Concerts & Events

Saturday, October 23, 2021  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Peter Asher

A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000


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--now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire-- 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.

“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. Peter presents these timeless classics along with other old favourites from that golden era.

The show brings the audience through the earliest days of Peter's journey all the way to the present day, and projects including his SiriusXM radio show on the Beatles Channel, "From Me to You" . Peter's book based on the show, "The Beatles A to Zed" was released by MacMillan on October 29, 2019; the book is already in it's third printing.

Now, in its tenth year, “Memoir” continues to thrill, as the reviews attest.

“…as Mr. Asher regaled a delighted audience with stories…he conjured history in the making, before it was set in stone.” – New York Times

“…the exuberant Mr. Asher knew anyone who rocked and everyone who mattered.” - Wall Street Journal

https://www.peterandgordonthesingles.com/