Monday, July 17, 2006

Peter and Gordon

Peter and Gordon, the British pop duo, were Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They stormed the charts during the British Invasion. Peter was from London, and Gordon hailed from Braemar, Scotland. Together they created hit songs filled with great harmonies and excellent production and arrangements. They recorded songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, some of which were cover recordings, while others were written for them.

In the three years that they maintained chart prominence, they scored an impressive fourteen songs on the Billboard Top 100, eight of which were Top 20. Interestingly, their very first North American single, A World Without Love, reached No. 1.

After they split up, Peter Asher went on to continued success, this time as a producer and artist manager, and worked with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and 10,000 Maniacs.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights two Peter and Gordon songs for your votes: A World Without Love and Nobody I Know. Incidentally, these were their first two hit songs.

Come to Treasure Island Oldies and click on the song you prefer and would like to hear. The one with the most votes will get played in the third hour of this week's show.