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.