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Petula Clark stunned her ‘Downtown’ played by Nashville bomber just before detonation


#Famed #British singer #Petula #Clark said she feels “shock and disbelief” that her timeless hit “Downtown” was played by the #Nashville bomber just before his RV exploded on #Christmas day.

“I feel the need to express my shock and disbelief at the #Christmas #Day explosion in our beloved #Music #City. I love #Nashville and its people. #Why this violent act — leaving behind it such devastation?” #Clark wrote on her #Facebook page on #Tuesday.

“A few hours later — I was told that the music in the background of that strange announcement — was me — singing “Downtown”! #Of all the thousands of songs — why this one?”

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#Suicide bomber #Anthony #Quinn #Warner, a 63-year-old IT worker from nearby #Antioch, #Tennessee, died in the blast that injured several people and damaged dozens of buildings in #Nashville’s historic downtown district.

#Warner’s RV blared a warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes and then switched to a recording of #Clark’s famed 1964 tune “Downtown” before the blast.

#Petula #Clark performs in #Geneva on #Nov. 15, 2014.#Lionel #Flusin / #Gamma-Rapho via #Getty #Images file

#Clark said that song should be associated with joy and celebration.

“#Of course, the opening lyric is ‘#When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go #Downtown,’” she wrote. “#But millions of people all over the world have been uplifted by this joyful song. #Perhaps you can read something else into these words — depending on your state of mind. #It’s possible.”

#She voiced her support for #Nashville and used an old #British catch phrase for keeping calm under pressure.

“I would like to wrap my arms around #Nashville — give you all a hug — and wish you #Love, a #Happy and #Healthy #New #Year — and, as we sometimes say in the U.K., steady the #Buffs! (#Look it up!),” the 88-year-old #Clark wrote.

#Clark won a 1964 #Grammy for #Best #Rock & #Roll #Recording with “#Downtown.” The song peaked at #No. 1 on the #Billboard #Hot 100 #Chart on #Jan. 23, 1965.

#Matteo #Moschella contributed.





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