Petula Clark, Jo Wood

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Petula Clark performs live in the Woman's Hour studio and Jenni Murray talks to Jo Wood about life on tour with the Rolling Stones. We hear about a project to improve women's health in the rural Indian state of Bihar. And is the current vogue for craft skills and cooking sending women back to the 50s or should we celebrate sewing and creativity in the kitchen ? Jessica Mann and Tessa Evelegh discuss.

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Thu 28 Feb 2013 10:00

Petula Clark

Petula Clark has been a star all her life. She started singing at seven, made her radio debut at nine, appeared at the Royal Albert Hall at 11, and has sold over 68 million records. Now in her 80s, she is back with a new album, Lost In You. Petula sings live in the studio.



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Jo Wood

For 20 years Jo Wood worked as Ronnie’s PA on all the Rolling Stones’ tours. She talks about the highs and lows of their relationship, the drugs, the tours, the very public breakdown of her marriage and how she moved on to become a businesswoman.
Hey Jo, A Rock and Roll Fairytale, by Jo Wood, published by Harper Collins.

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