Peter Wood (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Peter Wood
Birth namePeter John Wood
Born9 April 1950
Middlesex, England
DiedDecember 1993 (age 43)
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • Keyboards
  • accordion
Years active1970–1993
Associated acts

Peter John Wood (9 April 1950 – December 1993)[1] was an English keyboardist born in Middlesex, England. In his early years, he lived with his parents in Hythe Field Avenue, Egham, Surrey. During the mid-1960s, he played in local band Barney J Barnes & the Intro who recorded for Decca. He was a member of Quiver, later to become Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, and Natural Gas, before he began to work closely with Al Stewart, Roger Waters, as well as Cyndi Lauper, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Jonathan Kelly, Orion the Hunter, and Tommy Shaw.

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.

See also[edit]


  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

External links[edit]