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Name: Peter Skellern  
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Date of Birth: 4th March 1947
Place of Birth: Bury, Lancashire, England, UK
Profession: Composer
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Peter Skellern, born 14 March 1947, in Bury, Lancashire, is a British singer, songwriter and pianist. His first hit was You're a Lady, in 1972, which reached number three in the UK charts and number fifty in the USA.

In 1978 he had a minor hit with Love is the Sweetest Thing (which featured a backing by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band) winning the Music Trades Association award for best MOR Album of 1979.

In 1981 he wrote, composed and performed in a series of musical playlets for the BBC called Happy Endings.

In 1983 Skellern hosted the Private Lives chat show.

In 1984 he formed the first Oasis band from Manchester and became the lead singer. 'Simpergroup' Oasis was formed with Julian Lloyd Webber, Mary Hopkin and Bill Lovelady. The group released a self-titled album, Oasis in 1984 on Warner Brothers, which earned silver record acclaim. The group actually never performed live together although they did assemble three times to record their music. They made many attempts to combine classical and popular music genres, but their attempts failed to impress the public.


  • Peter Skellern - 1972
  • Not Without A Friend - 1974
  • A String of Pearls
  • Ain't Life Something
  • Oasis
  • Captain Beaky and His Band (contribution to Vol. II) - 1980
  • Stardust Memories album (a tribute to the Ink Spots) - 1995
  • A Quiet Night Out album with Richard Stilgoe - 2000

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