At the beginning of the 1970’s he struck out on his own and I agreed to be his manager securing him a deal with Pye.
He put out 3 singles; none charted but all brim with 1970’s flavour:
- “Crickets” (with B-side “Wicked Melinda“) in August 1970,
- “The Man With The Golden Gun” / “Tampa Florida” in March 1971,
- “Safari” – see clip below; with B-side “Oh Solomon” in June 1971.
I drafted Peter Cowap to front Herman’s Hermits after Peter Noone left the band and in August 1971 the Hermits released “She’s A Lady“.
Sadly Pete passed away in 1997 at the age of 53.
He was an amazing musician and quite a legend in Manchester where they have held the Peter Cowap Music Festival for many years now.