A World Without Love – Peter and Gordon

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………………………on April 25th of 1964 Peter And Gordon reach #1 on the UK Pop chart with “A World without Love”, a song given to them by Paul McCartney because he didn’t think it was good enough for The Beatles to record. The song would also top the Cashbox Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100 in June. It is the biggest hit of a Lennon-McCartney song that was not released by The Beatles. It became the first and biggest hit for Peter & Gordon. Peter & Gordon are Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. Paul McCartney went out with Asher’s sister, the actress Jane Asher, which is how he met Peter. In the ’60s, Jane had a famous father, a really famous boyfriend, and some prominent movie roles, including the 1966 film Alfie. In later years, she became an author and an expert on baked goods. She runs her own business called Jane Asher Party Cakes. This song found its way to Peter Asher when Paul McCartney was living in the Asher household at 57 Wimpole Street in London during his time dating Jane Asher. He played the song for Peter while in his bedroom. This was meant to be recorded by The Beatles, but that plan was vetoed by John Lennon. Asher explained: “John thought the first line ‘Please lock me away’ was laughable.”