Peter Waterman

Pete Waterman has been a friend of mine since our DJing days in the Midlands. Pete mainly worked out of Coventry in clubs such as the Mecca Ballroom and Mr George’s, I worked in Birmingham at venues such as Barbarella’s, Rebecca’s, Snobs and Mr Moon’s. Neither of us can remember when exactly we first met, although we have agreed it must have been sometime during 1971,1972. We both succeeded in working for record companies in 1973, Pete at Magnet Records and me at Nems & Immediate Records and we knew each other before then.

By 1983 Pete had started PWL Productions and I had started my own company Impulse Promotions, during 1984 we had the first of many hits together and are still working together today.

Our most successful artists are, Hazel Dean, Dead or Alive, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue and Steps.

Pete, was the first guest to visit the Museum on 1st September 2006, to add to the items already on show, we are now fortunate enough to have his prized Ivor Novello award for Songwriter of the Year.