British-Indian singer and songwriter Peter Sarstedt died on Sunday. He was 75. His family said the musician was suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy for the past six years, reported BBC.
He received the Ivor Novello award for his song Where Do You Go To My Lovely in 1969. The song topped the charts in the UK and many other countries the same year. It was later used in Wes Anderson’s Hotel Chevalier and Darjeeling Express. His other popular songs include include Beirut, Take Off Your Clothes and Frozen Orange Juice, which were also among the top 10 singles in the UK in 1969. His 14th and last album, Restless Heart, was released in 2013.
Sarstedt, who was in India between 1941 and 1954, went to Victoria Boys’ School in Kurseong, West Bengal. He moved with his family to the UK in 1954. While his parents worked in a tea plantation in India, his two brothers were also involved in music.