Peace

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Writer : Peter Gosling
Singer : Peter Hallet
Publisher: Keith Prowse Music Ltd
Unicef ; Promo
Year : 1970
Formate : 7 ” Single (+ CD 1990 ?)
Label : Sonet
Number : Son 212


But who was Peter? Was it Peter Gosling, who wrote it?. The record was originally recorded on a KPM Library disc, from which the backing music for TV/Radio ads are drawn. Also, at one time, Peter Gosling worked as a BBC announcer. However, that’s about all I can offer, so it’s over to you. Do you know anything more?

Update: At last - I received an email confirming: Peter Gosling wrote & produced the song, but the artist who sang the song was “Peter Hallett”. I was also given his email address, so I sent him an email, asking several questions relating to the song & his career, and this was the reply that Peter Hallett so kindly forwarded:

“Well, it’s taken me a while to get back to you so here goes. I was 18 years old when I recorded “Peace”. Peter Gosling was the writer and the arrangement was by Keith Mansfield, who at the time had had hits with Love Affair “Everlasting Love” and Marmalade “Ob La Di Ob La Da”.

The recording featured some top session players - Herbie Flowers, Alan Hawkshaw, Maynard Fergusson and the backing vocals of Sue & Sunny. “Peace” was a Top Ten hit in Holland and charted in several European countries.

It was voted record of the week by Radio One’s Noel Edmonds & Anne Nightingale, but sadly did not chart in the UK.

In 1991, “Peace” was re-released in Holland to commemorate the ending of the Gulf War. It was top of the radio playlist, being played every hour. It charted, but only in the top fifty.

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