Peter And Gordon released a single, Woman, on this day in the United Kingdom. It was written by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Bernard Webb, and was issued as Columbia DB7834.
The pseudonym was used as McCartney wished to see if he could have a hit single without relying on the strength of his reputation. The venture was not a success, as the single stalled at number 28 on the British charts. In the United States it fared slightly better following its 10 January release, peaking at number 14.
Peter Asher was the brother of Jane Asher, who was McCartney’s girlfriend at the time.
Also on this day...
- 2010: All You Need Is Love to be released as a Beatles Rock Band download
- 1972: Wings live: Hull University
- 1970: Plastic Ono Band perform Instant Karma! on Top Of The Pops
- 1970: New York première of The Magic Christian
- 1970: Recording, mixing: I’m A Fool To Care by Ringo Starr
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Hey Bulldog
- 1965: Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
- 1964: Live: Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC
- 1963: Recording: Please Please Me album
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cassanova Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
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