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Old Jul 17, 2009, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Gordon Waller Has Passed Away.....

Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon has passed away. He died of cardiac arrest sometime after 8pm on July 16 in Connecticut. He was 64......
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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This is sad news indeed....
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Old Jul 17, 2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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How sad! I just read a review of a Peter and Gordon show in the latest issue of Beatlefan. There is a picture of the 2 of them and Gordon didn't look to be in the best of health. RIP.
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Damn shame.

There is this same thread in HT&E.
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Old Jul 18, 2009, 07:32 AM   #5
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So sad to hear that. I was pleased to see them at fest and they were always one of my favorites.I loved the music sorry to hear it.
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Old Jul 18, 2009, 08:30 AM   #6
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Default Gordon Waller of Peter & Gordon Fame Dies

Gordon Waller of Peter & Gordon Fame Dies

by Paul Cashmere

July 18, 2009

http://www.undercover.com.au/News-St...rdon_Fame_Dies


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Gordon Waller, who together with Peter Asher was the other half of 60’s pop duo Peter & Gordon, has died at the age of 64.


At statement posted at his MySpace page says, “We are deeply saddened to report that some time after 8 p.m. last night East Coast time, Gordon Waller went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the emergency room. Despite intensive efforts on his behalf by hospital personnel, Gordon passed away early this morning. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers”.

Peter & Gordon had a string of hits in the 60s written by Paul McCartney. McCartney was dating Peter’s sister Jane Asher at the time. He wrote the Peter & Gordon classics ‘A World Without Love’, “Nobody I Know’, ‘I Don’t Want To See You Again’ and ‘Woman’.

Their last lot of hits was in 1967 when they made charts worldwide with ‘Lady Godiva’, ‘Knight In Rusty Armour’ and ‘Sunday For Tea’.

After Peter & Gordon broke up, Peter took at job in A&R at Apple Records. He has managed Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Cher and Diana Ross.

Waller had little success as a solo artist. He released one album and then went into theatre production. In 2007 he released a Beatles covers record which included a new version of ‘Woman’.

Peter & Gordon got back together form performances in 2005. They last performed together in 2008. When they reformed Paul McCartney said "What the world needs now is Peter and Gordon to sing their songs and remind us all of the fab years they are from. "I'm very glad to hear that they have got together after these many moons and are going to help to make a world without love into a love-filled planet."

Gordon Waller died in hospital near his home in Connecticut.
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I'm sorry to hear that. That's really too bad :(
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Very very sad... there's been way too many deaths lately.
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Sad news.

Peter Asher's statement:

Gordon played such a significant role in my life that losing him is hard to comprehend – let alone to tolerate.

He was my best friend at school almost half a century ago. He was not only my musical partner but played a key role in my conversion from only a snooty jazz fan to a true rock and roll believer as well. Without Gordon I would never have begun my career in the music business in the first place. Our professional years together in the sixties constitute a major part of my life and I have always treasured them.

We remained good friends (unusual for a duo!) even while we were pursuing entirely separate professional paths and I was so delighted that after a hiatus of almost forty years we ended up singing and performing together again more recently for the sheer exhilarating fun of it. We had a terrific time doing so.

Gordon remains one of my very favourite singers of all time and I am still so proud of the work that we did together. I am just a harmony guy and Gordon was the heart and soul of our duo.

I shall miss him in so many different ways. The idea that I shall never get to sing those songs with him again, that I shall never again be able to get annoyed when he interrupts me on stage or to laugh at his unpredictable sense of humour or even to admire his newest model train or his latest gardening effort is an unthinkable change in my life with which I have not even begun to come to terms.
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I loved P&G and this is very sad news to me.
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