Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel
  • Birth Name: Peter Brian Gabriel
  • Birth Place: Woking, Surrey, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/13/1950, Aquarius
  • Profession: 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 So 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:
  • Rosanna Arquette - Ex-significant Other
  • Edith Gabriel - Mother
  • Luc Gabriel - Son
  • Melanie Gemma Gabriel - Daughter
  • Isaac Ralph Gabriel - Son
  • Ralph Parton Gabriel - Father
  • Jill Moore - Ex-wife
  • Anna-Marie Gabriel - Daughter
  • Meabh Flynn - Wife
  • Anne - Sister
  • Peter Gabriel Awards:
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1989 Grammy: Best New Age Performance - Winner
  • 1993 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement - Winner
  • 2002 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Original Music Score - 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
  • 1992 Grammy: Best Music Video - Short Form - Winner
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner

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