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About John Carter

As part of a songwriting team with Ken Lewis, John Carter wrote several pop and rock hits in the 1960s, including Herman's Hermits' "Can't You Heart My Heartbeat," Brenda Lee's "Is It True?," the Music Explosion's "Little Bit o' Soul," and Peter & Gordon's "Sunday for Tea." The duo also made some recordings as Carter-Lewis in the early '60s, some of which had Jimmy Page on guitar; they were also part of the Ivy League, who had some British pop hits in the mid-'60s, and the forces behind the Flowerpot Men, who had a U.K. hit with the flower power satire "Let's Go to San Francisco." Carter did not pursue a career as a solo artist, but is given an entry because in the '60s he recorded many demos of his compositions, which were unearthed for CD compilations in the late '90s. ~ Richie Unterberger