and groups associated with Peter Doyle and the songs he
performed as well as other artists and groups mentioned on the
in italics lead to links lists on this page or other information
on the site,
all other links are to external sites.
the Songwriters Hall of Fame - cowriter (with Robert Allen): Everybody
Loves a Lover
Allen at Wikipedia - cowriter
(with Richard Adler): Everybody Loves a Lover
Argent - songwriter Is This The Dream?
Arthey - musical arranger for the Virgil Brothers and New
Ashby - cowriter (with Paul Cartledge & Frank Fields)
: The Further
We Reach Out
in English) cowriter (with Michel Fugain, Vline Buggy &
Best): Jean's Little Street Cafe
Aulton at mcaskill.com.au - producer Peter's 60s records on the Sunshine Label
Backer - cowriter
(with Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway and Billy Davis): I'd Like
To Teach The World To Sing and It Ought To Sell A Million
Ernest Ball - songwriters hall of fame - cowriter (with Graff & Chauncey Olcott) - Irish Eyes
Barry - at the History of Rock -
cowriter of Brand
New Song with Paul Williams
Beatles - the Merseyside Mop-Tops prepared the ground for
the 1960's British Musical Invasion of the World and The Beatles legend
is set to live on indefinitely. The New Seekers combined one
of their hits, with another successful song, by their predecessors,
The Seekers, to produce one of their best medlies, Georgy Girl/Ticket
to Ride. They also recorded two different versions of Here,
There and Everywhere.
Bee Gees at Brothers Gibb - British born Barry,
Robin and Maurice Gibb found early fame in the 60s after emigrating
to Australia. The family returned to the UK and their success
went from strength to strength. The brothers have a very long
and varied career history, both as a group and as individual artists.
Sadly Maurice died following an illness in 2003 but Barry and Robin
both continue to work in the music business.
Bendall - cowriter (with Mike Sammes): Out On the Edge of Beyond
Best - cowriter (or translator?
with Michel Fugain, Hugues Aufray & Vline Buggy: Jean's
Little Street Cafe
Bramlett - cowriter (with Delaney Bramlett): Get
Ourselves Together, Someday and Never Ending Song of Love
Bramlett - cowriter (with Bonny Bramlett): Get
Ourselves Together, Someday and Never Ending Song of Love
Britten The Twilights on the Milesago
Website - songwriter: Too Many Trips to Nowhere
Buggy - cowriter (with Michel Fugain, Hugues Aufray & Best): Jean's
Little Street Cafe. Amongst Buggy's other credits are the lyrics
to the 1974 Eurovison winner Tu Te Reconnaitras.
Burke - songwriter: Stupidity
& Cannan - songwriters: China
P. Caldwell - cowriter (with W. Cates): Everything Changing
Greg Carroll - cowriter (with Doris Payne[Troy]): Watcha Gonna Do
Paul Cartledge - cowriter (with Ken Ashby & Frank Fields): The Further We Reach
Cartwright - songwriter: My Friend. Former member of the Imposters, the Sapphires, the Ambassadors and Old Gold. As a member of Normie Rowe and the Playboys, John was signed to the same record label as Peter in the sixties. They often appeared on the same bill and toured together. Following Peter's return to Australia in the eighties they teamed up to form a duo, the Phantoms, named after the band who had backed Peter on his sixties recordings, but later changing their name to the Leo Brothers. They also worked together in a number of other groups such as Trilogy as well as collaborating on new songs. A close friends as well as a colleague, John was one of the key players in the production of Peter's Rarities CD and the special launch night and in spite of being very busy with the RockOn Duo alongside Huey Fry, he continues to promote Peter's work and is a continuing good friend and supporter of this website.
W. Cates - cowriter (with P. Caldwell): Everything Changing
- 16.7.81) was a talented singer/songwriter/guitarist and film maker from New
York. One of his many songs Circle, was picked up and
re-recorded by the New Seekers under the title Circles Harry was a tireless campaigner for the hungry and the homeless.
Tragically, Harry died in a car crash in 1981. His music is
still remembered and his work goes on
Christopher - Cowriter with Barbara Ellis & Gary Troxel (The
Softly To Me
Clark - A former mailman who wrote
a number of songs which were to become hits for an assortment of
artists in the early to mid 60s. His: Do
it Zula Style was one of Peter Doyle's early songs.
