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Wednesday, October 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Keynote: Peter Asher

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In this keynote, Asher will share stories and media ranging from his early career as one half of the ‘60s pop duo Peter and Gordon, to managing artists including James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Randy Newman, and going on to produce hits for acts including Taylor, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Robin Williams, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Ronstadt, Hans Zimmer, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and Cher, among many others. Throughout his presentation, Asher will share stories of momentous events from the span of his career, as well as rare photos and recordings, including his own bedroom demo recording of a young Paul McCartney performing a song that turned out to be a number-one hit for Peter and Gordon in 1964.

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Peter Asher

Peter Asher
1964, one half of Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine Top 20 records. 1968, head of A&R for the Beatles’ record company, Apple Records, where he found, signed, and produced James Taylor. 1971, founded Peter Asher Management, representing James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell... Read More →

Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
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