THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY PETER ALLEN..
PETER ALLEN(A&M SP 4825)BI COASTAL. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY PETER ALLEN. LP HAS ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE WITH LYRICS. RELEASED IN 1980. TRACKS:ONE STEP OVER THE BORDERLINE, FLY AWAY, BI COASTAL, I DON'T GO SHOPPING, HIT IN THE HEART, I COULD REALLY SHOW YOU AROUND, SOMEBODY'S ANGEL, SIMON, PASS THIS TIME, WHEN THIS LOVE AFFAIR IS OVER. CONDITION OF THE VINYL IS WEAK VG, COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Born Peter Allen Woolnough in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Allen began his performing career as one of the "Allen Brothers" who were a popular cabaret and television act in the early 1960s. He was spotted by Mark Herron, husband of Judy Garland and the person credited with "discovering" Allen while he was performing in Hong Kong, Garland invited him to return with her to the United States, where they performed together. Allen married Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli, in 1967. They were divorced in 1974.
Allen recorded his first album, the autobiographical Tenterfield Saddler (1972), but he achieved more success writing for other performers. He wrote "Don't Cry Out Loud," recorded by Elkie Brooks and Melissa Manchester, and "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love," recorded by Rita Coolidge. One of his signature songs, "I Go to Rio," was a moderate hit in America for the group Pablo Cruise. Allen scored his biggest success with the song "I Honestly Love You", which he co-wrote with Jeff Barry and which became a major hit in 1974 for Olivia Newton-John. Her single reached No. 1 in the U.S. and in Canada, and won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Newton-John.
In 1977 Allen released an album Taught By Experts, which reached No. 1 in Australia, along with the No. 1 singles "I Go To Rio" and "The More I See You." Although his recording career in the U.S. never progressed, he performed in Atlantic City and Carnegie Hall, and had a long engagement at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. His most successful album was "Bi-Coastal" (1980), produced by David Foster and featuring the top hit "Fly Away," which became his only U.S. chart single, reaching #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981.