Pete Waterman


Pete Waterman was born in Stoke Heath, England, United Kingdom on January 15th, 1947 and is the DJ. At the age of 77, Pete Waterman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 15, 1947
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Stoke Heath, England, United Kingdom
77 years old
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Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Songwriter, Talent Agent, Talent Manager, Television Presenter
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Elizabeth Reynolds ​ ​(m. 1970; div. 1974)​, Julie Reeves ​ ​(m. 1980; div. 1984)​, Denise Gyngell ​ ​(m. 1991; div. 1999)​
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Pete Waterman Life

Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born 15 January 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of the Coventry Bears rugby league team, and a keen railway enthusiast.

He wrote and produced several hit singles as a member of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting team.

He is the owner of significant collections of both historic and commercial railway locomotives as well as rolling stock.

Early life

Peter Alan Waterman was born in Stoke Heath, Coventry, Warwickshire. He was educated at Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School until he left in 1962 to work for British Railways. He became a steam locomotive fireman based at Wolverhampton (Stafford Road) depot. "I loved every minute of it" when he first started working for British Railways in 2002. The squalor was unreal, but the camaraderie was amazing." Waterman, who had been exiled by The Beatles, opted for a career in music after the depot's closing in 1963. He started as a gravedigger and then an apprentice at GM, eventually becoming a trade union representative in order to supplement his income as a DJ. He also worked as a coal miner.

Personal life

Waterman has been married three times:


Pete Waterman Career

Musical career

His DJ work began to take him around the UK, wowing larger audiences with a combination of rhythm and blues and soul music tracks he'd sourced, as he began to build a record collection out of rare US imports. He created several new initiatives, including matinée discos for under 18s at Coventry's Locarno club, giving him an insight into what music meant to a younger audience. Waterman discovered that the younger dancers preferred songs with high beats per minute, and that inspired his later work. Waterman first met Neville Staple, who later went on to be a vocalist for the Specials, a band that Waterman would only be a part of for a short time. Original Rude Boy, Waterman's biography, was published by Aurum Press in May 2009.

Waterman began working as an A&R consultant and spent time in Philadelphia, which included the introduction of the Three Degrees to the United Kingdom. He then moved to Jamaica, where he worked with Peter Tosh and Lee Perry, and was responsible for Susan Cadogan's reggae-crossover hit "Hurt So Good."

Waterman and Peter Collins formed Loose Ends in 1979, the first two artists to be influenced by World War I's "Good-Bye-Ee" and later hits with musicians like Musical Youth and Nik Kershaw. In 1984, he formed PWL (Pete Waterman Limited), after quickly attracting Hazell Dean's Matt Aitken and Mike Stock's song "Whatever I Do" was released. Stock Aitken Waterman was one of the 1980s' most influential musical production companies.

Waterman has appeared on at least twenty-two UK top-one hits with his performances (including Dead or Alive, Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Steps, Mel and Kim, Donna Summer, Sinitta, Cliff Richard, and Jason Donovan) and estimates that there have been upwards of 500 million sales worldwide (inclusive of singles, albums, compilations, and downloads, among other things). In the Steps video "Tragedy," a Waterman appeared.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Production firm Celador employed Waterman to write a song for their new quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Keith Strachan was deemed unsuitable by the corporation, who took the initiative instead.

Waterman co-wrote and produced with Mike Stock "That Sounds Good to Me," Josh Dubovie's 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry for the United Kingdom, which placed last place with ten points.

According to The Sunday Times Rich List, Waterman was worth £30 million in 2006/07.

With Michaela Strachan, Waterman co-presented The Hit Man and Her (1988-1992). He also appeared on Radio City.

Waterman has appeared as a judge on both Pop Idol (2001-2003) and also Popstars: The Rivals (2002). The former saw him become the head of One True Voice, the nation's highest-ranked girl group, Louis Walsh's Girls Aloud.

Waterman returned as judge for the second series of Pop Idol, but she was already dismissive of the eventual winner, Michelle McManus, and was clearly dissatisfied when she was not able to win. Waterman has since confirmed that he would not appear on any future talent shows (more specifically those created by his former Pop Idol colleague Simon Cowell) and has attacked more recent talent shows (specifically those produced by his younger Pop Idol colleague, Simon Cowell). Waterman has denied invitations to participate in The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, and American Idol, citing fixation claims and being put off by unprofessional conduct, including that of popstars: During the competition, Rivals co-judge Geri Halliwell said he refused to participate in The X Factor, quoting fixation allegations and being put off by unethical conduct.

Waterman has kept his promise not to appear as a talent show judge on Peter Kay's spoof talent competition show, and Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Soapstar Soapman of Neither Aristo's Got The Factor is a fictional spoof on the talent show scene. The show parodied Cowell's psychological manipulation, with Waterman memorably interrupting a funeral to inform an evicted contestant that the loss of his gran (who had died of surprise when learning his grandson had been barred from the competition) would provide the sob tale he needed to get him to the show.

Waterman's obsession with trains led him to a historic self-retrospective appearance in Waterman on Railways for Channel Four/the Discovery Channel. Waterman was also in an advertisement run by the National Blood Service in the United Kingdom, their sixth television commercial, which also includes Carol Smillie and Will Carling.

Waterman was one of the contestants in the 2009 series of the BBC show Celebrity MasterChef, but he was disqualified in the first round.

Waterman appeared on The X Factor: Celebrity in October 2019. During the auditions stage at Simon Cowell's house in Malibu, waterman performed as part of a main judge, alongside Randy Jackson, Howie Mandel, and songwriter Diane Warren.

Waterman conceived and produced the UK entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. This song was performed by the final three acts on Eurovision, Your Country Needs You! Josh Dubovie was selected to represent the United Kingdom on March 12, 2010. The song came as a result of heavy criticism, but William Hill's betting odds gave the song a 125-1 chance of winning, the longest odds for a UK entry ever. "That Sounds Good To Me" was the last entry in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, earning just ten points in total.


After being started dating INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, I had to sneak Kylie Minogue into the boot of my car: Pete Waterman reveals his bizarre experiences as a star producer, February 23, 2024
Pete Waterman (inset) and his creative collaborators Mike Stock and Matt Aitken's latest film I Should Be Lucky (I Should Be So Lucky), named after the hit Kylie single. Waterman shares stories including how he took a gamble on the former Neighbours star despite never having seen the show and the singer's relationship with Michael Hutchence (pictured left)

Steps are taking a new musical based on their hit songs as they follow in Take That and ABBA's footsteps, January 30, 2024
Here & Now will track the workers and customers of a seaside superstore and then load with songs from the company's back catalogue, which includes 14 consecutive UK top five hits. The musical has been written by Shaun Kitchener and produced by the band themselves in collaboration with theatre company ROYO and music mogul Pete Waterman, and is set to open in Birmingham in November.

AMANDA PLATELL: Harry's silence over his father and sister-in-law Kate shows he has never been more isolated, January 19, 2024
AMANDA PLATELL: What a surprise to learn on Wednesday that both the Princess of Wales and the King were undergoing intensive medical care. Kate, we learned, had already undergone abdominal surgery, requiring her to stay in hospital for up to a fortnight, and Charles will soon have a 'procedure' for an enlarged prostate. But not half as shocking as it should have been for Prince Harry, who reportedly didn't know about Kate's or even his father's health until he saw media bulletins. According to reports, Buckingham Palace has made every attempt to notify all senior members of the Royal Family, including Harry. However, the public announcement of Charles took place at 3.2 p.m. in California, which is 7.25 a.m.