Peter Allen

Peter Allen BIOGRAPHY

Peter Allen

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1974-1980

Peter Allen was originally discovered by Judy Garland. Kip Cohen asked Peter Allen to play for A&M Records executives then he was signed to A&M as both an artist and a songwriter. Allen told Jeannie Williams, "The problem with that is sometimes the publishing comes first. There's just that little knowledge that oh, even if the record doesn't sell...we'll be publishing ten songs and someone will record them and get hits. But I had a wonderful time at A&M."

"'I Honestly Love You' has been recorded almost 40 times and when I got the first check for it I almost fainted. I must have strange tastes because I had no idea that it was a great song. When Olivia [Newton-John] told me she was going to put it out as a single I begged her not to. I said, 'Don't be crazy, it will be the end of your career. It doesn't even have a drum on it.' Then I went away to spend the summer in the woods or something and I came back and asked a friend, 'Whatever happened to poor Olivia's single?' and he said, 'Are you nuts!? It's number one, the biggest record she's ever had.'"

Peter Allen was the only A&M artist to write both the story and the music for a show that was produced on Broadway. It was 'Legs Diamond,' the story of a gangster.

Peter Allen was the first A&M artist to have a play about his life performed on Broadway. The show was titled 'The Boy from Oz.'

Peter Allen, while an A&M artist and Almo Music staff writer, penned the music and lyrics to "I Still Call Australia Home" which has become a national treasure and unofficial national anthem.

SOURCES:
Peter Allen Dives Into Mainstream. Jeannie Williams. USA Today, November 15, 1982.
Peter Allen An Anancronistic Art. Glenn A. Baker. Goldmine, August 6, 1993.

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Peter Allen
   Born: Feb 10, 1944      Died: Jun 18, 1992
   Instrument(s): vocals, piano


Peter Allen PHOTOS

Peter Allen DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Peter Allen U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60694908782001
At His BestA&M Records31454 00901993
At His BestA&M Records731454 0090272012
Best of Peter AllenA&M Records75021 32071990
Best of Peter AllenA&M RecordsSP 32071982
Bi-CoastalA&M Records828394825232013
Bi-CoastalA&M Records75021 33151990
Bi-CoastalA&M RecordsSP 48251980
Boy From Down Under: the Very Best Of Peter Allen (the)Hip-O60249861542004
Boy from Oz (the)A&M Records31454 68191998
Continental AmericanA&M RecordsSP 31830000
Continental AmericanA&M RecordsSP 36431974
I Could Have Been a SailorA&M RecordsSP 47391979
It Is Time for Peter AllenA&M RecordsSP 37061977
It Is Time for Peter AllenA&M RecordsSP 65080000
Singer SongwriterA&M Records31454 08451998
Taught By ExpertsA&M RecordsSP 45841976
Very Best ofA&M Records31454 08271997

Peter Allen U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Bi-CoastalA&M RecordsSP 171331980
Bi-Coastal/SimonA&M Records22721980
Bi-Coastal/SimonA&M Records23421981
Continental American/Pretty PrettyA&M Records16701974
Don't Cry Out Loud/AudienceA&M Records20001977
Don't Wish Too HardA&M RecordsSP 170721979
Don't Wish Too HardA&M RecordsSP 170811978
Don't Wish Too Hard/I Go to RioA&M RecordsSP 120270000
Don't Wish Too Hard/If You Were WonderingA&M Records21451979
Fly Away/SimonA&M Records22881980
I Could Have Been a Sailor/We've Come To an UnderstandingA&M Records21251979
I Go to RioA&M Records83991976
I Go to RioA&M Records8399-S1976
I Go To Rio/This Time AroundA&M Records18731976
I Go To Rio/This Time AroundA&M Records20241978
I Go To Rio/This Time AroundA&M Records20311978
Just Ask Me I've Been There/I Honestly Love YouA&M Records16551974
More I See You (the)/This Time AroundA&M Records18131976
One Step Over the Borderline/I Could Really Show YouA&M Records23031980
She Loves to Hear the Music/Shy As a VioletA&M Records17221975

Peter Allen U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20016069490878
Bi-Coastal
Fly Away
I Go to Rio
Don't Cry Out Loud
Everything Old Is New Again
More I See You (the)
I Honestly Love You
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Quiet Please There's a Lady on Stage
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
At His Best2012731454 009027

