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Peter Gabriel

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Net worth 2018: $70 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Country: British
BirthDay: 13 February 1950
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.8 m
Education: St. Andrews Prep School in Horsell, Charterhouse School (Godalming)

Peter Gabriel was bornon 13 February 1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, British. Peter Gabriel is regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters and musicians of his time. One of his unforgettable hits is, ‘Sledgehammer’ from the album, ‘So’. Interestingly, he was a drummer initially and was associated with a number of rock bands. Mike Rutherford once famously commented, ‘Pete was—and still is, I think—a frustrated drummer.’ Just as he started out as a singer with an alternative rock group called ‘Genesis’, there was a time when audiences often did not understand the words he was singing. This was attributed to the bad sound reinforcement system. He realized that the only way that he could attract crowds to listen to him was by drawing attention through other means. Thus he took to donning fancy costumes. He quit ‘Genesis’ and embarked on a solo career. Over a period of time, he developed an interest in world percussion and has since, collaborated with several famous musicians. Apart from music, he also has been an activist for various humanitarian causes. He has a longstanding association with ‘Amnesty International’ and has extensively worked for the same. In addition, he also declared support for the British Labour party when it won by a landslide margin under Tony Blair. On the personal front, he has been married twice and has had a live-in relationship.


$70 Million


2012 saw the celebration of 25 years since the release of his album ‘So’


In 2010, an album called ‘Scratch my Back’ was released, with covers of songs sung by Radiohead, Paul Simon and David Bowie, among others


A solo album called ‘Up’ was released by him in 2002, after a decade


In 1998, he sang the song ‘That’ll Do’ for ‘Babe: Pig in the City’


His 1992 album ‘Us’ echoed his tensions, resulting in relatively darker sounds and singles


Throughout the 1990s, he was involved in the works of Real World Record Label, which was his maiden venture


He released ‘Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ’ in 1989, which was composed by him and made extensive use of worldbeats


Peter’s studio album ‘So’, released in 1986, charted at No


1985 saw the composition of another solo album called ‘So’, which was released the next year


In 1982, the album ‘Security’ was released, which became a huge commercial success largely due to the single ‘Shock the Monkey’


The second album came, which was self-titled in 1978 with the influence of guitarist Robert Fripp


He permanently quit the band in 1976 following the news of his wife’s pregnancy


He left the band briefly in 1975 for this film, only to be back a week later


Possibly his greatest success with ‘Genesis’ was the concept album ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ which released in 1974


He founded the band ‘Genesis’ in the year 1967, teaming up with Charterhouse lads Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Chris Stewart

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