Friday, July 17, 2009

Gordon Waller, 1945-2009. R.I.P.

Gordon Waller, one half of the 1960s British pop duo Peter & Gordon, died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 64 years old.

Peter and Gordon had a string of hits in the mid-1960s all of which were written by Paul McCartney with the exception of "I Go To Pieces" which was penned by Del Shannon. At the time, McCartney was dating Peter Asher's sister, Jane. Peter and Gordon's biggest hit was "A World Without Love." However, my favorite P & G song is "Woman." This song was written by McCartney but was credited to one of his aliases, Bernard Webb.

Beginning in 2005, after not performing together for nearly thirty years, Peter and Gordon reunited for a series of concerts on the oldies circuit as well as playing some Beatles conventions.

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