Clive Sarstedt

Clive Sarstedt
Birth name Clive Robin Sarstedt
Also known as
  • Wes Sands
  • Robin Sarstedt
Born (1944-01-21) January 21, 1944
Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Origin Croydon, London, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 1959-present
Labels RCA Victor
Associated acts

Clive Robin Sarstedt (born 21 January 1944) is an Northern India-born British pop music singer and instrumentalist, and the younger brother of musicians Eden Kane and Peter Sarstedt

Early life

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan in Northern India[1] to parents who were British civil servants, he is the youngest brother of Peter and Eden Kane/Richard Sarstedt and has recorded on Sarstedt Brothers records.


Sarstedt has appeared on many, many live music shows including Top of The Pops.

He initially recorded under the names Wes Sands[2] (recorded by his manager, Joe Meek), and Clive Sands.[3] He joined The Deejays in Sweden in 1966 and 1967. They had two big hits on "Tio i Topp" in Sweden: "Dum Dum (Marble Breaks And Iron Bends)" and "Baby Talk". He finally had a hit in 1976, with a cover version of the Hoagy Carmichael penned song, My Resistance Is Low, using his middle name and billed as Robin Sarstedt.[4] It reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Without tangible other chart success, he remains a British one-hit wonder. In the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) however he hit the charts later in 1976 with his cover version of "Let's Fall in Love", a song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler and published in 1933.

Musical activity from 1996 onwards can be found here –

Personal life

As of 2008, he is living in Los Pinos near Bédar, a village in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

In July 2016 he is in his 14th year playing at Tito's on the Mojacar Playa, Almeria, Spain where, together with Maurice Casanova, he is a star attraction pulling in packed audiences every Sunday afternoon.

Album discography

See also


  1. Clive Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. Wes Sands at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. Clive Sands at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  4. Songs for Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  5. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 482. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. 1 2 3 Discography for Clive Robin Sarstedt at AllMusic
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