Peter Asher teamed with his school friend, Gordon Waller, to form the group Peter and Gordon. The two hit the pop charts during the golden era of the British Invasion in the mid-1960s. They topped the charts both in America and England with several popular tunes, some of which were written by Peter's friend, Paul McCartney. Beginning in the 1960s, Peter began his second career in the music industry as an award winning recording producer. Among the artists he has worked with as a producer include Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.