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Peter Gabriel

Rock Vocalist Peter Gabriel
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Profession: Rock Vocalist


Why Famous: Genesis, In Your Eyes

Born: February 13, 1950
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age: 71 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

  • 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 Peter Gabriel quits Genesis
  • 1975-08-16 Singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis
  • 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 & AMry; and The Hooters
  • 1987-09-11 4th MTV Video Music Awards: Peter Gabriel wins
  • 1988-06-11 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert includes 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
  • 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

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