The song about a fictional girl named Marie-Claire, who rises
from the back streets of Naples to join the European jet-set,
spent four weeks at No 1 in the British charts in 1969 and won
the Ivor Novello award for best song composition.
Sarstedt, who retired from show business in 2010 because of ill
health, released more than a dozen albums but never repeated the
success of his No 1 hit.
He died after a six-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear
Palsy, a rare neurological condition, the BBC reported.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by David Goodman)
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