Born 27 February 1955. In Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
Coil co-founder, writer, producer, video director, remixer, Psychic TV co-founder, Throbbing Gristle co-founder, artist, member of Hipgnosis design team, Sleazy the eighth dwarf (?).
"Trying to hold back the revision of history is always a good thing."
Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV and former TG member blames Christopherson's video (produced for Channel 4 in the UK) and his governmental ties for his exhile from England.
John Balance says "It's true that Peter's father is a so-called Knight Of The Realm, but this is an honoury title that he was awarded in the 60's for his achedemic work in Engineering. It is non-hereditory (ie is not passed on to Peter), and has got nothing to do with wealth or political power. Peter's family have never been rich or landed gentry. Incidentally his mother died in 1988 and his dad who is now 82, is in a Hospice suffering from Altzheimer's Disease. The suggestion that they somehow manipulated the political situation against Gen is absurd.
"Peter was a very creative partner in the Hipgnosis design team in the 70's, and he was paid well it at the time. In fact, he paid for many of the early TG records himself."
In reference to his own history of sampling, Peter says
"The mellotron employed sets of pre-recorded 1/4" tapes looped around large
frames, each one containing a recording of an instrument playing a single
note, which was brought into contact with a playback head when a key was