Music lovers of a certain age will recall a British duet team called Peter & Gordon who had a number of hit songs during the mid-to-late 1960s. Their first big number was with a song Paul McCartney wrote as a teenager, World Without Love, in 1964. Multiple hits followed, but their duo broke up by the of the decade, and the two didn’t perform together until a string of shows from 2005 until Gordon Waller passed away in 2009.
Peter Asher has remained in the music business, working as both a producer and a record company executive.
By the purest chance, Asher was in the audience when The Steep Canyon Rangers performed this past Monday at the City Winery in New York city, and they convinced him to join them on stage for an acoustic version of World Without Love, which they grassed up for a last bridge and chorus.
Those Steep Canyon Rangers seem to attract pop culture icons wherever they go!