And the truth is — with or without love — none of us can stay in this world forever.
Goodbye to Gordon Waller, the Gordon of Peter and Gordon.
Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller was born in Braemar, Scotland, on June 4, 1945. He attended the Westminster School in London, where he met Mr. Asher. Of the two, Mr. Waller had the greater interest in rock ’n’ roll at first, and he converted Mr. Asher from “a snooty jazz fan to a true rock ’n’ roll believer as well,” Mr. Asher said in a statement.IN THE COMMENTS: MamaM wrote:
The boys got guitars and were soon violating the school’s 9 p.m. curfew by sneaking out to play in coffeehouses and nightclubs. That involved climbing a 12-foot-high, spike-topped wall. They were originally known as Gordon and Peter.
“I am just a harmony guy and Gordon was the heart and soul of our duo,” Mr. Asher wrote....
Time travel via internet...hearing them brought me back to the young girl who used to listen to that song and dream of finding the One Lonely Locked Away Man who would rather die than live without her love.
When she found him, he turned out to be an addict, so she got the lonely and locked away part right, while learning the first of many lessons in co-dependent attachment.
Sad but good memories, unexpectedly unwrapped by death, a blog, a link, and a song.