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Peter Allen born Peter Richard Woolnough ; 10 February — 18 June was an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and entertainer, known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish costumes. In addition to recording many albums, he enjoyed a cabaret and concert career, including appearing at the Radio City Music Hall riding a camel.
Allen was the first husband of Liza Minnelliwith the couple divorcing after seven years of marriage; he later [ when? Several years after his death, the musical The Boy from Oz was written about his life. He grew up in nearby Armidalewhere he lived from about 6 weeks of age until the age of This is also where he first learned piano and dance. George never understood or got over this devastating event. Soon after this the family moved to Lismore to live.
This tale is told in the song " Tenterfield Saddler ". He began his performing career with Chris Bell as one of the Allen Brotherswho were a popular cabaret and television act in the early s in Australia. He began performing as "Peter Allen" around the same time. Allen commenced releasing solo recordings inbut throughout his career achieved greater success through his songs being recorded by others.
Allen's most successful album was Bi-Coastalproduced by David Foster and featuring the single "Fly Away", which in became his only US chart single, reaching No. One lyric for the song, "If you get caught between the moon and New York City", was adapted from an earlier song that he and Bayer Sager co-wrote. A video of Sinatra singing I Go To Rio - King Henry & The American Show Band - New York - New York song at Carnegie Hall was included as part of the Sinatra: New York package, released in I Go To Rio - King Henry & The American Show Band - New York - New York His "Up in One Concert" of was a big ratings success across the country.
When Australia won the America's Cup inhe flew to Perth to sing before an audience ofIn America, he appeared at the 30th anniversary of Disneyland.
One of his songs, '" I Still Call Australia Home ", became popular through its use in television commercials, initially for National Panasonic and, sincefor Qantas Airways. He made his Broadway debut on 12 Januaryin Soona rock opera that opened at the Ritz Theatre and ran for three performances.
Allen recorded a live album called Captured Live at Carnegie Hall where songs from his musical Legs Diamondwere previewed. The musical ran for 64 performances and 72 previews. After Legs Diamond closed he returned to Stardust - Michael Bublé - Crazy Love work, touring with Bernadette Peters during the summer of Allen married Liza Minnelli in ; they were divorced in Becoming more comfortable with his homosexuality from the s toAllen had a long-time partner, Gregory Connell.
Connell was a fashion model from Texas who designed the sound and lighting for Allen's shows and sang backup on his rendition of "I Go to Rio". Allen's last performance was on 26 January in Sydney. A documentary titled The Boy from Oz Your Mirror - Simply Red - Greatest Hits Allen was produced after his death, featuring clips from his performances as well as interviews with performers who worked with him.
A stage musical based on his life, also titled The Boy from Ozopened in Australia in Inthe musical opened on Broadway, becoming the first Australian musical ever to be performed there. In this production Allen was played by Hugh Jackmanwho won a Tony Award for his portrayal in Jackman performed this role again two years later when the show toured large arenas in Australia under the title The Boy from Oz: Arena Spectacular.
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