Peter Asher

Peter AsherCBE (born 22 June 1944) is a British 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. 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 catalogs. 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 JamesJT and Flag, and for Linda Ronstadt, including Heart Like a WheelSimple DreamsLiving in the USAWhat’s NewCanciones De Mi Padre and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind.

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

Asher also played a role in shaping the Californian rock sound prominent during the 1970s, producing records for Ronstadt, J. D. SoutherAndrew Gold and Bonnie Raitt. In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York “Beatlefest” and played a few other dates.[13] In the 1980s, Asher also worked on hit albums for artists as diverse as Cher and 10,000 Maniacs.

The two Jons in conversation with Peter Asher, CBE

 

John Lloyd 

John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd CBE (born 30 September 1951) is an English television producer and writer best known for his work on comedy television programmes, including Not the Nine O’Clock NewsSpitting ImageThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyBlackadder and QI.

He is currently the presenter of BBC Radio 4‘s The Museum of Curiosity, a spin-off of QI.

The two Jons in conversation with John Lloyd CBE