Peter Gabriel

British musician, composer and songwriter (born 1950)

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer and songwriter. He became famous as the singer and flute player in the progressive rock group Genesis.[1] After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has spent his time on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. Gabriel was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 with the group Genesis and again as a solo artist in 2014.

Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel in 2008
Peter Gabriel in 2008
Background information
Birth namePeter Brian Gabriel
Born (1950-02-13) 13 February 1950 (age 74)
OriginChobham, Surrey, England
GenresProgressive rock, experimental rock, pop rock, art rock, world music
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, flute, drums, piano, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, oboe
Years active1967–present
LabelsGeffen (US & Canada)
Real World
Atlantic (US & Canada)
EMI (Brazil)




  1. Peter Gabriel Biography Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine