Pete Waterman has produced and/or written over 400 hit singles. With Matt Aitken and Mike Stock he created one of the most successful pop production teams of all time. PWL gave many hits to Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Steps, Mel &Kim, Donna Summer, Sinitta and Jason Donovan.
The above should make it clear that the following one hour interview should be listened to very carefully. We met in his office in 2004 and the first thing you notice is that Waterman is intensely passionate about music and knowledgeable about its history. We discussed his love of melody, his techniques of songwriting, his production concepts and his work with many major artists.
Listen closely, take notes and enjoy!