100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: I Don’t Want To See You Again- Peter And Gordon. While I haven’t featured The Beatles in this feature for obvious reasons- I have been able to sneak in a couple Lennon-McCartney tunes. Peter Asher’s lovely sister Jane happened to be Beatle Paul’s girlfriend- and Paul helped to jump start the Peter and Gordon duo by giving them some songs which he wrote that The Beatles weren’t going to use. The first three Peter and Gordon hits in the United States were written by McCartney. ‘World Without Love’ was the first Peter and Gordon hit in the spring of 1964- going to #1, ‘Nobody I Know’ was the second and here is the third Lennon-McCartney song ‘I Don’t Want To See You Again’- which peaked at #16 in the US Billboard Hot 100. The song failed to chart in the US. Peter Asher would go on to a career as a producer- Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor were his biggest successes and he can be found today on The Beatles Channel on Sirius/XM with his own entertaining show. Before the pandemic he was also out touring–and he wrote a book on The Beatles a couple years ago.
- Single: I Don’t Want To See You Again- Peter and Gordon
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Lennon-McCartney
- Time: 1:59
- B-side: ‘I Would Buy You Presents’
- Album- In Touch With Peter And Gordon
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #16 in US Billboard Hot 100. Did not chart in UK Singles Chart.
hmmm, I can see/hear why the Beatles didn’t feel the need to make this one a keeper.
i agree– even their scraps were hits for others..
I have to agree. While it does sound early Beatle-esque, John and Paul definitely wrote better tunes. They probably know, which is why they gave some away.