Pete Phipps

Drummer for live band for Sweet Dreams - Appears on Live from Heaven Video

Peter William Phipps was born in Clapham, South London on 5th August 1951. He is best known as the driving beatmaster and heart-throb teen-idol behind The Glitter Band, of which he has been a member since its inception in 1972. The Glitter Band (formerly The Glittermen), backed Gary Glitter for a short time before gaining notoriety and chart success in its own right. Using his vast experience gained from both The Glitter Band, and also from working with other high profile artists, Pete is able to play in a wide range of styles and genres, and always has the enthusiasm to try something unusual and new. In between recording the two XTC albums, in early 1983, Pete joined The Eurythmics, touring widely in the UK, Europe and the US playing the iconic venues of the time - Hammersmith Odeon, Manchester and Glasgow Apollos and Brighton Dome in the UK, and in the US, large open-air venues in LA and San Francisco. Of course there were appearances on Top of the Pops. The touring was as a result of recording their UK and US chart-topping single "Who's That Girl", and the A-graded album "Touch", which went down a storm and quickly reached No.1 in the UK album charts, remaining in the top 100 for 48 weeks. Pete's first gig with The Eurythmics was recorded in May 1983 at London's Heaven night club for MTV, later released as the 1985 Sweet Dreams Video Album. During this time, Pete was unsuccessfully approached by Fish to play for Marillion, and also by ex Thin Lizzy’s Gary Moore.

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