US single release: Woman by Peter And Gordon

Over a month ahead of its UK release, Peter And Gordon’s single Woman was released in the United States. It was written by Paul McCartney, who used the pseudonym Bernard Webb.

The single was released as Capitol 5579 and peaked at number 14 on the Billboard chart. McCartney used the pseudonym to see if he could have a hit single without a Lennon-McCartney composing credit.

Peter Asher was the brother of Jane Asher, McCartney’s girlfriend at the time.

Last updated: 29 November 2011
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