Peter Asher

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Peter Asher

English guitarist, singer, manager and record producer add

Category: Music

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (58%), United Kingdom (33%), Jamaica (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Paul McCartney, James Taylor, John Dunbar (artist)

Linked to: King's College London, The Longest Cocktail Party, Westminster School, Columbia Records




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Peter Asher was born in 1944 add something


Jane Asher was, in the mid 1960s, the girlfriend of Paul McCartney add something


He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on to a successful career as a record producer add something


Millie (singer) - She had a brief relationship with Peter Asher of the 1960s duo Peter & Gordon


In 1962, they began working formally as Peter and Gordon add something


Their biggest hit was the 1964 Paul McCartney song "A World Without Love" add something


In 1965, he was best man when singer Marianne Faithfull married John Dunbar in Cambridge add something


After Peter & Gordon disbanded in 1968, Asher took charge of the A&R department at the Beatles' Apple Records label, where he signed a then-unknown James Taylor and agreed to produce the singer-songwriter's debut solo album add something


Asher played a role in shaping the Californian rock sound prominent during the 1970s, producing records for Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Andrew Gold and Bonnie Raitt add something


In the early 1970s Asher managed the country rock band, "Country", which recorded for Atlantic Records through its subsidiary Clean Records, featuring Michael Fondiler and Tom Snow, who has since become a songwriter add something


In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York " 'Beatlefest' " and played a few other dates add something


In the 1980s, Asher worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs add something


Waddy Wachtel - In 1980, he wrote, recorded and sang lead vocals on an album for producer Peter Asher with members of Linda Ronstadt's band, including musicians Don Grolnick, Dan Dugmore, and Rick Marotta


Ringo Starr - In 1992, Starr released his first studio album in nine years, "Time Takes Time", which was produced by Phil Ramone, Don Was, Lynne and Peter Asher and featured guest appearances by various stars including Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson


In February 1995, Asher was named Senior Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment add something


During 2005 and 2006, Peter and Gordon reformed for occasional concerts add something


In January 2005 he was named President, the position he held until September 2006, when he resigned add something


Asher reunited with James Taylor as the producer of the "Live at the Troubadour" reunion album recorded in 2007, with Carole King and Taylor's original band add something


In 2007 Asher joined forces with his friend Simon Renshaw at the company Simon founded, Strategic Artist Management add something


However, Waller died in 2009 and in its obituary, "The Times" observed that "Waller was thought more handsome than the slightly nerdish looking Asher" add something


Performed and filmed in front of a live audience the Buddy Holly tribute concert aired as PBS Pledge Special in December 2011 and May and June, 2012 add something


The Special received the highest 2012 Silver Telly award in the Category of TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces add something


Asher was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the British music industry add something


August 07, 2016 He currently resides in Venice, California add something


In May 2017, Asher debuted a weekly, hour-long series on the brand-new Sirius XM station for The Beatles called From Me To You. add something


As of 2018, he tours alongside Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy in a new duo entitled Peter and Jeremy, where they perform hits from both of their of respective catalogs add something