Originally from Leicestershire, Peter Geoffrey Richardson’s playing has graced many a Canterbury Scene track.
He joined Caravan in 1972 as the viola player but also counts guitar, mandolin and cello amongst the many instruments he can play. Richardson’s arrival in Caravan coincided with the departure of Richard Sinclair and his cousin David. Some fans objected to his viola replacing David’s keyboards but he became an integral part of the bands developing sound. He describes how one Caravan track – Memory Lain, Hugh – was dreamed up.
More about this interview: Canterbury Scene – July 2009Memory Lain, Hugh/Headloss