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
At His Best199331454 0090
One Step Over the Borderline
If You Were Wondering
I Honestly Love You
Just Ask Me I've Been There
She Loves to Heart the Music
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo)
I Don't Go Shopping
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
Everything Old Is New Again
Bi-Coastal
Don't Cry Out Loud
Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Don't Wish Too Hard
Tenterfield Saddler
Fly Away
I Go to Rio

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Best of Peter Allen1982SP 3207
Bi-Coastal
Everything Old Is New Again
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Don't Go Shopping
Don't Cry Out Loud
I Go To Rio
I Honestly Love You
Fly Away

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Best of Peter Allen199075021 3207
Bi-Coastal
Everything Old Is New Again
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Don't Go Shopping
Don't Cry Out Loud
I Go To Rio
I Honestly Love You
Fly Away

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal1980SP 17133
Bi-Coastal (Edited Version)
Bi-Coastal (Album Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal199075021 3315
Fly Away
I Could Really Show You Around
I Don't Go Shopping
Bi-Coastal
Hit In the Heart
One Step Over the Borderline
Pass This Time
Simon
Somebody's Angel
When This Love Affair Is Over
Step Over the Borderline

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal201382839482523
One Step Over the Borderline
Fly Away
Bi-Coastal
I Don't Go Shopping
Hit In the Heart
I Could Really Show You Around
Somebody's Angel
Simon
Pass This Time
When This Love Affair Is Over

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal1980SP 4825
One Step Over the Borderline
Fly Away
Bi-Coastal
I Don't Go Shopping
Hit In the Heart
I Could Really Show You Around
Somebody's Angel
Simon
Pass This Time
When This Love Affair Is Over

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal/Simon19802272
Bi-Coastal
Simon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bi-Coastal/Simon19812342
Bi-Coastal
Simon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Boy From Down Under: the Very Best Of Peter Allen (the)20046024986154
Honest Queen
Tenterfield Saddler
Just Ask Me I've Been There
Everything Old Is New Again
I Honestly Love You
She Loves to Hear the Music
I Go to Rio
Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage
More I See You (the)
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Don't Wish Too Hard
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
One Step Over the Borderline
Fly Away
Bi-Coastal
I Don't Go Shopping
I Still Call Australia Home
You Haven't Heard the Last of Me
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Boy from Oz (the)199831454 6819

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Continental American0SP 3183
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Honestly Love You
This Side Show's Leaving Town
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo) Reprise
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo)
Everything Old Is New Again
Natural Thing to Do (the)
Pretty Pretty
Continental Americal

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Continental American1974SP 3643
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Honestly Love You
This Side Show's Leaving Town
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo) Reprise
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo)
Everything Old Is New Again
Natural Thing to Do (the)
Pretty Pretty
Continental Americal

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Continental American/Pretty Pretty19741670
Continental American
Pretty Pretty

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Cry Out Loud/Audience19772000
Don't Cry Out Loud
Audience

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Wish Too Hard1978SP 17081
Don't Wish Too Hard
Don't Wish Too Hard

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Wish Too Hard1979SP 17072
Don't Wish Too Hard
Don't Wish Too Hard

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Wish Too Hard/I Go to Rio0SP 12027
Don't Wish Too Hard
I Go To Rio

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Wish Too Hard/If You Were Wondering19792145
Don't Wish Too Hard
If You Were Wondering

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Fly Away/Simon19802288
Fly Away
Simon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Could Have Been a Sailor1979SP 4739
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Don't Wish Too Hard
Two Boys
Angels with Dirty Faces
Don't Cry Out Loud
If You Were Wondering
Don't Leave Me Now
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
We've Come To an Understanding
Paris At 21

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Could Have Been a Sailor/We've Come To an Understanding19792125
I Could Have Been a Sailor
We've Come To An Understanding

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Go to Rio19768399-S
I Go to Rio (Disco Version)
I Go to Rio (Disco Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Go to Rio19768399
I Go to Rio

