John Peter Robinson (born 16 September 1945, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire) 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 Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Shawn Phillips, Quatermass, 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 (also known as Highlander: The Final Dimension ), Return of the Living Dead Part II, Vampire in Brooklyn (also directed by Wes Craven), 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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