, so this was late 60s. I was playing Vegas too but had a night off when my friend Karen Carpenter came to see me. We planned this big girly night out and went to see Elvis' show'.
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'.