Artist Watch:Peters and Lee

They appeared on the ITV talent programme Opportunity Knocks with  host Hughie Green and won for seven consecutive weeks, which was a record. This then led to them rush releasing their biggest hit called "Welcome Home". This was originally a French song, and was translated into English by Bryan Blackburn, and it even appeared in the Billboard charts too. It was the only UK number one. The song is part of 70s music culture, and was used to remind people of the 70s music era in a successful crisp advert in the 1990s.

The team were on TV all the time, mainly singing the same song over and over, but they did release "By Your Side" which was a minor hit in 1973. It was not until April 1974, when "Don't Stay Away Too Long"  flew up the charts to No.3 in the UK.

The group were on a roll now as the next hit "Rainbow" in August got to No.17. 

Then it all stopped, they released around 12 singles, but all failed to chart. Everybody just wanted to hear ""Welcome Home" again and again. Lennie Peters uncle was Charlie Watts, and in 1992 Charlie attended the funeral of Lennie who died of bone cancer.



    this is the link to my peters and lee Facebook pages with pix and info and rarities.

  2. I still love the songs of Peters and Lee


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I am one of those baby boomer's, who had the pleasure, and the FUN to grow up in the 1970s. The 70s music was so diverse, and the charts were for everyone from 8 to 80. That was when POP was fun, and the top forty really meant something as it was a shared experience. I have tried in this site to bring back the memories of the 70s, not just the pure pop, but also the heavy guys like Floyd and Black Sabbath. Everything had a place in the music of the 70s, and everything has a memory for one of us 1970s boomers.