Gordon Waller

By | Dec 29, 2009

Gordon Waller may not be a well known name. That is unless you are a fan on music of the 1960s and the British invasion into the United States. Gordon Waller was the Gordon of the duo Peter and Gordon. Gordon Waller died in 2009 on July 17th.

Peter Asher and Gordon Waller came together in 1963 and released their first, and biggest hit, A World Without Love in 1964. The song was written by Paul McCartney and credited as a Lennon/McCartney song. McCartney was dating Jane Asher, Peter’s sister. A World Without Love knocked the Beatles She Loves You from the top of the UK Charts in April 1964.

Peter and Gordon recorded a number of songs written by McCartney (Lennon/McCartney) along with A World Without Love there is Nobody I Know, I Don’t Want To See You Again, and Woman.

Woman is credited to Bernard Webb since McCartney wanted to see if he could have a hit song even without his name attached to it. The song reached number 14 in the US and number 28 on the British charts. Peter and Gordon also recorded the John Lennon penned Lennon/McCartney song, If I Fell.

The duo stopped recording in 1968. Gordon Waller released a solo album titled And Gordon.

In 2005, Peter & Gordon reunited to perform at a benefit for a hospitalized Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five, and they continued to perform occasionally together. They had a couple of scheduled performances booked when Waller died. Gordon Waller was born on June 4, 1945.


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