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Crispian St. Peters

Crispian St. Peters

(1939 – 2010)

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Crispian St. Peters

Crispian St. Peters
(1939 – 2010)

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Crispian St. Peters

(1939 – 2010)
About Crispian
This online memorial is dedicated to Crispian St. Peters who was a British pop singer most well known for his work in the 1960s. He is best known for his 1966 hit, "The Pied Piper".
Born Robin Peter Smith, as a young man, Crispian St. Peters performed in several relatively unknown bands in England. In 1956, he gave his first live performance, as a member of The Hard Travellers. Through the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was a member of The Country Gentlemen, Beat Formula Three, and Peter & The Wolves. In 1964, as a member of Peter & The Wolves, St. Peters made his first commercial recording.
Crispian St. Peters was signed to Decca Records in 1965. His first two singles on this record label, "No No No"
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and "At This Moment", proved unsuccessful on the charts. He made two television UK appearances in February of that year, featuring in the shows Scene At 6.30 and Ready Steady Go!
In 1966, Crispian St. Peters' career finally yielded a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart, with "You Were On My Mind", a song first recorded in 1964 by the Canadian folk duo, Ian & Sylvia, and a hit in the United States for We Five in 1965. Crispian St. Peters' single eventually hit #2 in the UK and was then released in the US on the Philadelphia-based Jamie Records label. It did not chart in the US at first, however his fourth release, "The Pied Piper", became forever known as his signature song, and it became a Top 10 hit on both
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sides of the Atlantic.
"The Pied Piper" had been recorded in 1965 by its writers, Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld, as The Changin' Times, but it was Crispian St. Peters' version in 1966 that made it into a hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #5 in the UK. No subsequent release would ever match the success of "The Pied Piper", although its success helped boost "You Were On My Mind" into the US Top 40.
In 1967, Crispian St. Peters released his first LP, Follow Me, which was followed by his first EP, Almost Persuaded, yet by 1970, he was dropped by Decca.
Later in 1970, he was signed to Square Records. Under this new record deal, Crispian St. Peters released a second LP, Simply, that year.
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Later still they released his first cassette, The Gospel Tape, in 1986, and a second cassette, New Tracks on Old Lines in 1990. His third cassette, Night Sessions, Vol. 1 was released in 1993.
Several CDs also came from this record deal, including Follow Me in 1991, The Anthology in 1996, Night Sessions, Vol. 1 in 1998, The Gospel Tape in 1999, and, finally, Songs From The Attic in 2000.
Crispian St. Peters passed away on the 8th June 2010. This is a tribute to his life and his music.
Remembrance Messages
On 25th Jul 2010
lesley leader
wrote:
god bless u pete..u was a true gent i always thought about u and missed coming round to hear u sing R.I.P ur always be a legend
Remembrance Messages
On 7th Jul 2010
andy jones
wrote:
God bless u pete..u brought joy to many..and to me u were a true friend..i'll miss u and yr quirky view on things..and wish i could have been there for u more at the end! The Professor!!
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Crispian St. Peters

This online memorial is dedicated to Crispian St. Peters who was a British pop singer most well known for his work in the 1960s. He is best known for his 1966 hit, "The Pied Piper".
Born Robin Peter Smith, as a young man, Crispian St. Peters performed in several relatively unknown bands in England. In 1956, he gave his first live performance, as a member of The Hard Travellers. Through the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was a member of The Country Gentlemen, Beat Formula Three, and Peter & The Wolves. In 1964, as a member of Peter & The Wolves, St. Peters made his first commercial recording.
Crispian St. Peters was signed to Decca Records in 1965. His first two singles on this record label, "No No No"...

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