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|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Peter Allen Woolnough, 10 February 1944, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, d. 18 June 1992, San Diego, California, USA. A popular singer, dancer, and the composer of several memorable songs during the 70s and 80s. Allen was singing and playing in what became his frenetic and extrovert trademark manner in local pubs while in his mid-teens. After moving to Sydney in 1959, he formed the Allen Brothers with Chris Bell, and they became popular for a time on Australian television. Allens big break came in June 1964 when he was part of a trio appearing in the Starlight Room at the Hong Kong Hilton. He was spotted by Mark Herron, the future husband of Judy Garland, and Garland herself was so impressed that she invited the trio to support her in concerts around the world. Allen married Garlands daughter, Liza Minnelli in 1967, but they were divorced three years later. He subsequently developed a highly individual cabaret act, as well as composing songs...