Personalities | Peter Gabriel | Eighties | Rock

(Singer-songwriter, b. 1950)

Gabriel left Genesis in 1975. His first solo album produced the intriguing hit ‘Solsbury Hill’, telling of that departure. In 1980, the avant-pop of ‘Games Without Frontiers’ began a run of accessible art rock albums and singles including the political ‘Biko’, 1982’s Peter Gabriel (Security in the US), and 1986’s triumphant world-music influenced So and its mega-hit ‘Sledgehammer’. Gabriel now spends much of his time on his influential world-music label, Real World.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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