Gordon Waller RIP

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RIP Mr Waller
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-...-Gordon-Waller-of-Peter-and-Gordon-dead-at-64

Gordon Waller of Peter and Gordon died July 16 in Connecticut. This announcement is on Peter and Gordon's MySpace page. Our deepest condolensces to his family, Peter Asher and his fans:

We are deeply saddened to report that some time after 8:00 p.m. last night east coast time, 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 early this morning. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

His partner of nearly five decades, Peter Asher, will be issuing a statement shortly. We hope you will join us sending love and condolences to his family.
 

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That is very sad. I actually heard someone do a cover of World without Love this past weekend. I'm not really familiar with the duo Peter and Gordon but I just checked out some of their tunes and they had some really nice accoustic songs. RIP.
 

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STATEMENT FROM PETER ASHER:

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.

We remained good friends (unusual for a duo!) even while we were pursuing entirely separate professional paths and I was so delighted that after a hiatus of almost forty years we ended up singing and performing together again more recently for the sheer exhilarating fun of it. We had a terrific time doing so.

Gordon remains one of my very favorite singers of all time and I am still so proud of the work that we did together. I am just a harmony guy and Gordon was the heart and soul of our duo.

I shall miss him in so many different ways. The idea that I shall never get to sing those songs with him again, that I shall never again be able to get annoyed when he interrupts me on stage or to laugh at his unpredictable sense of humor or even to admire his newest model train or his latest gardening effort is an unthinkable change in my life with which I have not even begun to come to terms.
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Evidently he had been battling some personal demons during the last years of his life.
 

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