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Peter Asher: 50th Anniversary Of The Musical British Invasion

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This is the 50th anniversary of the musical British Invasion. Dozens of artists that changed rock-and-roll forever...among them, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Hollies, The Zombies…and these guys…

Peter Asher with the late Gordon Waller, known as Peter and Gordon. Peter will be performing with a bunch of his British Invasion buddies at the Saban Theater on September 19th.

Fun facts about Peter Asher: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. 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 manager and record producer.

2) In 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. For a time, Asher also managed James Taylor's sister Kate Taylor. When she decided to leave the business, she recommended him to Linda Ronstadt at which point Asher became Ronstadt's manager. 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.

3)The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood was opened on 23 September 1973 by Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler along with original partners David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher. 

4) In 2011 Asher was the executive producer of the Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation album and also 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.

Peter, along with British Invasion stars like Chad and Jeremy, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Denny Laine and Billy J. Kramer are all on stage performing on September 19th at the Saban Theater.
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