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Peter Gabriel

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel 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.

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PETER GABRIEL!!

PETER GABRIEL!!

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PETER GABRIEL!!

PETER GABRIEL!!

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PETER GABRIEL!!

PETER GABRIEL AT HIS THEATRICAL BEST!!

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Peter Gabriel on his wedding day with Jill Moore and family.

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One of the most euphoric live performances, this version of "In Your Eyes" is 7 minutes long and includes a rare lyrical intro only seen in live versions.

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"Sledghammer" is an iconic video, the most played video in MTV history. Its claymation effects are enjoyable and the song itself grooves irresistably. Peter Gabriel sings about proposed sexual activities with the woman of his choice while airplanes fly around his head, dead chickens dance, and everyone parties at the end.

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As simple as the title suggests, a reporter for the Guardian asks Peter several questions such as "When were you happiest?" and "What is your least appealing habit?"

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Peter Gabriel sits down for a very intriguing interview, in which he discusses alternative education found in travel and abolishing homework, and also talks about his innovative ideas reagarding technology.

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Peter Gabriel performs his rousing anthem "Biko" to an audience of millions. This photo was taken roughly in 1986.

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