Deaths elsewhere

  • Updated: July 21, 2009 - 8:31 PM

Gordon Waller, 64, half of the 1960s British singing duo of Peter and Gordon, died Friday in Ledyard, Conn., of cardiac arrest. Dubbed "the Everly Brothers of the British Invasion," the harmonizing, acoustic guitar-playing Peter and Gordon had a transatlantic No. 1 hit with their 1964 debut single, "A World Without Love." The song was written by Paul McCartney, who was dating Peter Asher's sister at the time. Two more McCartney-penned hits, credited to (John) Lennon-McCartney, followed: "Nobody I Know" and "I Don't Want to See You Again." Another hit song, "Woman," was written by McCartney under the pseudonym Bernard Webb to see how one of his songs would fare without the Lennon-McCartney credit. It peaked at No. 14.

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