Vicky’s parents Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon and longtime producer of James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, the Beatles and many more) and Wendy Asher (an art collector and philanthropist) talked about their daughter Vicky in a recent Interview with Tidal. Check it out below:
Can you describe Vicky’s upbringing? When you found out you were having a child, what was important to you to impart to her?
Peter Asher: I suppose what we wanted to impart to her were traditional values. The most basic being nice to people, being honest and faithful — all of that kind of stuff, all the basic stuff that one likes people to be. I don’t think music specifically came into it and indeed, initially the talents she demonstrated were artistic and more film- and TV-related. In terms of what we wanted to impart, I think humanity.
Were there any particular books or songs that you shared with her pretty early on? Or any artists?
Wendy Asher: I think, obviously, she listened to the Beatles when she was three years old. She watched A Hard Day’s Night and those movies. She watched foreign films with subtitles.
Peter: In terms of books, like any parent, I brought her up on my favorites. Alice in Wonderland, I’m fanatic about. So she read those very early on. Oscar Wilde’s short stories. So it was a mixed bag of what her parents liked.
Wendy: She was into Goosebumps, too.