Tag archives: Peter Clark

The Community Cornerstones We Lost in 2021…
By Montecito Journal   |   January 4, 2022

The arts, entertainment, sports, and philanthropic worlds were hit hard along the South Coast this year, losing the likes of philanthropist Lee Luria, musician Peter Clark, beloved polo club icon Charles Ward, and the Metropolitan Theatres’ owner Bruce Corwin. It was a tough year, but also a reflective one that allowed us all to appreciate […]

Quite the Sendoff
By Richard Mineards   |   September 28, 2021

Montecito music man Peter Clark, who moved to more heavenly pastures at 87, was remembered in suitable style by his widow Gloria Clark on what would have been their fifth wedding anniversary at the Montecito Club. The iconic English-born pianist rose to fame in the 1950s appearing on Australia’s Amateur Hour at 17 and appearing […]

Peter Clark: A Man That Always Chose to Give Back
By Denice Spangler Adams   |   September 14, 2021

Peter Clark always chose good, and “quietly” did good, never publicly sharing his many good deeds for others. The Montecito Journal’s society tribute to Peter was excellent, however I feel compelled as his decades’ long “jazz mom friend” to add to this exceptional man’s legacy from observations and what he shared over coffee near his […]

Remembering Peter Clark: An Incredible Musical Talent and Even Better Man
By Nick Masuda   |   August 31, 2021

Dingle is a quiet port town along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a little cove for some 2,050 people best known for its resident dolphin, Fungie. But on this particular night in 2005, it was another fun guy that captured the hearts of locals and the dozens of Santa Barbarans that had made the trek to […]

Guys and Ghouls
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Gloria Clark, wife of Aussie musician Peter Clark, hosted a Halloween-birthday bash at Tydes at the Coral Casino. The sunset soirée feted three locals who were celebrating birthdays – Condor Express owner Hiroko Benko, TV host Joyce Shaar and realtor Diana MacFarlane – with other guests including Arlene Larsen and Ginni Dreier. Magic Castle emcee […]

Ode to Our Town
By Richard Mineards   |   April 11, 2019

Aussie music maker Peter Clark has debuted his homage to our Eden by the Beach, 16 months after the Thomas Fire and devastating mudslides. Montecito-based Peter, whose songs have been recorded by Eartha Kitt, Jane Russell, and Don Ho, is currently producing 2013 Teen Star winner Mary-Grace Langhorne, whose first CD will debut next month. […]

All That Jazz
By Richard Mineards   |   September 13, 2018

Montecito music man Peter Clark has retired as president of the 23-year-old Santa Barbara Jazz Society to be replaced by local artist Natalie Wilson. Peter, 80, was accompanied by his glamorous wife, Gloria, when he made the announcement to 200 club members at SOhO, where the group holds its monthly concerts, with the Los Angeles-based […]

Wedding Reception
By Lynda Millner   |   November 9, 2017

More than 100 of Gloria and Peter Clark’s friends gathered at the University Club to celebrate their wedding, which took place a month before. As they said on the invitation, “Nobody Saw This One Coming!!” John J. Thyne III officiated with best man Barry DeVorzon and two matrons of honor, Jelinda DeVorzon and Nina Terzian. […]

Happy 80th
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2013

Gloria Clark, wife of Ozzie singer Peter Clark, threw a surprise birthday lunch bash at the University Club to mark the 20th anniversary of his 60th. Pianist Peter, who has a traveled the world performing and used to host an Australian TV music show in his 20s, also appeared in two videos, edited by C. […]