Monday, July 23, 2007

Peter And Gordon - Voice Your Choice

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 Voice Your Choice, Treasure Island Oldies spotlights Peter and Gordon with their second and twelfth singles: Nobody I Know and Knight In Rusty Armour. Which song would you like me to play? Help make that decision; cast your vote for the song you prefer by coming to the Voice Your Choice page at the Treasure Island Oldies website and making your selection. I'll play the winning song in Hour 3 of next week's show.