People and groups associated with Peter Doyle and the songs he
performed as well as other artists and groups mentioned on the site.

Links in italics lead to links lists on this page or other information on the site,
all other links are to external sites.



Paul Layton - New Seeker - songwriter: Sweet Louise; cowriter: Idaho and Me and My Guitar

Mike Leander - cowriter (with Eddie Seago): One By One


Other Sites For More Artists' Information

Nostalgia Central

Stuart Leathwood on the Mersey Beat Website
Cowriter (with Gary Sulsh): Good Old Fashioned Music and (with Jonathan Hodge) Jungle Ted and the Laceybuttonpoppers

John Lennon (see also The Beatles) - cowriter - Ticket to Ride

Leo Brothers - formed by Peter Doyle and John Cartwright as The Phantoms, but later renamed as the Leo Brothers.

The Librettos - signed to the same record label as Peter Doyle in the 1960s, the Librettos often appeared on the same bill and provide backing for his solo performances.  Peter is pictured with the Librettos on the Gallery Sixties Page.

Originating in New Zealand in 1962, the band consisted of Johnny England, guitar; Paul Griffin, bass; Gordon Jenkins, drums; Roger Simpson. vocals and piano and Rod Stone, guitar.  By 1965 the line-up had changed almost completely, with only Rod Stone left from the original line-up and now accompanied by Craig Collinge on drums, Lou Parun, guitar and Brian Peacock, bass. They had reached the status of New Zealand's best group and relocated to Australia.  Lou Parun left the group in April 1966 and the other members disbanded in August. Rod Stone and Brian Peacock went on to join the Playboys for a trip to the UK backing Normie Rowe.
Librettos history at

Lilibert - Translator: Oh Ich Will Betteln, Ich Will Stehlen

Jay Livingston tribute on the LucyFan site - cowriter (with Ray Evans): Mona Lisa

Michael Lloyd at BR Music - the New Seekers' record producer during Peter Doyle's last few months with the group.  He also co-wrote Song For You and Me with Daryl Cotton & Steve Kipner.

Lobo at the The Fans of Lobo Websiite - songwriter: Goodbye is Just Another Word

Rob Lovett - The Loved Ones at Sandpebbles Fanzine.  A Virgil Brother and
cowriter: (with Young) I See Her Face, (and with Brian Peacock) It's a Beautiful Day, Shine People Shine and When There's No Love Left

Tony Macaulay - occasional New Seekers' record producer and songwriter:
Rusty Hands of Time and Sing Hallelujah

Peter McCann - songwriter: Do You Wanna Make Love?

Paul McCartney (see also The Beatles) - cowriter - Ticket to Ride

Eric McCusker at the Mondo Rock Website - songwriter State of the Heart

David Mackay - Musical Director, Supervisor, Producer, Arranger...... David Mackay has had a very busy career over the years including having been involved off and on over the years both with the New Seekers and with individual former members of the group.  His earliest association was with Peter Doyle when he was the Musical Director of the Virgil Brothers and he also acted as the executive producer for Peter's solo album Skin Deep in the mid 70sHis latest venture with a former New Seeker being to produce Eve Graham's latest work for ScotDisc.

Ralph McTell - songwriter: Streets of London

Barry Mann at mann/ - cowriter (with Cynthia Weil): Holy Rolling

Bill Martin at the Sunny Govan site - cowriter (with Phil Coulter): Hi, Hi Hazel

Hank Marvin at Wikipedia - cowriter: (with John Farrar) Skin Deep and When You Walk Away (with De Scalzi & Di Palo)

Billy Meshel - Song writer: If You Can Put That In A Bottlle.  Billy Meshel started off as a singer but soon decided to concentrate on his songwriting.  He later became a music publishing executive, working with well-known artists across many genres and is now CEO of his own company, Music & Media International.

Larry Morey at Jazz Biographies - songwirter: Heigh Ho

Mickey Newbury - songwriter: Doggone My Soul

Randy Newman - songwriter: I'll Be Home

The New Seekers

Nilsson - Songwriter: One and Rainmaker

Chauncey Olcott at Wikipedia - cowriter (with Ernest Ball & Graff): Irish Eyes

Peter Oliver - New Seeker

Tommy Oliver - worked on the New Seekers' musical arrangements during Peter Doyle's last few months with the group

The Osmonds - songwriters: That's My Guy and Utah

Lou Parun - rhythm guitartis with the New Zealand group, the Librettos, pictured with Peter Doyle on the Gallery Sixties Page.

