Peter Jones (drummer)

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Peter Jones
Birth name Peter Robert Jones
Born (1963-04-21)21 April 1963
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died 18 May 2012(2012-05-18) (aged 49)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, teacher
Instruments Drums
Years active 1984–2002
Associated acts

Peter Robert Jones (21 April 1963 – 18 May 2012) was an English-born, Australian-based musician.[1] He replaced Paul Hester on drums for Crowded House in mid-1994.[2] After the band split up in June 1996, he played in Deadstar with Caroline Kennedy and Nick Seymour, but did not return to Crowded House when they re-formed in 2006 about a year after Hester's death. Jones worked as a secondary teacher in Melbourne and on 18 May 2012 he died from brain cancer, aged 49.

Biography[edit]

Peter Robert Jones was born on 21 April 1963 and grew up in Liverpool.

Jones was also a member of Harem Scarem and Stove Top, and recorded with Melbourne rock band Lucy's Crown on their debut album.[3][4]

He also played with Ross Hannaford, Rowland S. Howard, Lisa Miller, Kate Ceberano, Tinpan Orange[5] and Melbourne musician David Hosking.[6]

On the Crowded House Farewell To The World DVD, Neil Finn mentions that Jones was a school teacher (at Roxburgh College, Victoria, Australia).

Jones died from brain cancer on 18 May 2012 in Melbourne, aged 49.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crowded House drummer Peter Jones dies at 45". BBC News. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Koha, Nui Te (19 May 2012). "Crowded House drummer Peter Jones dies after battle with brain cancer". News.com.au. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Lucy's Crown website
  4. ^ Peter Jones entries at Australian Rock Database:
    • Peter Jones: – Holmgren, Magnus. "Peter Jones". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 24 February 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
    • Vince Jones: – Holmgren, Magnus. "Vince Jones". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 19 March 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
    • Harem Scarem (1985–89): – Holmgren, Magnus. "Harem Scarem". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 19 March 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
    • Kate Ceberano and Her Septet (1986–88), Kate Ceberano and Her Sextet (1990): – Holmgren, Magnus. "Kate Ceberano". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 24 February 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
    • Crown of Thorns (1988–89, 1991): – Holmgren, Magnus. "Crown of Thorns". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 August 2003. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
    • Deborah Conway and The Mothers of Pearl (1991), Rose Amongst Thorns (1991): – Holmgren, Magnus. "Deborah Conway". passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 23 August 2003. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Tinpan Orange website
  6. ^ David Hosking