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When Peter Gabriel first appeared on stage in an extravagant costume, the band members of Genesis were just as surprised as the audience. The band's lead singer took it upon himself to push the edge of creativity and counter a terrible PA system by playing out a theme that stretched the imagination. For the band's song Foxtrot, Gabriel donned a flowery bodice with a helmet adorning Fox-feathers. Luckily, it worked. Genesis continued its upward bound mobility that garnered the bands reputation for as a great British bank that got its start in 1967.
By 1975, Gabriel decided that with the birth of his daughter and a strong desire to do gardening he would go solo without Genesis. The gardening part was a failure, but he and his daughter – who spent three weeks in an incubator after birth – grew strong enough for him to put more time into his solo singing experiment. His first four solo albums are called Peter Gabriel. That's it. No more. They were distinguishable by artwork not by title.
The fans loved him. He cranked out great ballads and wrote songs that inspired millions of fans. Admitting that his inspiration was Otis Redding, he tried to incorporate a feeling to his songs that connected with progressive rock as he termed it. Eventually, he has spend a considerable amount of time producing and promoting world music.
Even though music has been his bread and and butter for more than 45 years, Gabriel's reputation for humanitarian activism has grown along with the awards he has claimed along the way. His support of Amnesty International marks more than 25 years. As a fund raiser for the organization, he has performed in every one of Amnesty's Concert series for the last 29 year. He has worked directed with Sir Richard Branson and Nelson Mandela on a variety of project that center on helping those less fortunate then most.