Peter Hooton

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Peter Hooton the lead singer of The Farm

Peter Hooton (born 28 September 1962) is the vocalist of Liverpool-based group The Farm.[1] He was also its sole founder member in 1983, overseeing its rise to prominence with two top 10 singles in 1990, its breakup in 1996 and reformation in 2004.

Hooton was born in Everton in September 1962, but moved to the new Cantril Farm estate as a child. In about 1980, he landed a job as a youth worker on the estate and it soon afterwards that this estate inspired the name for his band The Farm.[2]

Hooton is a committee member of Spirit of Shankly,[3] a Liverpool Football Club supporters union, which was created in 2008 with the aims of ousting the club's controversial owners Tom Hicks and George N. Gillett, Jr. and protecting the rights of Liverpool supporters. Hooton appeared on a BBC Radio 5 Live discussion about the future of football in Liverpool in April 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Barrett, Tony (7 May 2004). "Farm song to be FA Euro anthem". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. ^ Jones, Catherine (10 December 2007). "Stars line up for number one". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Management Committee - Spirit Of Shankly - Liverpool Supporters' Union".
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 5 Live in Liverpool 8-10 April 2010". 1 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-20.