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Peter Asher (born 22 June 1944) is an English guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on to a successful career as a record producer. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 1970s and beyond 3 Personal life 4 Awards and recognition 4.1 Grammy awards 5 Discography 5.1 As performer 5.2 As producer 5.3 As executive producer 6 Quotation 7 References 8 External links [edit] Early lifeAsher was born at the Central Middlesex Hospital. When he was eight years old, he began working as a child actor and appeared in the film, The Planter's Wife, and the stage play Isn't Life Wonderful. He also appeared in the ITV series, The Adventures of Robin Hood. While attending the independent Westminster School as a day boy, he first met fellow pupil Gordon Waller (1945–2009), and they began playing and singing together as a duo in coffee bars. In 1962, they began working formally as Peter and Gordon.[2] Their biggest hit was the 1964 Paul McCartney song A World Without Love. Asher later read philosophy at King's College London.[3] Asher is the son of Dr Richard and Margaret Asher, and the older brother of actress and businesswoman, Jane Asher, and radio actress, Clare Asher. Jane Asher was, in the mid 1960s, the girlfriend of Paul McCartney. Through this connection, Asher and Waller were often given unrecorded Lennon-McCartney songs to perform. In 1965, he was best man when singer Marianne Faithfull married John Dunbar in Cambridge.[4] 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. The album was not a success, but Asher was so convinced that Taylor held great potential that he resigned his post at Apple to move to the United States and work as Taylor's manager. He also produced a number of Taylor's recordings from 1970–1985, including Sweet Baby James, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, JT and Flag. In 1969, Asher was asked by George Harrison to look up an American band called Raven while he was in New York City (The Longest Cocktail Party, pg. 119). He offered Raven an Apple Records recording contract in the kitchen of Steve Paul's Scene but the group turned it down and instead signed with Columbia Records.[5] [edit] 1970s and beyondIn the early 1970s Asher also 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. Asher achieved his greatest success producing a long string of multi-platinum albums for James Taylor, including Sweet Baby James, JT and Flag, and for Linda Ronstadt, including Heart Like A Wheel, Simple Dreams, Living In The USA, What's New, Canciones De Mi Padre and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood was opened on 23 September 1973 along with Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler along with original partners David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher. Asher also 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. In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York 'Beatlefest' and played a few other dates.[6] In the 1980s, Asher also worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs. In February 1995, Asher was named Senior Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment. At the beginning of 2002, Asher left Sony and returned full time to the management of artists’ careers as co-President of Sanctuary Artist Management. In January 2005 he was named President, the position he held until September 2006, when he resigned. In 2007 Asher joined forces with his friend Simon Renshaw (who manages the Dixie Chicks) at the company Simon founded, Strategic Artist Management. Strategic has grown into a dominant force in the entertainment industry, now managing artists in many fields of endeavour beyond just music - one of Asher’s clients is Pamela Anderson. Asher also 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. During 2005 and 2006, Peter and Gordon reformed for occasional concerts. However, Waller died in 2009 and in its obituary, The Times observed that "Waller was thought more handsome than the slightly nerdish looking Asher".[7] Asher had been quoted as saying that actor Mike Myers has said he had patterned his Austin Powers character after Asher's appearance,[8] although Elizabeth Hurley, who co-starred in Austin Powers, claimed that the original model was broadcaster Simon Dee,[9] (who, in appearance, looked much less like Powers than Asher). In 2011 Asher was the Executive Producer of the Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation album and Music Supervisor, Producer and Co-host of the Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party PBS Pledge Special. 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. The Special received the highest 2012 Silver Telly Award in the Category of TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces.[10] [edit] Personal lifePeter had a short-lived relationship with black singer Millie Small, also known as Millie, who sang "My Boy Lollipop".