Monday, July 20, 2009
Peter & Gordon World Without Love - Gordon Has Passed On - British 60s Music Influence
Remember Peter & Gordon of A World Without Love fame? Gordon (Waller) of the British pop duo has passed on at 64. They had hits in the 1960s, including some written by Paul McCartney like, Nobody I Know, I Don't Want To See You Again and Woman.
Gordon Waller (right image) and Peter Asher, who met at the Westminster School in London, hit the top pop charts internationally with this particular McCartney special. He was dating Asher's sister, actress Jane Asher, while writing the song.
Altogether they had nine Top Forty hits in the USA, UK and internationally, between 1964-1968.
Waller's last appearance with Peter Asher was in Los Angeles in August, 2008, on the 40th anniversary of their final performance in the 60s. They sang to an audience of about 17,000, including many movie stars, at The Santa Monica Pier.
Practically all pop song enthusiasts in Singapore remember World Without Love, with poetry-like lyrics that mean so much to the man in the street, "Birds sing out of tune/And rain clouds hide the moon... The best 60s people are leaving this earth.
Reference: Peter & Gordon Websites.
Original article: Andy Lim.