September 4, 2013


Peter Asher, famed British Invasion star and producer, is bringing his acclaimed audio/visual memoir show back on tour for four dates this fall. Asher's performance offers rare images and live music in a celebration of his long career. Highlights include stories about his recording years in the group Peter and Gordon, duets with taped Gordon tracks, songs with a live band, and many stories about his years in the Beatles inner circle. Paul McCartney had a long-term relationship with Asher's sister Jane and lived in the Asher home during the Swinging London era. Peter and Gordon recorded a number of McCartney songs, including World Without Love. Asher later became an A&R man for Apple and discovered singer/songwriter James Taylor. He continued to produce artists after Apple, including Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Steve Martin, and many others. Scheduled dates include Yoshi's in Oakland on Sept. 18th and the Grammy Museum in LA on Oct. 12th (The Ringo Starr exhibit is also currently at the Grammy Museum). Tour info at Asher's website here. Spy Vibe's checklist of current Beatles-related releases and concerts here

Get ready to meet MIKI ZERO, Japanese fashion model and spy! Jason Whiton, creator of Spy Vibe, has written a novel inspired by his love of Ian Fleming and based on newly declassified intel from the Cold War. More info at his website here. Recent Spy Vibe posts: Beatles fall 2013 releasesA Hard Days Night cinematographer dies, Magic Christian on Blu-ray, Early Beatles image archive, Julie NewmarErno GoldfingerHitchcock tribute, Ian Fleming memorial, Emma Peel Megaset returns. More Bo Diddley here

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno GoldfingerIan Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address

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