Featuring the voice of Baby Come Back
The band Player came to be when Englishman Peter Beckett, who had moved to the United States shortly after the demise of his popular London-based band Paladin, met fellow musician J.C. Crowley at a party in Hollywood, CA. Within a week they were writing songs together. Then bassist Ronn Moss and drummer John Friesen joined the band and after many rehearsals and song-writing sessions, Player was born.
In January 1978, the band had an international number one hit with their first single: "Baby Come Back", which was co-written and sung by Beckett. The self- titled album went platinum and the band toured extensively. These classic outings included Boz Scagg's Silk Degrees Tour, Eric Clapton’s Slowhand Tour, Heart's Dog & Butterfly Tour and Kenny Loggin’s Footloose Tour, playing always to sold-out arena audiences. Four albums followed rendering four more top forty singles, including "This Time I'm In It For Love", which reached number eleven on Billboard's chart.
Peter Beckett has written hit songs for many artists including: Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rodgers, The Temptations, Poco, Janet Jackson, The Commodores, Cliff Richards, Survivor, Grace Slick, and more recently Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame.
Between the years 1989-1997, Peter was a featured member of The Little River Band and has written several singles for them. He has also garnered many movie credits as artist, producer and/or writer. These include: The Karate Kid, Two of a Kind, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Major League, St Elmo's Fire (Grammy Nomination), Frankie and Johnny, Rock Star, Terminator 3, Basic, Beyond Borders, Life or Something Like It, Dirty Dancing 2, and Transformers among others.
Player started performing again in 2003, always featuring an all-star line-up, which has included at various times members of The Cars, REO SpeedWagon, Foreigner and Little River Band. Peter and Ronn were part of Sail Rock 2013 and toured the country with Christopher Cross, Orleans, Firefall and many other great musicians. Player also released a new CD in 2013, “Too Many Reasons” for Frontiers Records and performed at “The Nurses Ball” on General Hospital.
Player toured Australia for the month of November 2014 and joined Rock The Yacht 2015 to tour with Little River Band, Stephen Bishop, Ambrosia and many more.
Peter Beckett's Player tours across the country celebrating more than 40 years since the original group celebrated it's break thorough hit.