and groups associated with Peter Doyle and the songs he
performed as well as other artists and groups mentioned on the site.
in italics lead to links lists on this page or other information
on the site,
all other links are to external sites.
Easybeats - formed by a group of European emigrees whilst
still living in a Sydney Hostel in 1964, they quickly established
themselves as a major force on the Australian music scene. The
band relocated to the UK in 1966, and later had a massive international
hit in 1967 with Friday on My Mind, a song which was voted
the best Australian song of all time in 2001 and was later to be recorded
by Peter Doyle. The group stayed together until 1969.
cowriter with Gretchen Christopher & Gary Troxel (The
Softly To Me
of Rock -
cowriter (with Memphis Curtis): Lovey Dovey
Songwriters Hall of Fame - cowriter (with Jay Livingston): Mona
Farjeon on EldrBarry's
Website - songwriter: Morning Has Broken
on Cliff Richard and the Shadows blog -
cowriter (with Hank Marvin): Skin Deep
- cowriter (with Jose Feliciano) Rain
Feliciano - cowriter (with H. Feliciano) Rain
- cowriter (with Ken Ahsby
& Paul Colwell): The
Further We Reach Out
- Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis &
Gary Troxel, cowriters Come
Softly To Me
Flinn - New Seeker
- cowriter: Me
and My Guitar.
Mick Flinn was performing with Springfield Revival, a group under
the same Management as the New Seekers when he wrote Me
and My Guitar
with Paul Layton. Mick later joined his wife Donna Jones (also
a former member of Springfield Revival) in the New Seekers' lineup.
An Australian, Mick came to the UK as a member of the Mixtures
and currently performs with both the Mixtures and New Seekers. Paul
Layton is the only New Seeker remaining with the group from Peter's
in English) cowriter (with Hugues Aufray, Vline Buggy &
Best): Jean's Little Street Cafe
songwriter: Johnny the Hummer.
Gallen - tape operator: Skin Deep LP
- songwriter: I Know
Gibb - songwriter:
Follow the Wind
Gilbert - vocalist: Skin Deep LP
Songwriters Hall of Fame - cowriter
(with Carole King): Goin' Back
- cowriter (with Ernest Ball & Chauncey Olcott): Irish Eyes
||Eve Graham -
Tonic released two singles around 1966-1967: Hi
Hi Hazel /Johnny the Hummer
and I Know
/ Lost Girl. At
the time of the recordings the line-up was: Peter Doyle - Vocals;
Bobby Johnson - Drums; Paul Shannon - Bass; Dennis Whitehead - Guitar.
Both Bobby Johnson and Paul Shannon had previously been members
of the Blue Jays as had the band's original bass player, Paul Houston.Backing
for both of Peter's solo records on the Astor label was provided
by Grandma's Tonic.
Neil Gray -
remastered tracks for the Rarities CD
Greenaway - Cook & Greenaway at the
Fortunes Website. Cowriter I'd Like To Teach
The World To Sing,
It Ought to Sell a Million,
The World I Wish For You.
Griffin (1943 - 2005) -
cowriter (with Rob Royer): Look What You've Done
- cowriter (with Keith Potger): Evenings Make Me Blue
Hall - Wikipedia - songwriter & a singer: Ain't
Graeme Hall -
cowriter (with Tony Cole & Steve Wolfe): Beg,
Steal or Borrow.
- tape operator: Skin Deep LP
- assistant engineer: Skin Deep LP
Harris (17.2.41 - 13.10.04) at Milesago
Australian musician, composer, arranger and producer, John Winston
“Tweed” Harris, travelled to the UK at the same time
as Peter Doyle. At the time Tweed was a member of The Groove,
the Australian super group who had won Hoadley's National Battle
of the Sounds in 1968 and whose prize included a trip to the
UK. After the Groove split up, Tweed stayed in the UK for
some time and his credits included his work on many of the New Seekers'
recording sessions whilst Peter was with the group. After
battling cancer for a number of years, Tweed passed away on Peter's
Harrison (25.2.43 - 29.11.01) (see also The
The “Quiet Beatle” had much to offer the musical world
both during and after his time as a member of the Fab Four. He
embraced both eastern and western musical cultures and worked, made
friends with and is respected by many of modern music's greatest artists.
Like Peter Doyle, George Harrison succumbed to lung cancer and
died just six weeks after Peter. He has left a tremendous musical
legacy behind him.
Hartford - songwriter: Gentle on My Mind
(New Seeker) - songwriter -
Hitchcock - has worked with an impressive list of artists and on a
broad range of projects across the musical world as composer, musician
and singer. In the mid 1970's Peter shared his home with Ricky
and his family and in those years the two worked together and wrote
a large number of songs. When Ricky was invited to form Regis,
he contacted Peter to join him as the group's lead singer.
- cowriter (with Stuart
Leathwood): Jungle Ted and the Laceybuttonpoppers
and Eddie Holland (Holland, Dozier Holland) at the
of Rock Website - cowriters: Reach Out (I'll be There),
Shake Me, Wake Me and Something About You.
- songwriter: The Greatest Song I Ever Heard and Reaching
Out For Someone
Ashley Howe at
Mansion - engineer: Skin
songwriter: I'm Not the Boy You're After
Hymas - musician: Skin
John - songwriter: Your Song
Kalmar at Songwriters Hall of Fame -
cowriter (with Harry Ruby): Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
- cowriter (with Fats Domino): Something You Got Baby
Paul Keogh -
- cowriter (with Peel): Evergreen
King's prolific songwriting and singing career began
in the late 1950's. Already a proficient pianist, Carole started
writing songs in her early teens, eventually forming a successful
writing partnership with her husband, Gerry Goffin but later reverting
to solo work. The New Seekers covered a few of Carole King's songs,
these included Beautiful
and Child of Mine.
Carole is still writing and recording.
at the Songwriter
cowriter (with Daryl Cotton & Michael Lloyd): Song For You
Seeker - Songwriter: Look,
Look. Mystic Queen, Reap What You Sow and cowriter: Idaho