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Go To Rio/This Time Around19761873
I Go To Rio
This Time Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Go To Rio/This Time Around19782024
I Go To Rio
This Time Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Go To Rio/This Time Around19782031
I Go To Rio
This Time Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It Is Time for Peter Allen0SP 6508
Love Crazy
She Loves To Hear the Music
Everything Old Is New Again
Interesting Changes
I Honestly Love You
Continental American
Natural Thing To Do (the)
More I See You (the)
As Time Goes By
Intermission/I Honestly Love You
Don't Wish Too Hard
Don't Cry Out Loud
Tenterfield Saddler
Puttin' Out Roots/This Sideshow's Leaving Town
I Go To Rio
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage
Audience

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It Is Time for Peter Allen199075021 6508
Continental American
Don't Cry Out Loud
As Time Goes By
Don't Wish Too Hard
Everything Old Is New Again
Audience
Interesting Changes
I Go To Rio
Intermission/I Honestly Love You
Puttin' Out Roots/This Sideshow's Leaving Town
More I See You (the)
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage
Puttin' Out Roots
Love Crazy
Natural Thing To Do (the)
Tenterfield Saddler
She Loves To Hear the Music

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
It Is Time for Peter Allen1977SP 3706
Love Crazy
She Loves To Hear the Music
Everything Old Is New Again
Interesting Changes
I Honestly Love You
Continental American
Natural Thing To Do (the)
More I See You (the)
As Time Goes By
Intermission/I Honestly Love You
Don't Wish Too Hard
Don't Cry Out Loud
Tenterfield Saddler
Puttin' Out Roots/This Sideshow's Leaving Town
I Go To Rio
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage
Audience

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just Ask Me I've Been There/I Honestly Love You19741655
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Honestly Love You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
More I See You (the)/This Time Around19761813
More I See You (the)
This Time Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
One Step Over the Borderline/I Could Really Show You19802303
One Step Over the Borderline
I Could Really Show You Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
She Loves to Hear the Music/Shy As a Violet19751722
She Loves To Hear the Music
Shy as a Violet

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Singer Songwriter199831454 0845
Honest Queen
5 O'Clock in LA
Lives of Me (the)
Dixie
Tenterfield Saddler
Just Ask Me I've Been There
Pretty Pretty
I Go to Rio
Back Doors Crying
I Honestly Love You
This Time Around
Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo)
Taught by Experts (I've Been)
Harbor
6:30 Sunday Morning/New York I Don't Know You
Planes
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Two Boys
Angels With Dirty Faces
I Still Call Australia Home
Love Crazy
She Loves to Hear the Music
Everything Old Is New Again
Interesting Changes
I Honestly Love You
Continental American
Natural Thing to Do (the)
More I See You (the)
As Time Goes By
Intermission/I Honestly Love You
Don't Wish Too Hard
Don't Cry Out Loud
Tenterfield Saddler
Puttin' Out Roots/This Sideshow's Leaving Town
I Go to Rio
Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage Audience
If You Were Wondering
Don't Leave Me Now
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
We've Come to an Understanding
Paris at 21
One Step Over the Borderline
Fly Away
Bi-Coastal
I Don't Go Shopping
Hit in the Heart
I Could Really Show You Around
Somebody's Angel
Simon
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Not the Boy Next Door
Once Before I Go
Sure Thing Baby
Waltzing Matilda
Medley #1: Come Rain or Come Shine/Rain,...

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Taught By Experts1976SP 4584
Puttin' Out Roots
She Loves to Hear the Music
Back Doors Crying
I Go To Rio
Planes
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage
This Time Around
More I See You (the)
Harbour
Taught By Experts (I've Been)
630 Sunday Morning/NY I Don't Know

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Very Best of199731454 0827
I Go to Rio
Don't Wish Too Hard
Quiet Please There's a Lady on Stage
I Honestly Love You
Fly Away
One Step Over the Borderline
Don't Cry Out Loud
Everything Old Is New Again
Tenterfield Saddler
I Could Have Been a Sailor
Bi-coastal
More I See You (the)
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
She Loves to Hear the Music
Just Ask Me I've Been There
I Still Call Australia Home


Peter Allen MUSIC CHARTS

Peter Allen on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Bi-CoastalSP 4825Billboard Pop123
I Could Have Been a SailorSP 4739Billboard Pop171
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Fly Away/Simon2288Billboard Pop55
2288Billboard AC45
More I See You (the)/This Time Around1813Billboard AC38