Peter Asher

Peter Asher

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In the book: "Peter Asher - A Life In Music" (2023), Peter is quoted regarding Morrissey:

“When you’re someone who has the experience Peter has,” Sanctuary’s Merck Mercuriadis explained, “you also bring him in to work with projects that require his expertise.” The British singer Morrissey, signed to Sanctuary Records, was planning to record a live album at the close of 2004. “Morrissey admired Peter as much as I did,” said Mercuriadis, so he was tapped to produce the project, released the following year as Live at Earls Court. “All the vocals are completely live,” Peter stated, but there were a few musical fixes: “If there was a mistake, for example, you’d fix it with something from somewhere else,” as other shows from the tour were also recorded. Therefore, Peter and mixer Nathaniel Kunkel could take a guitar solo from a different date and fly it in to cover a bum note. “I ran everything by him,” Peter said of Morrissey. “A couple of times I sat in his car with him, playing stuff and getting approval. “He’s charming and intelligent and . . .” Peter paused, then said: “Occasionally unpredictable. And, of course, immensely talented. He’s brilliant. “I mean, he is a bit weird, but that’s part of the mystique, you know?”

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Peter Asher (born 22 June 1944 in Park Royal, London, England) is a British musician (percussions, guitars), singer, manager and record producer. He 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.

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Peter Asher (born 22 June 1944) is an English guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He 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, helping to foster the recording careers of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt among others. As of 2018, he tours alongside Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy in a new duo entitled Peter and Jeremy, where they perform hits from both of their respective catalogues. In 2019, Asher published a book The Beatles from A to Zed about his personal reminiscences about the band.