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Peter Gabriel

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  • Year:
    2014
  • Inducted by:
    Chris Martin
  • Category:
    Performers
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Hall of Fame Essay

2014

Will Hermes

There have been many Peter Gabriels:

The Prog rocker who steered the cosmos-minded genre toward Earth; the semi-new waver more focused on empathic storytelling and musical innovation than fashion or attitude; the Top Forty hitmaker ambivalent about the spotlight; the global activist whose Real World label and collaborations introduced pivotal non-Western acts to new audiences; the elder statesman inspiring a new generation of singer-songwriters.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2014
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He’s always been an innovator and a seeker, at the forefront of the digital revolution

Chris Martin

Photography: Getty/WireImage

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