Peter Asher

Record Producer
Born Jun 22, 1944

Peter Lawrence Asher is an English guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on to a successful career as a record producer.

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1944 Birth Born on June 22, 1944.


1965 21 Years Old In 1965, he was best man when singer Marianne Faithfull married John Dunbar in Cambridge.
1968 24 Years Old After Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968, Asher took charge of the A&R department at the Beatles' Apple Records label, where he signed a then-unknown James Taylor and agreed to produce the singer-songwriter's debut solo album. … Read More
1970 26 Years Old He also produced a number of Taylor's recordings from 1970 to 1985, including Sweet Baby James, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, JT and Flag. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old …  In 1976, Asher and Waller reformed for the annual New York "Beatlefest" and played a few other dates. … Read More
1983 39 Years Old He was married twice, first to Betty Doster. In 1983, he married his second wife, Wendy Worth. … Read More


1995 51 Years Old In February 1995, Asher was named Senior Vice-President, Sony Music Entertainment.
2002 58 Years Old At the beginning of 2002, Asher left Sony and returned full-time to the management of artists' careers as co-President of Sanctuary Artist Management.


2005 61 Years Old In January 2005 he was named President, the position he held until September 2006, when he resigned.
2007 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 Asher joined forces with his friend Simon Renshaw (who manages the Dixie Chicks) at the company Simon founded, Strategic Artist Management. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old However, Waller died in 2009 and in its obituary, The Times observed that "Waller was thought more handsome than the slightly nerdish looking Asher". … Read More
2011 67 Years Old In 2011 Asher was the executive producer of the Listen to Me: Buddy Holly compilation album and also music supervisor, producer, and co-host of the Buddy Holly: Listen to Me; The Ultimate Buddy Party PBS Pledge Special. … Read More
2015 71 Years Old Asher was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to the British music industry. … Read More
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