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Peter Skellern (born on 14 March 1947 in Bury, Lancashire), where he attended the Derby Grammar School (now the Derby High School), is an English singer/songwriter and pianist. His first hit was "You're a Lady", in 1972, which reached number three in the UK singles chart and number fifty in the U.S.. March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Statistics Population: 60,718 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SD805105 Administration Metropolitan borough: Bury Metropolitan county: Greater Manchester Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester Historic county: Lancashire Services Police force: Greater Manchester Police Ambulance service: North West Post office and... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Derby High School is a secondary school, located on Radcliffe Road, Bury. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Pianist Glenn Gould, Toronto, 1974 A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


In 1978 he also had a minor hit with "Love Is The Sweetest Thing" (which featured a backing by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band), winning the Music Trades Association award for best MOR Album of 1979. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Selby Abbey, 2000 The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a brass band formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workers at the colliery. ... Middle of the road or MOR is a broad term encompassing a number of musical styles. ...


In 1981 he wrote, composed and performed in a series of musical playlets for the BBC called Happy Endings, and two years later Skellern hosted the Private Lives TV chat show. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest public broadcasting corporation in the world. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...


Later still, in 1984, he formed the first Oasis band from Manchester, and became the lead singer. 'Simpergroup' Oasis was formed with Julian Lloyd Webber, Mary Hopkin and Bill Lovelady. The group released a self-titled album, Oasis in 1984 on Warner Brothers, which earned silver record acclaim. The group actually never performed live together, although they did assemble three times to record their music. They made many attempts to combine classical and popular music genres, but their attempts failed to impress the public. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara For other uses of this word, see Oasis (disambiguation). ... The City of Manchester is a major city and metropolitan borough in the North of England, historically notable for its central role in the Industrial Revolution. ... Julian Lloyd Webber (born April 14, 1951) is a British composer and cellist. ... Mary Hopkin (born May 3, 1950) is a British singer. ... Warner Bros. ...


More recently he has been writing Choral music. Including Waiting for the Word, which was written for BBC Songs of Praise, 19 August 2001, Six Simple Carols and The Nativity Cantata that was written for the Hemel Hempstead based choir, the Aeolian Singers. It was first performed by them in 2004 and they have recently recorded it. Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... The Aeolian Singers, president Peter Skellern, was established in 1963. ...


Recordings

  • Peter Skellern — 1972
  • Not Without A Friend — 1974
  • A String Of Pearls
  • Ain't Life Something
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Captain Beaky and His Band (contribution to Vol. II) — 1980
  • Oasis — 1984
  • Who Plays Wins album with Richard Stilgoe — 1985
  • Stardust Memories album (a tribute to the Ink Spots) — 1995
  • By The Wey album with Richard Stilgoe — 1997
  • A Quiet Night Out album with Richard Stilgoe — 2000

Captain Beaky & His Band (Not Forgetting Hissing Sid!!!) (commonly shortened to Captain Beaky & His Band or just Captain Beaky) are two albums (volumes 1 and 2) of poetry, written by Jeremy Lloyd, set to music by Jim Parker, and recited by a selection of celebrities. ... Richard Stilgoe OBE. Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. ... The Ink Spots were an American vocal group that helped define the musical genre that eventually became known as doo-wop. ... Richard Stilgoe OBE. Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. ... Richard Stilgoe OBE. Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. ...

Recordings of Choral Music by Peter Skellern

  • The Nativity Cantata and other Christmas Music performed by the Aeolian Singers — 2005
  • So Said the Angel in the album A Cotswold Christmas performed by the Abbey School Choir, Tewkesbury.

The Aeolian Singers, president Peter Skellern, was established in 1963. ...

External link

  • Appreciation & Biography website

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Peter Skellern is famed for his 1972 world-wide hit You're A Lady, but has had a long and distinguished career that took him from concert pianist and recording artist through to composer of television themes, musicals and topical songs.
Peter Skellern was born in Bury in Lancashire in 1947.
Peter studied the piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the sixties and left there as a concert pianist in 1968 but after a few months of recitals he joined a pop group called The March Hare.
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Peter Skellern (born on 14 March 1947 in Bury, Lancashire), where he attended the Derby Grammar School (now the Derby High School), is an English singer/songwriter and pianist.
In 1981 he wrote, composed and performed in a series of musical playlets for the BBC called Happy Endings, and two years later Skellern hosted the Private Lives TV chat show.
Later still, in 1984, he formed the first Oasis band from Manchester, and became the lead singer.
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