Peter Asher, member of 60’s British pop group Peter and Gordon and executive at Apple and Sony records brings his acclaimed show "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" to the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Spotlight Café on Friday, August 10 at 8pm.
We first came to know him through the global smash "World Without Love" as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns to the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Spotlight Café on Friday, August 10, at 8pm in "Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the two-time Grammy winner for Producer of the Year. Peter Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to Music Executive with the Beatles' Apple Records, then famously- as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine level famous- to Producer and Manager, handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, documentaries with half truths (and worse) are all too common, but, now, finally, Mr. Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.
"Memoir" includes film footage and photos from Peter's considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller's gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative - along (of course) with the greatly missed Gordon Waller. The evening is filled with the music of Peter & Gordon, including "I Go to Pieces", "True Love Ways", and "Lady Godiva". The songs given to Peter & Gordon by Paul McCartney are also front and center: "Woman", "I Don't Want to See You Again", Nobody I Know", and "World Without Love", all of which were US Top 40 hits – along with other old favorites from that golden era.
The spring of 2009 saw Peter Asher embark on his first for-the-public speaking engagements, leaving audiences spellbound with his tales from the eye of the hurricane of 60s and 70s popular culture. Peter's 2011 performances combining his delightful tales of a golden era with the songs of Peter & Gordon will be a tribute to that partnership and a unique musical career.
Ticket are on sale now and can be purchased for $20.00. Tickets are available by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.