Gordon Waller, who rose to fame in the 1960s as Peter Asher’s partner in the singing duo Peter & Gordon, died suddenly on Friday at age 64 from a massive heart attack. Waller lived in Connecticut. He and Asher had started performing together again, tentatively, just a few years ago, three decades after retiring. Peter & Gordon remain the only group for whom Paul McCartney wrote a hit, “A World Without Love,” while the Beatles were together. Peter Asher sent this statement to our Beatle expert pal Martin Lewis:

“I shall miss him in so many different ways. The idea that I shall never get to sing those songs with him again, that I shall never again be able to get annoyed when he interrupts me on stage or to laugh at his unpredictable sense of humour or even to admire his newest model train or his latest gardening effort is an unthinkable change in my life with which I have not even begun to come to terms.”

Meanwhile, Riverside Memorial was packed on Friday with music heavyweights saying goodbye to our beloved outsized friend Michael Klenfner. Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon, Clive Davis, Paul Shaffer, J Records’ Richard Palmese,’ Bon Jovi manager Jack Rovner, Manhattan Records’ Ian Ralfini and wife Sunny, former Sony Records head Donnie Ienner, were just some of the people who got a kick out of hearing a few anecdotes about this legendary, big hearted guy.’ No one’s going to forget Klef, that’s for sure…

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