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Peter Asher

Peter AsherBorn: 22-Jun-1944
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician, Business

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Peter of Peter and Gordon

Peter Asher became popular in the mid-sixties as half of the duo Peter and Gordon, who were responsible for creating such radio-friendly ditties as World Without Love, in addition to resucitating material by 50's performers (Buddy Holly's True Love Ways, Del Shannon's I Go to Pieces). After the pair went their separate ways in 1968, Peter went on to head the A&R department at The Beatles' Apple label. He has since remained active as a producer, winning a production grammy in 1989 for Linda Ronstadt's Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl like the Wind, and is serving as vice president of Sony USA.

Father: Richard Asher (psychiatrist)
Mother: Margaret Augusta Eliot (b. 26-Feb-1914)
Sister: Jane Asher (actress, b. 5-Apr-1946)
Sister: Claire (schoolteacher)
Wife: Wendy Worth (m. 20-May-1983, one daughter)

    High School: Westminster School
    University: King's College London

    Peter and Gordon Guitarist/Vocalist (1963-68)
    Sony Vice President

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    Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop (1953)
    The Planter's Wife (16-Sep-1952)

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