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    Peter and Gordon 1964 Capitol Records Promotional Stand-Up. A highly unusual promo standee from the birth of the British Invasion in America for Peter & Gordon's second single, "Nobody I Know," the follow-up to their #1 debut record, "A World Without Love."

    It's very easy to date this piece specifically to May 1964, when "Nobody I Know" was released. We don't need to tell you that this thing has 'Beatles' written all over it. Peter Asher was the brother of Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's girlfriend at the time. Thus, McCartney wrote and gave them "A World Without Love" for their first single, and it's no accident they were signed to Capitol Records in America.

    Then, Lennon & McCartney wrote both "Nobody I Know" and its follow-up, "I Don't Want to See You Again," both Top 20 hits for Peter & Gordon in America. The picture sleeve shown on this standee follows the exact same design as the Fabs' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" picture sleeve. And even this cardboard stand-up closely resembles the Meet the Beatles promo display that Capitol manufactured at the same time to promote the moptops.

    So Peter Asher and Gordon Waller were handed their first break on a silver platter, but Asher, especially (on the left in the photo), proved his mettle when he went on to a successful career managing and producing acts like Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

    Measures 10" x 14" and grades to Very Good Minus condition with spots of soiling in the bottom right area as well as the upper left portion, light toning/foxing in the center/center right area, various spots of creasing, bumped corners, and toning on verso. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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