Progressive. Exuberant. Intellectual. Peter Gabriel took us to new heights.
Peter Gabriel has taken on as many different roles post-Genesis as the theatrical roles he assumed as the band’s frontman. Whatever Gabriel does—be it writing hit songs or designing avant-garde amusement parks—he does it with style.
Chris Martin Inducts Peter GabrielChris Martin of Coldplay Inducts Peter Gabriel at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Peter Gabriel Acceptance Speech00:06:01
"In Your Eyes"00:07:49
"Digging In The Dirt"00:05:49
"Washing of the Water"00:03:30
Hall of Fame Essay
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.
He’s always been an innovator and a seeker, at the forefront of the digital revolution
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