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Saturday 9 June 2018

Beethoven - My Demise (1980)

b/w Foolish Pride

First of 2 solo 45's for London based Peter "Beethoven" Vas

After an unsuccessful audition as a second guitarist for the Sex Pistols (he had replied to an advert in the 27th September 1975 issue of Melody Maker) Pete joined Gloria Mundi. He played on their 1st 2 releases but was asked to leave the group before the release of their "Glory Of The World" 7" (Oct 1978).
In late '79 he secured a solo deal with RCA and released 2 45's, Again success was not forthcoming.
In 1981 after a meeting at the Crown & Sceptre Pub, London W1 he teamed up with Alasdair Murray to become the short lived Bete Noire [Pete (Guitar, Bass, Drums), Al (Voc)]

7" (Gloria Mundi) Fight Back / Do It - RCA PB-5068 (02/02/1978)
LP (Gloria Mundi) I-Individual LP - RCA Victor PL-25157 (07/07/1978)
[The Pack / Condemned To Be Free / Daughters Of Rich Men / I Like Some Men // I-Individual / You Talk / Park Lane / Split Personality / Victim]
7" (Beethoven) My Demise / Foolish Pride - RCA PB-5223 (15/02/1980)
7" (Peter Beethoven) You're The One / Holywood Kisses - RCA PB-5250 (23/05/1980)
7" (Bete Noire) Langham Street EP (1981 Unreleased)
[Diamonds / Spanish Girl / Only one / Disco Posing]

Other Info - 1987-1990 Pete was in the Pete Vas Group with Terry Horbury (Bass), Graham Eade (Drums) & Tony Korycki (Keys)

If you've any more info on Pete please get in contact.

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