Peter Wood (musician)

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Peter John Wood
Also known as Peter Woods
Born 9 April 1950
Origin Middlesex, England
Died 1993
New York
Occupation(s) Session keyboardist
Years active 1976–1993
Associated acts

Peter John Wood (9 April 1950 – 1993)[1] was an English musician, a Keyboardist born in Middlesex, England. In his early years he lived with his parents in Hythe Field Avenue, Egham, Surrey. He was a member of Quiver, latterly "Sutherland Brothers & Quiver", and Natural Gas, before he began to work closely with Al Stewart, Roger Waters, as well as Cyndi Lauper, Jonathan Kelly, Tommy Shaw and Bob Dylan.

Wood is the co-writer of the 1976 Al Stewart single "Year of the Cat".

He was one of the original members of the "surrogate band",[2] who featured in Pink Floyd's The Wall live shows in 1980 and 1981,[3] and can be heard on the live album Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81.[2]

He played keyboards on Joan Armatrading's breakthrough album Joan Armatrading in 1976.

Wood died in December 1993 at the age of 43. There have been conflicting reports on the cause of his death, ranging from suicide to slipping on his kitchen floor and cracking his head open.[4] Other reports from friends claim he was taking antihistamine for a cold and then consumed alcohol causing an unintentional lethal effect.


  1. ^ - accessed September 2010
  2. ^ a b Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus. ISBN 9781849383707. 
  3. ^ Fitch, Vernon (2005), The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia (Third ed.), ISBN 1-894959-24-8
  4. ^ Brief "Unsung Hero of the Week" entry Retrieved 4-6-2013.

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