Lyn Paul - New Seeker

Doris Payne (Doris Troy) Soulful Kinda Music and Spectropop Tribute - cowriter: Watcha Gonna Do About It

Brian Peacock - songwriter, bass guitarist, guitarist, vocalist - credited as a contributor to the New Seekers' New Colours album, he also co wrote a number of songs for the group.  It's a Beautiful Day, Shine People Shine and When There's No Love Left were co-written with with Rob Lovett and Captain Stormy with Peter Doyle.  Peter's path had already crossed with Brian Peacock's in the 1960's. He was a member of the New Zealand group, the Librettos, one of the groups to back Peter's live solo appearances in Australia.  The Librettos are pictured with Peter in concert on the Gallery Sixties Page.

When the Librettos disbanded in in 1966 Peacock joined the Playboys along with fellow LIbretto Rod Stone, replacing Bill Billings, John Cartwright and Neil McArthur before the group set off for the UK with Normie Rowe.  The trip was not the hoped-for success and before the end of 1967 Brian co-founded Procession whose debut single included Anthem, a song he co-wrote with fellow group member Mick Rogers.  They re-released the song in 1968 and 10 years later it became the last charting single release for the New Seekers.
Librettos history at

Peel - cowriter (with Richard Kerr): Evergreen

The Phantoms were used as Peter's backing band for his recordings on the Sunshine label.  In the early nineties Peter and John Cartwright chose to revive this name for their duo, they recorded a six track demo and later renamed their act, the Leo Brothers, after their star sign.

Simon Phillips at Drummers Unlimited - musician: Skin Deep LP

The Playboys  at Milesago (Normie Rowe)

Keith Potger - manager and former member of both the Seekers and New Seekers.  Producer for some new Seeker tracks and songwriter of All Right My Love, co-wrote
Evenings Make Me Blue with David Groom and Sing Hallelujah with Tony Macaulay.

Hans Poulsen - songwriter: Don't Want to Lose You, There's a Light, Wanderer's Song and co-writer of Anything You Might Say with Bruce Woodley.

Reg Presley at Dark Star - songwriter: Lost Girl

Buck Ram at Wikipedia - songwriter: The Great Pretender

Rae - cowriter (with Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway): Somebody, Somewhere

Regis - when Ricky Hitchcock was asked to form a band by an executive film producer he had worked with on various projects, his first thought was to include Peter as the lead singer.  Also included in the line-up were Gary Moberley (ex-Sweet) - keyboards and Henry Thomas (ex-Ginger Baker's Airforce) - bass.  After a couple of months of recording in Miami, the original drummer returned to England and was replaced by Steve Holly (ex-Wings).  When the expected recording contract deal fell through, the band went their seperate ways.

Smokey Robinson at the Soulwalking Website - songwriter: You're My Remedy

Stan Rofe
The Age
  Stan “the Man” Rofe (30.5.35 - 16.5.03) was an important figure in the Australian music scene from the late 1950's onward.  He was a great influence on public and performers alike, a Melbourne DJ and one of the first Australian DJs to play rock and roll, he was never afraid to play a record or champion a performer he believed in.
A good number of Australian artists including Merv Benton, Johnny Chester, Johnny Farnham, Marcie Jones, Johnny O'Keefe and Normie Rowe credit the part he played in their careers, suggesting a record for them to cover or helping them to get a gig through various promoters, encouraging, helping and advising them in numerous ways.  In early years, Stan organised Qantas pilots to bring in records from the USA and UK to play on his shows - they were not otherwise available in Australia at the time.
Stan's radio career started in 1956 with 3AK and he later moved on to 3XY 3UZ and 3KZ and in the 1970's returned to 3XY as musical director.  He also wrote for Go-Set magazine and appeared on TV.
In the 1990's Stan's role in the musical industry was honoured when he received a Special Achievement Award from the Australian Record Industry Association.
Much loved and respected across the music industry, Stan passed away on 16th May, 2003.
Normie Rowe

Rob Royer (see Bread) - cowriter (with James Griffin): Look What You've Done

Harry Ruby at Songwriters Hall of Fame - cowriter (with Bert Kalmar): Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)

Todd Rundgren's Connections - songwriter I Saw The Light

Russell - songwriter: Go Away




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