DER ENGLISCHE SINGER-SONGWRITER UND PIANIST PETER SKELLERN IST GESTORBEN
17.02.2017 Der am 14. März 1947 in Bury (Lancashire) geborene englische Singer-Songwriter und Pianist Peter Skellern (Bild) ist am 17. Februar 2017 gestorben
With his lyrics and vocal stylings echoing those of George Formby, Hoagy Carmichael and Noël Coward, and his penchant for brass band arrangements, Peter Skellern, who has died of cancer aged 69, sometimes seemed a man out of tune with the prevailing pop music trends of the 1970s and 80s. Nevertheless, after his breakthrough with the 1972 hit record You're a Lady, he drew loyal audiences for his frequent radio and television appearances and his many tours with another witty singer and composer, Richard Stilgoe.
After playing organ in his local church and becoming the choirmaster, Skellern went on to study piano at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was his wildly popular hit single "You're a Lady", which reached number three in the UK Singles Chart in 1972, that brought him into the limelight.
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