Scene News: Peter Hood (The Atlantics) 1943 – 2021

Peter Hood of the Atlantics has passed away in Queensland after a long illness. The band had an international hit with Bombora in 1963 and continued to record and release new music up until this year.

From the band:

It is with a saddened heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Atlantics’ Drummer, Peter Hood.

Peter passed away at 11.10am this morning, Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 at Robina on the Gold Coast. Peter, who had been gravely ill for a quite some time and was under professional care, lost his battle with illness and died peacefully with Carol, his wife of over 50 years by his side.

He was also closely attended by family members, and long-time friend and fellow band member, Jim Skiathitis.

Peter will be cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Gold Coast at a date to be announced/advised.

The Atlantics
Jim Skiathitis, Theo Penglis, Martin Cilia & Bosco Bosanac

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  1. Sorry to learn of Peter’s passing.
    I had a phone call from Tex Ihasz (ex Denvermen) this afternoon who had received the news from Jim earlier.

  2. Just saw this as I was listening to the atlantics play list on my iPhone. Sorry for all those left behind. Great band. Played Now it’s stomping time to shreds when I was 15.

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