Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Peter and Gordon; double post - two records: Best of, and True Love Ways

Hits for the this "duo included "I Go to Pieces" (US No.7, but not a hit in the UK), written by Del Shannon - and given to Peter and Gordon after the two acts toured together, and remakes of Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways" (US No.14 and UK No.2 in 1965), and The Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is To Love Him", re-titled "To Know You Is To Love You" (US No.24 and UK No.5 in 1965).  Peter and Gordon had their last hit in Britain in late-1966 ("Lady Godiva") which reached No.16 there (No.6 in the US), whilst their success lasted into 1967 in the US (with "Knight In Rusty Armour", and "Sunday for Tea" both registering in the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 that year).   Peter Asher subsequently became head of A&R for Apple Records.  He continued his career as a recording executive in California, where he managed and produced Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor throughout the 1970s and 1980s.  Asher also produced recordings for Cher10,000 Maniacs, and Diana Ross...."

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