Peter & Gordon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies british invasion classic rock rock british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Both the sons of doctors and former pupils of the prestigious English public school Westminster Boys, this privileged pair were signed by producer Norman Newell, following a residency at London’s Piccadilly CluPeter Asher (b. 2 June 1944, London, England) and Gordon Waller (b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland), had a crucial advantage over their contemporaries - the priceless patronage of Paul McCartney, who was then dating Peter’s sister, Jane. The perfectly enunciated ‘A World Without Love’ quickly became a transatlantic chart topper and two more 1964 McCartney compositions, ‘Nobody I Know’ and ‘I Don’t Want To See You Again’, brought further success. The Beatles connection was again evident on ‘Woman’, which McCartney composed under the pseudonym Bernard Webb. In the meantime, the duo had switched to successful revivals of 50s material, including Buddy Holly’s ‘True Love Ways’ and the...

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