Peter Oxendale

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Peter Oxendale (b. 1950/1951 (age 69–70) is an English forensic musicologist and an expert witness on copyright infringement in music.[1][2] He was involved as an expert in the notable Blurred Lines lawsuit.[3][4] He was a keyboardist in the glam rock bands Sparks[5][6] and Jet and musical director for Chris de Burgh.[7] Oxendale also played keyboards on Ian Hunter's Overnight Angels album in 1977. He also played keyboards for 1980s pop group Dead Or Alive, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. In 1983, he served as touring keyboardist for John Foxx.


  • Easlea, Daryl (2010), "What Happened Next", Talent is an Asset: The Story of Sparks, Music Sales Limited, ISBN 9780857122377
  • Talevski, N. (2010), Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door, Omnibus, ISBN 978-0-85712-117-2, retrieved 2016-10-13


  1. ^ Marshall, Alex (2016-10-11). "The Man Musicians Call When Two Tunes Sound Alike". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  2. ^ Easlea 2010, p. 414.
  3. ^ Chi Chi Izundu (October 13, 2015), Music industry 'paranoid' after Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Blurred Lines case, BBC
  4. ^ Alex Marshall (16 October 2016). "Forensic musicologists get the call when 2 songs sound alike". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  5. ^ Easlea 2010.
  6. ^ Talevski 2010, p. 590.
  7. ^ John Ryle (February 1, 1999), "What have they done with my song?", The Guardian

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