THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED LP BY PETER ALLEN..
PETER ALLEN CAPTURED LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL(ARISTA AL12 8275) LP IS 2 RECORD SET WITH GATEFOLD COVER. LP HAS CUT UPPER LEFT CORNER. PHOTO COVER IS SIGNED BY PETER ALLEN. TRACKS INCLUDE: NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR, ARTHUR'S THEME, I COULD HAVE BEEN A SAILOR, YOU HAVENT HEARD THE LAST OF ME, FADE TO BLACK, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, ONLY WOUNDED, COME SAVE ME, SOMEBODY'S ANGEL, HARBOUR, EASY ON THE WEEKEND, KNOCKERS, ALL I WANTED WAS THE DREAM, FLY AWAY AND MORE. CONDITION OF THE VINYL,COVER, AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Peter Allen (February 10, 1944 – June 18, 1992) was an Australian songwriter and entertainer.
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 the husband of Judy Garland who is credited with "discovering" Allen while he was performing in Hong Kong, she invited him to return with her to the United States where he performed with her. He married her 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 number one in the United States 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 number one in Australia, along with the number one singles "I Go To Rio" and "The More I See You". Although his recording career in the US never progressed, he performed in Atlantic City, Carneigie 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 in 1981 reaching #55 on the Billboard Hot 100.