Rudy's other songs included , Good Lovin' (with Arthur
Renwick),and Comin' Down (with Bobby Darin). When
George Harrison played a pre-Beatles tour visit to the States to
visit his sister, he came across two of Rudy's songs: If You
Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody which became a hit for fellow
Merseyside group Freddie and the Dreamers and I've Got My Mind
Set on You which he eventually turned into a solo hit in the
1980s. Another Rudy Clark song which stood the test of time is The
Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) which following its 60s
success has also been a more recent hit for Cher.
B.J. Cole at
Olympus - musician: Skin Deep LP
Tony Cole -
cowriter (with Graeme Hall & Steve Wolfe): Beg,
Steal or Borrow
Cook - also Cook & Greenaway at the Fortunes
Website. Cowriter (with Bill Backer,
Billy Davis & Roger Greenaway): I'd Like To Teach The World
To Sing, It Ought to Sell a Million, (with
Roger Greenaway) The World I Wish For You and
(with Roger Greenaway & Rae) Somebody,
||Darryl Cotton -
cowriter (with Steve Kipner & Michael Lloyd): Song For You
and Me. Starting out with Australian band Zoot and remaining with them until their break-up in 1971. he and Beeb Birtles next formed the duo Frieze but in 1972 Darryl Cotton travelled to the UK , working with Mixture and New Seeker-to-be Mick Flynn before accepting an offer to join Friends in the US with Michael Lloyd and Steve Kipner. Now based back in Australia Darryl Cotton continued to perform with various line-ups including currently Master's Apprentice lead singer Jim Keays and singer/songwriter Russel Morris in the aptly naming themselves Cotton, Keays and Morris.
cowriter (with Bill Martin): Hi, Hi Hazel.
Memphis Curtis -
cowriter (with Ahmet Ertegun): Lovey Dovey
Dale and at What
a Carry On - cowriter (with Tom Springfield): Georgy
"Billy" Davis (11.7.32 - 2.9.04) - Spectropop Tribute
Bill Backer, Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway):- I'd Like to
Teach the World to Sing and It
Ought to Sell a Million. Billy Davis started writing
songs in the 1950s and was soon scoring hit records. He managed
his cousin's group the Four Aims who later changed their name to
Four Tops, a group whose songs included severalcovered by Peter
Doyle with both the Virgil Brothers and New Seekers. Adding
another string to the bow of his successful songwriting and producing
career, Davis joined the company responsible for Coca Cola's advertising campaigns and so became involved in the New Seekers
biggest ever hit and the world's most successful advert.
cowriter (with Steve & Muff Winwood): High Time Baby.
Day - A
star of the the stage big and small screen, radio and recordings,
Miss Day, singer and actress, is a legend in her own life time. Her
1958 hit, Everybody Loves a Lover, was a B side for Peter
Doyle in 1966. Doris celebrated her 80th birthday on 3rd April,
2004, she made her last film in 1968 and has devoted her time in recent
years to supporting animal issues and her popularity has never waned.
Denver (31.12.43 - 12.10.97) - another prolific
singer/songwriter of recent history to be taken from us tragically,
early, in the case of John Denver,when the plane he was piloting crashed.
John penned a good many hits, some of which, such as Annie's
Song, Leaving On a Jet Plane and Take Me Home, Country
Roads have also been big hits for other artists.
Scalzi - New Trolls at the Italian
Prog Website -
cowriter (with Di Palo & Hank Marvin) - When You Walk Away
Neil Diamond The
Original Home Page - songwriter: Song Sung Blue
Jimmy Diggs The Knight Brothers at SoulWalking - songwriter: Temptation 'Bout to Get Me
Di Palo - New
Trolls at the Italian
Prog Website -
cowriter (with De Scalzi & Hank Marvin): When You Walk Away
R. Davies - songwriter: Why Can't We All Get Together?
Domino - cowriter (with Chris Kenner): Something
You Got Baby
Dozier (Holland, Dozier Holland) at the History
of Rock Website - cowriter: Reach Out (I'll be There), Shake
Me, Wake Me and Something About You
James Duncan - songwriter: Mr
R. Dunlop - songwriter: Sing Out
Dylan - legendary singer/songwriter
wrote and recorded the much covered
Blowin' in the Wind