J. Peter Robinson

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J. Peter Robinson
Birth nameJohn Peter Robinson
Born (1945-09-16) September 16, 1945 (age 73)
Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
Occupation(s)film score composer, arranger, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1960s – present
Associated actsBrand X, Quatermass, Phil Collins
Websitejpeterrobinson.com

John Peter Robinson (born 16 September 1945, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire) is an English composer, musician, and arranger known for his film and television scores. He studied piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and enjoyed a successful career as a session keyboardist throughout the 1970s, working with artists such as Brand X, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Shawn Phillips, Quatermass, Sun Treader/Morris Pert, Carly Simon, Bryan Ferry, Stealers Wheel, Andrew Lloyd Webber and others. He made his film music debut as a solo composer in 1985, scoring a number of successful films including The Believers (1987), The Kiss (1988), Cocktail (1988), Blind Fury (1989), Wayne's World (1992), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995, also directed by Wes Craven), Firestorm (1998), The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and The Bank Job (2008). He also composed for numerous television films and series including The Wonder Years, Eerie, Indiana, Tales from the Crypt, Todd McFarlane's Spawn, The Outer Limits, and Charmed.

In addition he scored the horror films The Wraith (1986) and The Gate (1987) with Michael Hoenig, and scored the English-language version of Godzilla 2000. He also composed music for the 1989 movie The Wizard, as well as two songs from the film Shelter (2007), and music in dozens of episodes of the TV series Charmed.

As a successful pop arranger, he has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Manhattan Transfer, Al Jarreau and Melissa Etheridge.

Discography[edit]

Quatermass 

- Singles :

  • 1970 : Black sheep of the family/Good Lord Knows
  • 1971 : Gemini/Black sheep of the family
  • 1971 : One Blind Mice/Punting

- Album :

  • 1970 : Quatermass
Jesus Christ Superstar 
Shawn Phillips 
  • 1970 : Contribution
  • 1970 : Second Contribution
  • 1971 : Collaboration : Piano, organ, bass on Moonshine and orchestral arrangements on The Only Logical Conclusion.
  • 1973 : Bright White : Keyboards and orchestral arrangments on All The Kings And Castles.
  • 1974 : Furthermore
  • 1974 : Do you wonder
  • 1976 : Rumplestiltskin's Resolve
  • 1977 : Spaced
  • 1978 : Transcendance : Piano on Implication.
Carly Simon 
  • 1972 : No Secrets : Piano on Embrace Me, You Child.
Yvonne Elliman 
  • 1972 : Yvonne Elliman
  • 1973 : Food of Love
Sun Treader 
  • 1973 : Zin Zin
  • 2001 : The Voyage
Stomu Yamashta's Red Buddha Theater
  • 1973 : The Man From The East - Original Score - Peter on Fender Rhodes on 4 songs.
  • 2007 : Two Originals - The Man From The East & Red Buddha Theater - Compilation.
Bryan Ferry 
  • 1974 : Another time another place
Ablution 
  • 1974 : Ablution - With John Gustafson, Barry De Souza, Jayson Lindh, Jan Schaffer, Malando Gassama, Ola Brunkert.
Lenny White 
  • 1975 : Venusian Summer
David Bowie 
Brand X 
  • 1978 : Masques
  • 1979 : Product - With Phil Collins
  • 1980 : Do they hurt ? - With Phil Collins
Phil Collins 
  • 1981 : Face Value : Prophet V on Behind the lines.
  • 1982 : Hello, I must be going : Piano, vibes on You can't hurry love.
  • 1998 : Hits - Compilation : On You can't hurry love
  • 2004 : The Platinum Collection - Compilation : On Behind the lines
  • 2016 : The singles - Compilation : Peter on Behind the lines and You can't hurry love.
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida)
  • 1982 : Something's Going On - Peter ; keyboards, string and horn arrangements. With Phil Collins, Daryl Stuermer, Steve Vai, Mo Foster, les cuivres Phenix Horns de Earth, Wind & Fire and The Martyn Ford Orchestra. Album produced by Phil Collins.
Mike Rutherford 
  • 1982 : Acting Very Strange
Eric Clapton 
  • 1985 : Behind the Sun - Peter also collaborated on the writing of She's waiting with Clapton, as well as playing synthesizer on 7 songs.
  • 1999 : Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton - Compilation
Joan Armatrading 

Partial filmography[edit]

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