Peter Case is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Buffalo, New York, April 5, 1954. Case has had a wide-ranging career ranging from new wave music to solo acoustic performance. In 1976, Case teamed up with Jack Lee and Paul Collins, to form early new wave band The Nerves in San Francisco. The Nerves' 1976 single, "Hanging on the Telephone", was eventually recorded by Blondie. After The Nerves disbanded, Case moved to Los Angeles and formed pop-rock band The Plimsouls in 1980. The group found success with the song "A Million Miles Away", but disbanded soon after.