Peter Gabriel was born in London on February 13, 1950. His mother taught him to play piano at an early age and Peter actually played drums in the first bands he was with. Flute, keyboards and song-writing are also among his many talents.
He was 16 when he became the lead singer of Genesis, and left the group in 1975.
Peter’s first success as a solo artist came in 1977 with Solsbury Hill.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice. As a member of Genesis in 2010 and a solo artist in 2014.
Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2015, the University of South Australia awarded him an honorary doctorate and there are even more awards and honors on his resume.
From 1986, here’s Sledgehammer, Peter Gabriel’s only #1 hit and the most played music video in the history of MTV.