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Best known as one half of Go West, singer Peter Cox was born London on November 17, 1955; joining his school choir at age 12, he formed his first band at 18, dubbing the group Bodie after the song by Free, whose sound they most closely approximated. While playing the local club circuit Cox befriended Richard Drummie, with whom he began writing songs; in 1982, the duo signed a publishing deal, later securing studio time to record demo versions of their songs "We Close Our Eyes" and "Call Me." Adopting the name Go West, the duo signed to Chrysalis in 1984, enjoying moderate success throughout the decade before reaching their commercial peak in 1990 with the single "The King of Wishful Thinking," a cut from the soundtrack to Pretty Woman. In 1993 Cox relocated to Los Angeles to begin a solo career, debuting in mid-1997 with the single "Ain't Gonna Cry Again;" his self-titled debut LP followed soon after.