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Peter Brian Gabriel
Woking, Surrey, England
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Musician; songwriter; record producer
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Peter Gabriel Fast Facts:
Formed Genesis while attending Charterhouse, a boarding school in England.
Gained a reputation as a flamboyant stage performer, often donning elaborate costumes for live concerts.
Left the band in 1975 to pursue a career as a solo artist.
Wrote the song "Biko" about human-rights activist Stephen Biko; it was one of the first pop songs to broach the subject of apartheid.
Released the album
in 1986 and reached the top of the charts with the singles "Sledgehammer" and "Big Time."
Founded Real World Studios in the late '80s.
Launched WITNESS, a humanitarian foundation that advocates the use of video and technology to document human-rights violations, in 1992.
Peter Gabriel Relationships:
Melanie Gemma Gabriel - Daughter
Isaac Ralph Gabriel - Son
Ralph Parton Gabriel - Father
Luc Gabriel - Son
Jill Moore - Ex-wife
Anna-Marie Gabriel - Daughter
Meabh Flynn - Wife
Anne - Sister
Rosanna Arquette - Ex-significant Other
Edith Gabriel - Mother
Peter Gabriel Awards:
2002 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Original Music Score - Winner
1993 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
1992 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
1995 Grammy: Best Music Video - Long Form - Winner
2009 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
2003 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
2008 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
2008 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
1989 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
1989 Grammy: Best New Age Performance - Winner
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