Peter and Gordon

They were a British pop duo which sprang up in the 1960s. They were Peter Asher and Gordon Wallace. Their first hit which shot them up to popularity status was ”A World Without Love”.

In the 1950s Peter and his sister, Jane became child actors. As a matter of interest is the fact that between 1963 and 1968 Peter’s sister Jane was dating a Beatle – Paul McCartney. When Peter and Gordon came together they sang some songs which were written by McCartney. Among these hits was ”A World Without Love”, ”Nobody I Know”, ”I Don’t Want to See You Again” and ”Woman”.

.Other hits for Peter and Gordon were ”I Go to Pieces” which was a song written by another rocker known as Del Shannon and they also did a remake of ”True Love Ways” which was a great Buddy Holly hit. They scored a final hit in 1966 in Britain which is still heard today on oldies rock stations ”Lady Godiva”. This song reached 16 on the charts in Britain and 6 in the U.S. They lasted until 1967.

Afterward, Peter Asher went to Apple Records and was head of A&R and wound up in California. There he was manager and producer to such rock greats as Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. It wasn’t until August of 2005 that Asher reunited with Gordon onstage at two tribute concerts in N.Y.C. They also performed together at Disney’s EPCOT in Florida in 2007 and 2008. Peter and Gordon also played at the commemoration concert on the 50th anniversary of the death of rock legends Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.

The last time Peter and Gordon appeared onstage together was in Las Vegas on July 1st and 2nd in 2009 and sadly Gordon Waller suffered a heart attack on July 17, 2009, and died at the age of 64. However, their rock lives on and Peter Asher keeps rocking.


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