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Petula Clark's 1965 UK and US #1 hit "Downtown" exists in a number of different language versions, as per the habit of the time.

Clark, who had been playing to her French speaking fans in small venues in Quebec when "Downtown" entered the US charts, swiftly cut non-English versions of the song for the markets in France, Italy and Germany; the absence in each region's language of a two-syllable equivalent of "downtown" necessitated a radical lyric recasting for the versions aimed at France ("Dans le temps"), Italy ("Ciao Ciao") and Spain ("Chao Chao").

The title and lyric "Downtown" was retained for an otherwise German version which was the most successful foreign language version reaching #1 in Germany in March 1965.

Definitely one of the British singers who are better at singing in German; a lot smoother than the Beatles, for sure. Someone paid attention during their language classes.


Petula Clark - Down Town deutsch - MyVideo
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The food pans and trays commonly seen in professional kitchens and restaurants are standardised after the so-called "Gastronorm" standard ISO EN 631-1. Sizes are commonly given in fractions of the GN 1/1 container, which is 530x325mm. The standard was established by the Swiss Hotelier Association in 1964 and spread throughout the world from Switzerland.




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