Gordon Waller, half of the British rock duo, Peter and Gordon, died July 16 in Connecticut, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
Gordon and Peter Asher were part of The British Invasion, the 1960s influx into the U.S. of bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Peter and Gordon even recorded several tunes written by Paul McCartney, whose sister was dating Asher at the time. The duo had recently reunited and had several tour dates scheduled for later this year.
An announcement on the Peter and Gordon MySpace page says: “We are deeply saddened to report that…Gordon Waller went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the emergency room. Despite intensive efforts on his behalf by hospital personnel, Gordon passed away…Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
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Peter Asher released this official statement today, on the passing of his partner, Gordon Waller:
Gordon played such a significant role in my life that losing him is hard to comprehend – let alone to tolerate.
He was my best friend at school almost half a century ago. He was not only my musical partner but played a key role in my conversion from only a snooty jazz fan to a true rock and roll believer as well. Without Gordon I would never have begun my career in the music business in the first place. Our professional years together in the sixties constitute a major part of my life and I have always treasured them.
Listen to this Peter & Gordon performance of one of the hundreds of Lennon/McCartney penned classics that I love and then read up on Mr. Waller at GordonWaller.Com.
Thank you for the beautiful musical memories Mr. Waller. R.I.P.