Everyone first came to know Peter Asher through the global smash “World Without Love” as one half of the British Invasion duo Peter & Gordon. He returns, now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond,” which brings a multimedia experience to the stage, hosted by the two-time Grammy winner. Asher moved effortlessly from his role with Peter & Gordon to music executive with the Beatles’ Apple Records, then famously (as in cover of Rolling Stone magazine-level famous) to producer and manager handling the careers of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and a host of others. Books abound, as do documentaries but now, finally, Asher tells first hand his tales from the eye of the cultural hurricane in this intimate evening.
Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. $40. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.
‘Wild About Harry’
Local musicians gather with fans of Harry Chapin for that annual rousing tribute to Chapin’s musical legacy and philanthropy in “Just Wild About Harry.” Stuart Markus, with his band Gathering Time, leads a lineup of Long Island’s top musical talents, in spirited renditions of Chapin’s many hits. This year’s slate includes newcomers Travis McKeveny and Pete Mancini, along with returning performers Patricia Shih, Lisa Itts, Robin Eve & Frank Walker, Robinson Treacher, Debra Lynne, Media Crime, Karen Bella & Mara Levine, Jerry DeMeo, Sid Cherry & Helen Schrier Pandal, Toby Tobias, Mike Barry, Folk Goddesses, and Christine Solimeno, plus assorted side musicians. And, of course, the evening features a performance by Markus and Gathering Time. As always, visitors are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food items to be collected by Long Island Cares, the regional food bank founded by Chapin.
Monday, July 15, 7:15 p.m. Free admission. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. (516) 572-0201 or special events line at (516) 572-0355.