Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career, with "Solsbury Hill" his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and it remains the most played music video in the history of MTV.
Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982. He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital… Read all
|Activity period||Birth: Feb 13 1950 (Chobham [GB] )|
|Member of||Genesis (from 1967 to 1975), Big Blue Ball (from 1991 to 1995)|
|Father of||Melanie Gabriel, Anna-Marie Gabriel|
|Son of||Ralph Parton Gabriel, Edith Irene Allen|
|Married with||Jill Gabriel (from Mar 17 1971 to 1987)|
|Involved with||Rosanna Arquette|
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|Wikipedia (IT)||http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter Gabriel|
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