Peter Laughner

Also known as Laughner, Laughter, P. Laughner
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Discography of Peter Laughner:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cinderella Backstreet 2 Audio 1987
2 Take The Guitar Player For A Ride 15 Audio 1993 Tim/Kerr Records
3 Peter Laughner: 7 Audio 1982 Koolie Productions
4 Baby's On Fire / What Goes On 2 Audio 1992 Singles Only Label
5 Baby's On Fire / What Goes On 2 Audio 1992 Singles Only Label

Cleveland, Ohio singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional journalist best known for being in the "classic" late period lineup of Rocket from the Tombs and also co-founding Pere Ubu after Rocket's split.

b. 22 August 1952 d. 22 June 1977 aged 24 of acute pancreatitis.

Laughner started his first band, Mr. Charlie, while he was still in high school. Bands that followed include a stint in Mr. Stress Blues Band as well as his own bands Cinderella Backstreet, Cinderella's Revenge, The Finns, Peter & The Wolves, The Original Wolverines, and Friction.

He championed the underground music of Cleveland and elsewhere, regularly visiting New York as the CBGB's scene was taking off in the early 1970's parallel to the Ohio music scene which led to him booking the first Television show outside of NYC at Cleveland's Piccadilly Inn.

He recorded hours of songs to tape, most of which have never been officially released. These include many originals and covers, solo, duo, or with his bands, as well as collaborations w/ Lester Bangs, Peter Stampfel, Terry Hartman, Charlotte Pressler (his wife during 1971-1976) and others.

Laughner also wrote for Creem, Zeppelin, Exit magazines, as well as the local Plain Dealer and Akron's Beacon Journal newspapers amongst other publications featuring his poetry, prose, music reviews and articles.

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