Peter Allen (Grovedale, New South Wales, 10 February 1944 - San Diego, California, 18 June 1992), born Peter Richard Woolnough, was an Australian singer and songwriter. His songs were sung by Olivia Newton-John, Melissa Manchester and Frank Sinatra.
In 1967 he married Liza Minnelli, the wedding held out until 1974.
In the 70 's All publicly came out for his homosexuality. He got in that period a relationship with Gregory Connell, the relationship lasted until 1984 when Connell died of an AIDS-related disease.
All died In 1992 of AIDS-related cancer in his throat, head and neck. His ashes were scattered at sea after his cremation.
Among those who have covered his songs:
- Bobby Sherman ("Jennifer", "Just Ask Me I've Been There")
- Carole Bayer Sager ("I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love", "Don't Cry Out Loud", "you're Interesting," You and Me ", etc.)
- Anne Murray ("Everything Old is New Again")
- Peggy Lee ("I Go to Rio")
- Dusty Springfield ("Quiet Please there's a Lady on Stage", "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love", (But it's A) Nice Dream)
- Carly Simon ("Someone Waits For You")
- Pablo Cruise ("I Go to Rio")
- Frank Sinatra ("You and Me, We Wanted It All")
- Dionne Warwick and Sarah Dash ("somebody's Angel")
- Patti LaBelle ("I Don't Go shopping")
- Asha Puthli ("She Loves to Hear the Music")
- Maureen McGovern ("I Could Have Been A Sailor")
- Olivia Newton-John ("I Honestly Love You")
- Bernadette Peters ("Only Wounded", "I Never Thought I'd Break")
- Melissa Manchester ("Don't Cry Out Loud," "You and Me")
- Judy Collins ("I Could Really Show You Around")
- David Campbell ("I Honestly Love You")
- Glenn Yarbrough ("I Could Have Been A Sailor")
- Karen Akers ("Taught by Experts")
- Rita Coolidge ("I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love")
- Mystic ("Ritmo de la Noche") areas from "I Go To Rio"
Coldplay's single "pumped Waterfall" also assigning elements from "I Go To Rio".