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Crowded House Drummer Peter Jones Succumbs to Cancer


Peter Jones, drummer for Crowded House from 1994 to 1996, died on Friday after battling brain cancer.

Peter was the drummer for the group for extended periods after Paul Hester left the band. He also played with them during the farewell concert Farewell To The World on the steps of the Sydney Opera House on Sister Madly. In addition, Peter played with Crowded House when they appeared on Later With Jools Holland.

He has played with Vince Jones, Kate Ceberano and was also a member of Deadstar with Caroline Kennedy, Nick Seymour (Crowded House) and Barry Palmer (Hunters and Collectors) for their second album.

Peter also played with Ross Hannaford, Rowland S. Howard and Lisa Miller.

A statement added to the Crowded House website today says, “We are in mourning today for the death of Peter Jones. We remember him as a warm hearted, funny and talented man, who was a valuable member of Crowded House. He played with style and spirit. We salute him and send our love and best thoughts to his family and friends”.

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