Crispian St. Peters
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s oldies pop classic rock male vocalists british invasion|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Robin Peter Smith, 5 April 1939, Swanley, Kent, England. Originally a member of UK pop acts the Beat Formula Three and Peter And The Wolves, Smith was plucked from obscurity by manager Dave Nicolson, rechristened Crispian St. Peters and signed to a 10-year management and production contract. After two unsuccessful singles for Decca Records (At This Moment and No No No) Nicolson persuaded him to cover We Fives US hit You Were On My Mind, written by Sylvia Tyson. Although the single was almost buried in the pre-Christmas sales rush of 1965, it continued to sell into the New Year and took St. Peters into the UK Top 5. Under Nicolsons tutelage, the shy star was momentarily transformed into arrogance incarnate and astonished the conservative music press of the period by his suggestion that he had written 80 songs of better quality than those of the Beatles. Other stars were also waved aside as St. Peters announced that he...