b. 4 June 1945, Braemar, Grampian, Scotland. Waller made his name as the more fractious half of the Peter And Gordon duo in the mid-60s. When their relationship ended in acrimony in 1967, Waller elected to pursue a solo career, though he would never experience even a portion of the success of his former venture. Signing to Columbia Records, he recorded his debut single, GÇÿRosencrans BoulevardGÇÖ, in 1968. A Jim Webb composition, it featured a dense, orchestral arrangement which was unsuited to WallerGÇÖs more stylised vocal abilities. Successive singles GÇÿEvery DayGÇÖ and GÇÿWeeping AnnaeleahGÇÖ also failed. Waller then moved to Bell Records, but neither GÇÿI Was A Boy When You Needed A ManGÇÖ nor GÇÿ(YouGÇÖre Gonna) Hurt YourselfGÇÖ returned him to the charts. When he finally released his debut album in 1972 it was for progressive rock label Vertigo Records. The critical reaction to Gordon was overwhelmingly hostile, ensuring the recordGÇÖs fate as one of the worst-sellers in VertigoGÇÖs history. Disillusioned, Waller gave up the music business to take up farming. In the mid-70s he made a brief comeback, appearing on the Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soundtrack, but thereafter has remained quiet.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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