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Peter Brian Gabriel (Gabriel, Peter)

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Musicians


1950 - Peter Brian Gabriel born on the 13th of February in Chobham, Surrey, England. He is an English musician.

1977 - His first eponymous solo album. He began exploring darker, more cerebral territory, incorporating avant-garde, electronic, and worldbeat influences into his music.

1982 - The record, as well as its two similarly titled successors, established Gabriel as a critically acclaimed cult artist, and with the Security album launched.

1986 - Began to move into the mainstream; "Shock the Monkey" became his first Top 40 hit, paving the way for his multi-platinum breakthrough So.

1990 - He released the hits compilation Shaking the Tree.

2002- Peter Gabriel has two daughters from his marriage to first wife Jill: Melanie and Anna. Melanie was a backing vocalist during Gabriel' Growing Up tour, and Anna filmed a documentary of that same tour, called Growing Up On Tour: A Family Portrait, currently available on DVD. Gabriel and his second wife, Maebh, had a son, Isaac.

2007 - Reported in The Times newspaper on the 21st of January. Peter Gabriel has announced that he will release his next album in the US without the aid of a record company. Gabriel, an early pioneer of digital music distribution, has raised £2 million towards recording and 'shipping' his next as-yet-untitled album in a venture with investment boutique Ingenious Media.


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