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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Post 563 - Peter Williams - Give Me A Sign - My Guitar

After “The Groove” broke up Peter Williams decided to concentrate on song writing for a while and had some success.  He wrote a song that ended up being recorded by a number of people including “The Marmalade”, “Joe Dolan”, a Scottish Group named “The Dream Police” who some members from became “The Average White Band”, Hamish Stuart (the vocalist) was later in “ Paul McCartney’s Band”. Another song was recorded by Tina Charles the U.K. disco singer, another he wrote was “The Good Book” recorded by Lon Satin who was understudy to “Sammy Davis Junior” in the musical “Golden Boy”.  Even Kiwi recording artists Frankie Stevens & Kal Q Lated Risk recorded a song Peter penned “I’ll be home”. During this period he released the only solo record he ever released called “Give me a sign” / “My Guitar” (6006 105) on Phillips recorded in the U.K.  This record was produced by Alan Parker, guitarist from “Blue Mink” & it wasn’t until many years later that Peter realised that Herbie Flowers on bass & the rest of “Blue Mink” were the “backing band.” Peter penned both sides of this single. mp3 

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