He may be best known his co-writing credit on the Al Stewart number 1 hit, Year of the Cat. He also played on Pink Floyd's The Wall tour, and toured with Lou Reed which you may see below if I can't find anything new on youtube. He's British but transplanted to New York, where he did a lot of session work, so you've probably have him somewhere on your itunes.
We became fast friends when he I shot him (and he shot me) when he was touring with Al Stewart. The picture of me on the cover of Everybody I Shot Is Dead was shot by Peter Wood. We had other strange encounters in the years after I met him in Vancouver, some which continue to remain a mystery. I think he would get a laugh at the story I wrote on him in the book. It has to do with my confusion over all the Peters I encountered back then.
I love this picture I took of him backstage...
Okay, no Lou Reed this time...you can see that footage on last year's birthday post . This time I found something from The Wall. It's Cyndi Lauper singing and you first see Peter around the 4:14 mark and then he has a solo at the 5:00 mark.
You can see lots more pictures and learn more about Peter Wood and the 47 other musicians in my tribute book, Everybody I Shot Is Dead.