Monday, November 28, 2016

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.

Sadly, Gordon Waller suffered a massive heart attack and passed away July 17, 2009 at his home in Connecticut.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Peter and Gordon in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A World Without Love or Woman. I'll play the winner on next week's show.