Thursday, March 19, 2009

Peter and Gordon

Sometimes it's amazing to consider the songs Paul McCartney chose not to record with the Beatles. We've talked about it here and there, but today I'd like to discuss "World Without Love" - a song that would have been a natural fit on any of the early Beatles albums, and could easily have been a #1 single for the band (not that they were hurting for #1 singles).

Paul was dating Jane Asher, sister of Peter Asher (above) - and supplied the band (Peter and Gordon - a duo Asher formed with Gordon Waller) with their biggest hits: this one, "Nobody I Know", "I Don't Want to See You Again", and "Woman". Peter later went to work for Apple Records - where he signed (and later managed) James Taylor, but I digress...

Anyway, try to watch today's video without thinking how much Peter Asher looked like Austin Powers. Also, try to watch them as they "walk around" at the 1:50 mark, without noticing how incredibly lame it is.