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Date of Birth 4 June 1945Braemar, Grampian, Scotland, UK
Date of Death 17 July 2009Norwich, Connecticut, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Birth NameGordon Trueman Riviere Waller

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Gordon Waller was born on June 4, 1945 in Braemar, Grampian, Scotland as Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller. He is known for his work on Love-In: A Musical Celebration (2009), Die Beatles und Ausschnitte aus dem Rahmenprogramm ihrer Deutschlandtournee (1966) and James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young (1997). He was married to Jen and Gay. He died on July 17, 2009 in Norwich, Connecticut, USA.

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Gay (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Jen (? - 17 July 2009) (his death)

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Was a member of the singing duo, Peter and Gordon, whose hit songs included number 1 hit: "World Without Love", written for them by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The younger member of the 1960s British duo Peter and Gordon, their rendition of "A World Without Love" became the first John Lennon-Paul McCartney composition--not recorded by The Beatles--to reach #1 on the charts (June 1964). Another Lennon-McCartney song, "Nobody I Know", followed soon after. Their 1966 hit release "Woman" was written by McCartney under the pseudonym, "Bernard Webb", as McCartney was eager to see if he could score a hit song without the Lennon-McCartney names attached.
They reunited in 2005 for a tribute to Mike Smith of the The Dave Clark Five. They went on to play concerts around the world. Their last big performance together took place in August 2008 before 17,000 fans. They were joined onstage by longtime friend Joan Baez.
After Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968, Waller had a solo career. He played the role of "The Pharaoh" in the London production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". He also ran a music-publishing concern.
Waller met Peter Asher when they were attending school in London. They broke the school's 9 pm curfew by climbing over its 12-foot wall to play at coffee-houses and nightclubs.

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