Peter Gabriel

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
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Profession: Rock Vocalist


Biography: The lead vocalist for progressive rock band Genesis, which first formed when he was 15 years old and included Mike Rutherford and later Phil Collins.

After leaving the band in 1975 Gabriel released his first solo album in 1977. His greatest success as a solo artist came with the album "So" released in 1986. It included the singles "Sledgehammer, "Big Time" and "In Your Eyes".

Gabriel was known for his innovative videos at this time, and won a record ten MTV awards, nine of which were just for "Sledgehammer".

Gabriel is also known for setting up the WOMAD festival - World of Music, Arts and Dance, now successful worldwide and for his support of Amnesty International.

Born: February 13, 1950
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2002-06-09 "In Your Eyes" singer Peter Gabriel (51) weds Meah Flynn at Li Capanni Hotel in Italy

Historical Events

  • 1968-02-22 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
  • 1974-11-18 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel
  • 1975-08-16 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis
  • 1979-06-21 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Tim Blake and Peter Gabriel headline; other performs include: Steve Hillage, The Alex Harvey Band, and Sky
  • 1986-06-15 Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" tour concludes with megaconcert at Giants Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey; participants include: U2; Sting; Bryan Adams; Peter Gabriel; Lou Reed; Neville Brothers; Joan Baez; Joan Armatrading; Joni Mitchell; The Police; Jackson Browne; Yoko Ono; Miles Davis; Peter, Paul & Mary; and The Hooters
  • 1987-09-11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins (many times)
  • 1988-06-11 Freedom Fest: Anti-apartheid benefit & Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert addresses his continued imprisonment; performers include Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million
  • 1988-09-02 Amnesty International's "Human Rights Now!" tour begins in Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour
  • 1994-06-24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Levellers, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel headline; other performers include Spin Doctors, Johnny Cash, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dwight Yoakam, Lucky Dube, Oasis, and Iris Dement
  • 2007-07-07 Worldwide charity concert event "Live Earth" takes place at 12 venues on seven continents; performers include: Genesis, Keith Urban; Foo Fighters; John Legend; Melissa Etheridge; Dave Matthews Band; The Police; Roger Waters; Madonna; Alicia Keys; Garth Brooks; Crowded House; Jack Johnson; Shakira; Soweto Gospel Choir; Angélique Kidjo; UB40; Jack Johnson; Linkin Park; Rihanna; Pharrel Williams; Yusef Islam; Sarah Brightman; and Nunatak
  • 2010-03-15 25th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA; Genesis; Jimmy Cliff; The Hollies; The Stooges; David Geffen; Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry; Jesse Stone; Mort Shuman; and Otis Blackwell
  • 2014-04-10 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham
  • 2022-03-26 British rock band Genesis performs final concert of farewell tour at O2 Arena in London, England

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