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Pop Music Legend
- Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014
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The Dakota welcomes timeless producer, writer and musician Peter Asher for his famous Memoir Shows where Peter regales the assembled with tales from his storied career in the music business and plays tunes from Peter and Gordon. But this time you’ll be left marveling at all that Peter has in the works right now! He’s been working on a musical with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, won a Grammy for Love Has Come For You, produced the PBS feature with Edie Brickell and Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, and produced the Beatles tribute album from Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road with guests Miguel, Hunter Hayes and John Grant. Not only that, at the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame awards, Peter inducted the artist managers Andrew Oldham, Rolling Stones and Brian Epstein, Beatles (and interestingly, also inducted this year was Linda Ronstadt, produced by Peter Asher).
Then the next day after his shows, The Dakota welcomes The Webb Sisters, managed by Peter Asher. The most pertinent question may be what has Peter Asher NOT been doing. The Dakota looks forward to these shows with Peter Asher.
About Peter Asher
Multiple GRAMMY winners Peter Asher and Albert Lee combine their talents for an acoustic evening of songs and stories. As one half of Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher’s voice “literally soared through Carnegie Hall” (Fox News), while Albert Lee has been called “the ultimate virtuoso” by Eric Clapton. Influenced from their earliest days as musicians and performers by great American artists like Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers, Peter Asher and Albert Lee bring those influences to the fore in their first series of shows together as an acoustic duo.
Albert Lee began his career as a touring musician in the early sixties, and soon catapulted onto the stage with the likes of Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Emmylou Harris. A 25 year run as Music Director of his beloved Everly Brothers coincided with studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr (“The Concert for George”). Even with all this, he found the time for over 10 solo and band albums under his own monniker. His numerous studio sessions have led to 4 Grammy Awards nominations and two awards.
We came to know Peter Asher via 10 Top 40 hits with Peter & Gordon, whose debut “A World Without Love” topped the charts in the U.S., U.K., and over 30 other countries . His days as A & R Director for the Beatles’ Apple Records made history, and he became a legend as Producer and Manager of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. He remains the only Artist Manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two Grammy Awards for “Producer of the Year”.
Theirs is a history of song, and these duo shows will reflect that history. From the Peter & Gordon catalog, Peter Asher and Albert Lee will harmonize on “World Without Love”, I Go To Pieces”, and more. From Albert Lee’s back pages, expect the Jimmy Webb penned title track from his new acoustic album, “The Highwayman”, Glenn Campbell’s ” A Better Place”, and the Jimmy Jones/Otis Blackwell classic “Handy Man”. Inspirations to both artists such as the Everly Brothers provide “Crying in the Rain” and “Bye Bye Love”, while from Buddy Holly comes ” Well, All Right”. As Peter & Albert tell us stories of the travels that brought them to so many of the intersections of music history, the two legends bring these timeless songs to life.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“…as Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories… he conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone.” – Stephen Holden, Rolling Stone
“…the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered.” –Wall Street Journal
“An all-around charming and delightful fellow — he reminisces about his whole career and it is highly entertaining” – Steve Martin
“Everybody should go and see it — I’ve seen it myself twice” – Linda Ronstadt
“Peter has finally put his storied career into a one man show… all the inside stories of so many important events of rock history” – Showbiz 411
“I loved this show. Peter lived history.” – Capitol FM
“Asher sprinkled magical mystery dust over a full house of mesmerized baby boomers” –Minneapolis Star Tribune
“He has turned down all offers to write his memoirs. He’d rather sing them.” – New York Daily News