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Peter Gabriel

About

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. The album's most successful single, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards and, according to a report in 2011, it was MTV's most played music video of all time.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 distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services. Gabriel has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single "Biko". He has participated in several human-rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the Witness human rights organisation in 1992. Gabriel developed The Elders with Richard Branson, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.Gabriel has won three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement, the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Polar Music Prize. He was made a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers". In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize laureates in 2006, and Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. AllMusic has described Gabriel as "one of rock's most ambitious, innovative musicians, as well as one of its most political". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014. In March 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Australia in recognition of his achievements in music.

Articles

July 29, 2022

A new tribute album to Leonard Cohen is on the way

Iggy Pop, James Taylor and Peter Gabriel are among the artists who have covered songs for the album The post A new tribute album to Leonard Cohen is on the way appeared first on NME.

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July 28, 2022

James Taylor Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Coming Back to You”

The cover will appear on a new compilation, alongside other recordings from Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, and more

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June 5, 2022

Peter Gabriel to release first new album in 20 years this year, according to drummer

Manu Katché also says he will be touring with Gabriel in 2023 The post Peter Gabriel to release first new album in 20 years this year, according to drummer appeared first on NME.

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May 19, 2022

Sam Fender, Dave, Little Simz and more win at The Ivors 2022

Peter Gabriel, Shakira, Paul Heaton and more were also honoured at the awards ceremony The post Sam Fender, Dave, Little Simz and more win at The Ivors 2022 appeared first on NME.

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April 23, 2022

Arcade Fire on Peter Gabriel and Father John Misty’s involvement in ‘WE’

FJM flew to LA to assist Win Butler and Régine Chassagne while Gabriel contributed to a dance track called 'Unconditional II (Race and Religion)' The post Arcade Fire on Peter Gabriel and Father John Misty’s involvement in ‘WE’ appeared first on NME.

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April 7, 2022

Nic Collins Looks Back on Final Genesis Tour and Ahead to New Band Better Strangers

After helping his father Phil wind down his live career, the drummer discusses his current full-time project and the possibility of a Genesis reunion tour with Peter Gabriel

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March 27, 2022

Watch Genesis play last ever gig in London: “After tonight we’ve all gotta get real jobs”

Peter Gabriel was also on hand to bid farewell to his former band The post Watch Genesis play last ever gig in London: “After tonight we’ve all gotta get real jobs” appeared first on NME.

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March 1, 2022

Flashback: Steve Hackett Holds Impromptu Genesis Reunion With Peter Gabriel

This 1983 performance of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)," also featuring Mike Rutherford, is the last time Gabriel sang a complete Genesis song in public

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February 18, 2022

‘She’s Not Free’: Inside Roger Waters’ Quest to Release a Jailed Kurdish Musician

While Nûdem Durak sits in a Turkish prison, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Brian May and more have rallied to get the singer-songwriter a new trial

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Discs

Flotsam and Jetsam

September 13, 2019

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Rated PG

April 26, 2019

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This Is Party Man (feat. The Worldbeaters)

April 11, 2019

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The Veil

September 9, 2016

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I'm Amazing

June 17, 2016

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New Blood (Special Edition)

October 10, 2011

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New Blood

October 10, 2011

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Scratch My Back

February 12, 2010

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Scratch My Back (Special Edition)

February 12, 2010

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Growing Up Live

November 3, 2003

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Up

September 23, 2002

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Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence

August 16, 2002

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Long Walk Home: Music from 'The Rabbit-Proof Fence'

April 16, 2002

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OVO

June 12, 2000

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Secret World Live

September 13, 1994

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Us (Remastered Version)

September 27, 1992

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Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ

June 5, 1989

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So (2012 Remastered)

May 19, 1986

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So (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

May 19, 1986

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Birdy

December 15, 1985

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Birdy: Music from the film

March 18, 1985

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Plays Live

June 6, 1983

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deutsches album

September 9, 1982

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Peter Gabriel 4: Security (Remastered Version)

September 6, 1982

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Biko (Live at WOMAD 1982)

January 1, 1982

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eine deutsches album

May 23, 1980

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Peter Gabriel 3: Melt (Remastered Version)

May 23, 1980

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Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch (Remastered Version)

June 2, 1978

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Peter Gabriel 1: Car (Remastered Version)

February 25, 1977

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