Pete St John Biography, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Death, Songs, Wikipedia, Height, Weight, Parents, Siblings, Education, Awards won by Peter Mooney.
Pete St John Biography, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Death, Songs, Wikipedia, Height, Weight, Parents, Siblings, Education, Awards
Pete St. John, born Peter Mooney, was an Irish folk singer-songwriter.
St. John was born as Peter Mooney in Dublin, Ireland, in 1932. He composed The Fields of Athenry in 1979, and it was recorded by a variety of artists, being charted in the Irish Singles Chart on a several occasions. The song was recorded by Paddy Reilly, which was released in 1982, was on the Irish charts for 72 weeks.
He also composed a few of contemporary ballads, including “The Rare Ould Times” and “The Ferryman”, which were recorded by a variety of musicians, among them The Dubliners, James Last, Paddy Reilly, Mary Black. A version of “The Rare Ould Times”, as sung by Danny Doyle, spent 11 weeks on the Irish Singles Chart, reaching No. 1 in 1978.
St. John’s songs, which include “The Rare Ould Times”, sometimes express regret over the loss of certainties from the past (for instance, the loss of Nelson’s Pillar and the Metropole Ballroom, two symbols of the old Dublin, in the context of progress becoming a “city of my town”).
St. John won several awards, including the Irish Music Rights Organization “Irish Songwriter of the Year”.
He died in Dublin on March 12, 2022, at the age of 90.
Before death, Pete St John net worth estimated at $10 million.