J. Peter Robinson

Film music contributor

1945 –


Who is J. Peter Robinson?

John Peter Robinson is an English composer who 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 Bates Motel, Wayne's World, Encino Man, Nightmare Cafe, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, Return of the Living Dead Part II, Vampire in Brooklyn, The World's Fastest Indian, The Bank Job, Cocktail and 1989 Blind Fury.

He also composed some music for the English version of Godzilla 2000. He, in addition, composed the music for the movie The Wizard, the John Schlesinger-directed horror film The Believers, as well as two songs from the film Shelter, 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.

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Sep 16, 1945
Also known as
  • Robinson, Peter, J.
  • Peter Robinson
  • John Peter Robinson
  • England
  • Royal Academy of Music

on July 23, 2013


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