[4] Peter's daughter, Victoria Asher, is the keytarist in the American synthpop/pop punk band Cobra Starship. [edit] Awards and recognition[edit] Grammy awards1977 — Producer of The Year, Non-Classical (Simple Dreams, J T) 1989 — Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical (Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind) 2002 — Best Spoken Comedy Album (Live 2002 (Robin Williams)) [edit] Discography This section requires expansion. (October 2009) [edit] As performerAll releases by Peter and Gordon unless noted. Year Album 1964 In Touch With... 1964 Peter and Gordon 1964 World Without Love 1965 Hurtin' 'n' Lovin' 1965 I Don't Want to See You Again 1965 I Go To Pieces 1965 True Love Ways 1966 Best of Peter and Gordon 1966 Peter and Gordon Sing & Play the Hits of Nashville 1966 Somewhere 1966 Woman 1967 In London for Tea 1967 Knight In Rusty Armour 1967 Lady Godiva 1967 Hot Cold & Custard 1972 Gordon (Gordon Waller solo album) 1983 Best of Peter and Gordon 1983 Hits of Peter and Gordon 1991 Best of Peter and Gordon 2001 Ultimate Peter and Gordon 2003 Definitive Collection: Knights in Rusty Armour [edit] As producerYear Album Artist 1968 James Taylor James Taylor 1969 Barbara Keith Barbara Keith 1970 Jo Mama Jo Mama 1970 Sweet Baby James James Taylor 1971 Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon James Taylor 1971 Sister Kate Kate Taylor 1971 Tony Joe White Tony Joe White 1971 Bad Girl Songs Tony Kosinec 1972 One Man Dog James Taylor 1973 Don't Cry Now Linda Ronstadt 1974 Heart Like a Wheel Linda Ronstadt 1975 Prisoner in Disguise Linda Ronstadt 1975 Black Rose J.D. Souther 1976 Hasten Down the Wind Linda Ronstadt 1976 In the Pocket James Taylor 1976 Love Songs David Sanborn 1977 JT James Taylor 1977 Simple Dreams Linda Ronstadt 1978 Living in the USA Linda Ronstadt 1979 Flag James Taylor 1979 The Glow Bonnie Raitt 1980 Mad Love Linda Ronstadt 1981 Dad Loves His Work James Taylor 1982 Get Closer Linda Ronstadt 1983 Reelin' in the Years, Vol. 1 various artists 1983 What's New Linda Ronstadt 1984 Lush Life Linda Ronstadt 1984 Moonlighting (Original TV soundtrack) 1985 That's Why I'm Here James Taylor 1986 An American Tail (Original soundtrack) 1986 For Sentimental Reasons Linda Ronstadt 1987 Canciones De Mi Padre Linda Ronstadt 1987 Cher Cher 1987 In My Tribe 10,000 Maniacs 1987 Storytellers: Singers & Songwriters various artists 1988 The Land Before Time (Original soundtrack) 1989 Blind Man's Zoo 10,000 Maniacs 1989 Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind Linda Ronstadt 1989 Heart of Stone Cher 1989 You Happy Puppet 10,000 Maniacs 1990 Mermaids (Original soundtrack) 1991 Force Behind the Power Diana Ross 1991 Live in Rio James Taylor 1991 Love Hurts Cher 1991 Lovescape Neil Diamond 1991 Mambo Kings (Original soundtrack) 1991 Swept Julia Fordham 1991 Williams Brothers The Williams Brothers 1992 American Standard Mary's Danish 1992 Back to Basics Olivia Newton-John 1992 Christmas Album Neil Diamond 1992 Olivia Olivia Newton-John 1992 Time Takes Time Ringo Starr 1993 Made in America (Original soundtrack) 1993 Robin Zander Robin Zander 1993 Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building Neil Diamond 1994 Christmas Album, Vol. 2 Neil Diamond 1994 Randy Newman's Faust: Words & Music various artists 1995 Don't Ask Tina Arena 1995 EP Collection Peter & Gordon 1995 Faust Randy Newman 1996 It Takes Two various artists 1996 One Fine Day (Original soundtrack) 1996 Show Me Heaven Tina Arena 1997 Most Beautiful Soul Album on Earth various artists 1997 Superstar Christmas various artists 1997 Under These Rocks and Stones Chantal Kreviazuk 1998 Armageddon (Original soundtrack) 1998 As I Came of Age Sarah Brightman 1998 December Kenny Loggins 1998 Motown 40 Forever various artists 1999 All Time Greatest Movie Songs various artists 1999 Best Party Megamix in the World Ever various artists 1999 Collection Julia Fordham 1999 Runaway Bride (Original soundtrack) 1999 When the Going Gets Tough Boyzone 2000 Gift of Love Diana Ross 2000 More Songs from Pooh Corner Kenny Loggins 2000 Tigger Movie: Songs & Story various artists 2001 Everything I Am Anna Vissi 2001 Motown Anthology Diana Ross 2001 Three Chord Opera Neil Diamond 2001 Ultimate Peter and Gordon Peter & Gordon 2002 Capitol Records 1942–2002 various artists 2002 Everybody's Got a Story Amanda Marshall 2002 Freedom: A History of Us (Original soundtrack) 2002 Live 2002 Robin Williams 2002 Providence (Original TV soundtrack) 2002 Sweet Is the Melody Aselin Debison 2003 Best of the Definitive American Songbook, Vol. 2: I-Z various artists 2003 Cafeteria: Hear various artists 2003 Earth Rider — The Essential John Stewart 1964–1979 John Stewart 2003 Singers and Songwriters Christmas Songs various artists 2004 California Wilson Phillips 2004 Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings 10,000 Maniacs 2004 De-Lovely (Original soundtrack) 2004 Intermission Amanda Marshall 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Original soundtrack) 2004 Taking a Chance on Love Jane Monheit 2005 Live at Earls Court Morrissey 2005 Goodies, Vol. 1 various artists 2005 Souvenirs Tina Arena 2006 You're Only Lonely Raul Malo 2007 Siren Sasha and Shawna 2006 I Love You Diana Ross 2010 Live at the Troubadour Carole King and James Taylor 2011 Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party Various Artists - Producer and Host [edit] As executive producerYear Album Artist 1989 Harry's Cafe De Wheels Peter Blakeley 1999 Timbre Sophie B. 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