Peter McCann

Peter McCann, an advocate and songwriter best remembered for “Right Time of the Night,” died on January 26, 2023. He was 74. McCann got his start in Los Angeles in the 1970s as a founder of folk-rock band The Repairs. After shifting his focus to songwriting, he secured a publishing deal with ABC and made an impact with “Right Time of the Night,” a 1977 pop hit recorded by Jennifer Warnes and produced by Jim Ed Brown. He charted his own pop hit in 1977 with “Do You Wanna Make Love.” McCann moved to Nashville in 1985 and placed cuts with Earl Thomas Conley, Janie Fricke, Kathy Mattea, Reba McEntire, and many others. Often working with NSAI, he spent decades lobbying for songwriters in Washington.