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Big Boy Pete

Big Boy Pete
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Big Boy Pete is English-born guitarist and vocalist Peter Miller, aka Pete Miller (born in Norwich on 26 May 1942) who has lived in San Francisco since 1972. He is a veteran of the 1960s English pop music, starting out with a rock & roll band called Pete Miller and the Offbeats, who recorded an EP in 1958, and joining the beat group Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers in 1961.

He toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and most of the rest of the British Invasion. He released one of the first English psychedelic songs, "Cold Turkey", which placed his name in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A copy of "Cold Turkey" sold for £250 at Sotheby's Rock and Roll auction in London.

His 1965 record "Baby I Got News for You" on Columbia Records is also a sought-after collector's item. David Wells, owner of the British archival Tenth Planet record label has released four albums of Miller's 1960s music (released by Dionysus Records and Gear Fab Records in the U.S.). Recent releases are also on Raucous Records and Double Crown records. His recording studio in San Francisco recorded the early San Francisco punk scene and has serviced hundreds of bands since opening its doors in 1977.

His 1968 45rpm disc "Cold Turkey" is now a prized collector's item. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, U.S., includes this record in its list of Psychedelic Classics. Big Boy Pete's name is painted on the museum wall right next to the Beatles' name.

Founder and President of the Audio Institute of America, a State-licensed educational school for recording engineers, Miller engineered his first recording in 1959. He was in one of the bands from the original British invasion of the sixties as lead guitarist of Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, who toured extensively with the Beatles and Stones in those glorious years). He also had a solo recording contract with Columbia Records under yet another name - "Miller". The single "Baby I Got News for You" is another sought-after collector's 45.
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