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 Teacher
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Crowded House

Peter Robert Jones (21 April 1963 – 18 May 2012) was a Liverpool-born[1] Australian[citation needed] session drummer, who replaced Paul Hester in Crowded House in 1994.[2] After the band split up, he played in Deadstar with Caroline Kennedy and Nick Seymour, but did not return to Crowded House when they re-formed after Hester's death. He was also a member of Harem Scarem and Stove Top, and recorded with Melbourne rock band Lucy's Crown on their debut album.[3]

He also played with Ross Hannaford, Rowland S. Howard, Lisa Miller, Kate Ceberano, Tinpan Orange[4] and Melbourne musician David Hosking.[5]

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]


  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". Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Lucy's Crown website
  4. ^ Tinpan Orange website
  5. ^ David Hosking