Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peter Asher: The 60's and Beyond

I saw the Peter Asher show 'The 60's and Beyond' at the Razz Room in San Francisco the other night.

Great show. It's mostly Peter talking and some film clips, but he also performs the Peter and Gordon hits and has a super tight;/very good band. The keyboard player was one of the later members of Badfinger, and he sang a great version of 'Day After Day'. I talked to him briefly after the show, and he was friendly enough. But he had that arrogant keyboard player vibe. I talked to the bass player, too, and he was cool.

Anyway, the show is super fun for a Beatles' nut like me. Asher is a major 'inner circle' Beatles' guy. His sister was Paul's main squeeze during most of the 60's, he was an Apple producer, and he even lived with Paul for years on the upper floor of his parent's house.

He more or less 'discovered' James Taylor and makes a funny remark about the song 'Something in the Way She Moves'...'George Harrison liked it so much he used the title for the first line of a song'.

That 'pinch' by George, as well as 'Taxman'/'Batman' similarities always made me question his denial of the 'He's So Fine' business.

If Asher comes to your town, check it out! I'm sure it'll be on cable or DVD at some point, too.


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