Mostly Credited As: Peter Gabriel
Sometimes Credited As: Genesis
Birth Name: Peter Brian Gabriel
Date Of Birth: February 13, 1950 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Woking, Surrey, England
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Peter Brian Gabriel was born 13 February 1950 and at only 17 formed the rock group Genesis in 1967 with his friends, Anthony Banks, Michael Rutherford and Anthony Philips. He often did lengthy songs and dressed in costumes to illustrate his themes and overcome his stage fright. Peter also popularised "Stage Diving" where he would dive off stage and be passed around by the crowd, which is now popular at rock concerts and used by many. In 1976 he surprised everyone by leaving Genesis and starting a solo career. He gained considerable success with the 1986 song "Sledgehammer" which won an award for the video. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts.
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Member of the English rock group Genesis from 1967 to 1976.
Formed Genesis with Anthony Banks, Michael Rutherford and Anthony Philips in 1967.
His video for Sledgehammer won an award, beating the video by Genesis for Land of Confusion.
Peter Gabriel Quotes
There has always been a strong relationship between music and religion. It is because they both plug directly into the heart and can have real power for good or evil.
When I left Genesis there was some angst and I think everyone thought I was destroying their careers, but as soon as I left, the band sold a whole lot more records.
African artists are strong, charismatic and compelling, and I think they hold people's attention.