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Pete Atkin


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Pete Atkin (born August 22, 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and radio producer notable for his 1970s musical collaborations with Clive James and for producing the BBC Radio 4 series This Sceptred Isle.

Atkin did, and still does, write his own lyrics, but it was the collaboration with Clive James that produced his most famous songs. Pete Atkin and Clive James recorded six albums in the 1970s, as well as writing an album for Julie Covington, best known for her number one hit Don’t Cry For Me Argentina in 1976. However, despite Atkin’s popularity on the college performance circuit the records did not sell in any great numbers. When singer Val Doonican recorded a cover version of the song “The Flowers and the Wine” the royalties from that alone exceeded the total from all album sales.

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  • captainraymond

    Nice, reminds me of Pete Dello of Honeybus

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • nomoresongs

    I doubt Pete Atkin or Clive James will ever see this, but I have loved their music from a very long time and have weaned a LOT of people on Last onto it... but they spoil it all by not allowing any MP3 downloads, or any playing of their music. This is just totally stupid! Tell Hillside they can't have exclusive rights and you will become MUCH BETTER KNOWN!

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • azfad

    i like

    2 Apr 2008 Reply

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