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Peter Allen

p, voc, 1944-1992 AU, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Singer / Songwriter of Pop
A.k.a. Peter Woolnough Allen

Peter Allen (born Peter Richard Woolnough; 10 February 1944 – 18 June 1992) was an Australian singer-songwriter and entertainer. His songs were made popular by many recording artists, including Elkie Brooks, Melissa Manchester and Olivia Newton-John, with one, "Arthur's Theme", winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1981. In addition to recording many albums, he enjoyed a cabaret and concert career, including appearing at the Radio City Music Hall riding a camel. His song "I Still Call Australia Home", used extensively in advertising campaigns, was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry in 2013.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Electric piano
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Tenterfield Saddler on At His Best by Peter Allen
I Go To Rio on Taught By Experts by Peter Allen
I Still Call Australia Home on The Very Best Of Peter Allen The Boy From Down Under by Peter Allen
Tenterfield Saddler on Tenterfield Saddler by Peter Allen
Fly Away on Bi-Coastal by Peter Allen
I Go To Rio on At His Best by Peter Allen
The More I See You on Taught By Experts by Peter Allen
Don't Cry Out Loud on I Could Have Been A Sailor by Peter Allen
Everything Old Is New Again - Live/1977 on It Is Time For Peter Allen by Peter Allen
You And Me (We Wanted It All) on Not The Boy Next Door by Peter Allen

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Ultimate Peter AllenPeter Allen2006Compil.
The Very Best Of Peter Allen The Boy From Down UnderPeter Allen2004Compil.
Tenterfield SaddlerOlivia Newton-John & Peter Allen2002Single
The Best Of Peter AllenPeter Allen2001Compil.
Captured Live At Carnegie HallPeter Allen1999Album
Singer - Songwriter: The AnthologyPeter Allen1998Compil.
A&M Digitally Remastered BestPeter Allen1998Compil.
The Boy From OzPeter Allen1995Compil.
At His BestPeter Allen1993Compil.
Don't Cry Out LoudPeter Allen1990Single
Making Every Moment CountPeter Allen1990Album
Legs DiamondPeter Allen & Legs Diamond Original Broadway Cast1989Album
A&M Gold Series - Peter AllenPeter Allen1988Compil.
Not The Boy Next Door / Fade To BlackPeter Allen1983Album
Just Another Make-Out Song / Fade To BlackPeter Allen1983Single
Once Before I Go / Fade To BlackPeter Allen1983Single
Music Research #210Ministry, Peter Allen1983Single
You And Me (We Wanted It All)Peter Allen1983Single
You Haven't Heard The Last Of MePeter Allen1983Single
Once Before I GoPeter Allen1983Single
Peter Allen The BestPeter Allen1982Compil.
The Songs OfPeter Allen & Carole Bayer Sager1982Compil.
The Very Best Of.... Peter AllenPeter Allen1982Compil.
Peter Allen & The Rockettes At Radio City Music HallPeter Allen1981Album
I Still Call Australia HomePeter Allen1980Single
One Step Over The BorderlinePeter Allen1980Single
Bi-CoastalPeter Allen1980Album
Bi-CoastalPeter Allen1980Single
Fly AwayPeter Allen1980Single
I Could Have Been A SailorPeter Allen1979Single
Paris At 21 / Don't Wish Too HardPeter Allen1979Single
Don't Cry Out LoudPeter Allen1979Single
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In LovePeter Allen1979Single
I Could Have Been A SailorPeter Allen1979Single
I Could Have Been A SailorPeter Allen1979Album
Tenterfield SaddlerPeter Allen1978Album
Tenterfield Saddler / Don’t Cry Out LoudPeter Allen1977Single
I Go To RioPeter Allen1977Single
Don't Wish Too HardPeter Allen1977Album
Don't Cry Out LoudPeter Allen1977Single
It Is Time ForPeter Allen1977Album
The More I See YouPeter Allen1976Single
Taught By ExpertsPeter Allen1976Album
She Loves To Hear The Music / Shy As A VioletPeter Allen1975Single
I Love You, I Honestly Love YouPeter Allen1975Single
Continental AmericanPeter Allen1974Album
Pretty PrettyPeter Allen1974Single
This Is Missing YouPeter Allen1974Single
Just Ask Me I've Been There / I Love You, I Honestly Love YouPeter Allen1974Single
I've Been Wanting You So LongPeter Allen1974Single
I Honestly Love YouPeter Allen1974Single
Tenterfield SaddlerPeter Allen1972Single
Just Ask Me I've Been There / The Other SidePeter Allen1972Single
Peter AllenPeter Allen1971Album
Honest QueenPeter Allen1971Single
You Haven't Heard The Last Of Me / Fade To BlackPeter AllenSingle
Livin'It Up (Friday Night) / I Go To RioBell & James / Peter AllenAlbum
I Go To RioPablo Cruise / Peter AllenSingle
Not The Boy Next DoorPeter AllenAlbum
More Than I Like You / More Than I Like YouPeter AllenSingle
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