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Peter Brian Gabriel was born on 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey England. He is a musician, singer, and songwriter, best known for being the lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. He has also had a very successful solo career and is responsible for several advancements in music. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Peter Gabriel? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $70 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, and became one of the biggest influences in music of his time. All of these ensured the current position of his wealth.

Peter Gabriel Net Worth $70 million

Peter’s mother was very music oriented, and taught him how to play the piano at a young age. He attended Cable House and then Charterhouse School from 1963. When he was first starting out in bands, he played the drums but would eventually change roles.

In 1967, he founded the band Genesis alongside Charterhouse Schoolmates Chris Stewart, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Anthony Phillips. They created their first album entitled “From Genesis to Revelation” and soon would grow in popularity. Gabriel also tried his hand at playing the flute as heard on Cat Steven’s album entitled “Mona Bone Jakon”. Genesis was starting to gain attention in various countries in Europe especially for their stage performances; Peter was well known for his unusual costumes, and soon they would start touring around the world. Eventually, Peter left the band in 1975, a move which surprised a lot of fans; according to him, tension was developing within the band because of his status and stage persona, which became especially noticeable while making their album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”, mainly written by Gabriel. He also opted to stay (at home) with his wife and first child, and that helped him reach his decision.

Eventually, Peter embarked on a solo career, and released his first four solo albums called “Peter Gabriel”; in order to separate them from one another, they were marked with roman numerals signifying their order of release, but were also referred to as “Car”, “Scratch”, “Melt”, and “Security” because of the covers’ artwork. Gabriel would pick up on his trend and name subsequent albums using one word, including “Up”, “So”, and “Hit”. His net worth was rising steadily.

After the release of his first album, he embarked on darker experimental tones which led to good reviews but no hit songs. Eventually, Peter found a greater interest in world music and started to apply this on his third album, which would end up gaining significant success with songs such as “Biko” and “Games Without Frontiers”. He would continue to tour to promote each of his albums and would find a significant increase in net worth after the 1986 album “So”, which reached top spots on the Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. It also went on to be certified triple platinum in the UK, with multiple chart topping songs in several countries. The song “Sledgehammer” would get nine MTV Music Video Awards and was regarded as one of the pioneers for current music videos, especially in terms of effects.
Gabriel continued his releases, and often worked on soundtracks of films such as “The Last Temptation of Christ”.

Eventually, Gabriel took a break from music, resurfacing in 2000. His return was marked by the release of the album “OVO” and Peter would start working on the soundtrack of the animated film “WALL-E”. In 2010, he released the album “Scratch My Back”, and the follow-up album “And I’ll Scratch Yours” which were mainly cover songs from various popular artists. One of his latest projects is the tribute song entitled “I’m Amazing” which was dedicated to Muhammad Ali.

For his personal life, Peter Gabriel was married Jill Moore(1871-87) and they had two daughters. He then went on to have a relationship with Rosanna Arquette but they never married. Gabriel has been married to Meabh Flynn since 2002, and they have two sons.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La banda sonora de la solidaritat 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: "No et rendeixis Don't Give Up"
Halt and Catch Fire TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Snowden 2016 performer: "The Veil" / writer: "The Veil"
Stranger Things 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quantico TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Disney Magic Kingdom 2016 Video Game writer: "Define Dancing"
Ochéntame... otra vez TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Acció política TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Postman Pat: The Movie 2014 performer: "Big Time"
The Americans TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) 2014 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Lone Survivor 2013 performer: "Heroes"
Lilyhammer TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Goldbergs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Glee 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2012 lyrics: "Bol" / music: "Bol" / performer: "Bol"
Rage TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Some Jerk with a Camera TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video "Intruder", "Wallflower", "The Drop", "Washing of the Water", "Darkness", "Biko"
Schnell ermittelt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
House M.D. 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Independent Lens TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The Walking Dead TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2010
NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Inside Job 2010 Documentary performer: "Big Time" / writer: "Big Time"
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Real World of Peter Gabriel 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Biko", "Rhythm of the Heat", "Growing Up", "Signal to Noise", "In Your Eyes", "The Tower That Ate People", "Games Without Frontiers" - uncredited / writer: "Biko", "Rhythm of the Heat", "Growing Up", "Signal to Noise", "Sky Blue", "In Your Eyes", "The Tower That Ate People", "Games Without Frontiers" - uncredited
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scrubs 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II 2009 Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special lyrics: "Down to Earth" / music: "Down to Earth"
Everybody Hates Chris TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
CSI: NY TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Im Winter ein Jahr 2008 performer: "Signal to Noise" / writer: "Signal to Noise"
WALL·E 2008 lyrics: "Down to Earth" / music: "Down to Earth" / performer: "Down to Earth" / producer: "Down to Earth"
The Rocker 2008 writer: "In Your Eyes"
Genesis: When in Rome 2008 Video lyrics: "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe", "The Carpet Crawlers" / writer: "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe", "The Carpet Crawlers"
La tele de tu vida TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
John from Cincinnati 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance 2007 writer: "Shock the Monkey"
Snow Angels 2007/I writer: "Sledgehammer"
Barnyard 2006 performer: "Father, Son" / writer: "Father, Son"
Cold Case TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005
WrestleMania 22 2006 TV Special performer: "Big Time" / writer: "Big Time"
Parashat Ha-Shavua TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
American Dad! 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Smallville TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Ha-Shminiya TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató 2005 TV Movie writer: "No et deixis Don't Give Up"
Criminal Minds 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary performer: "My Secret Place"
Rebound 2005 performer: "Sledgehammer" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams 2005 Video documentary performer: "Lead a Normal Life", "Only Us", "Fourteen Black Paintings"" / writer: "Lead a Normal Life", "Only Us", "Fourteen Black Paintings""
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duma 2005 performer: "When You're Falling"
In Good Company 2004 performer: "Solsbury Hill" 1976 / writer: "Solsbury Hill" 1976
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land 2004 Video documentary "Passion"
Shall We Dance 2004 performer: "The Book of Love" 1999
Canadian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 2 2004 Video documentary writer: "In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Woyzeck 2004 TV Movie performer: "Passion" / writer: "Passion"
South Park TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live 2003 Video documentary performer: "Here Comes the Flood", "Darkness", "Red Rain", "Secret World", "Sky Blue", "Downside Up", "The Barry Williams Show", "More Than This", "Mercy Street", "Digging in the Dirt", "Growing Up", "Animal Nation", "Solsbury Hill", "Sledgehammer", "Signal to Noise", "In Your Eyes", "Father, Son" / writer: "Here Comes the Flood", "Darkness", "Red Rain", "Secret World", "Sky Blue", "Downside Up", "The Barry Williams Show", "More Than This", "Mercy Street", "Digging in the Dirt"
The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 "When You're Falling"
Crossing Jordan 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gangs of New York 2002 performer: "Signal to Noise" / writer: "Signal to Noise"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 "Shaking the Tree 02 Remix" / performer: "This Dream", "Animal Nation", "Shaking the Tree 02 Remix" / producer: "Animal Nation", "Shaking the Tree 02 Remix" / writer: "Animal Nation"
Life or Something Like It 2002 performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 "Jigalong", "Stealing The Children", "The Tracker", "Ngankarrparni Sky Blue - Reprise" / writer: "Ngankarrparni" Sky Blue Reprise 2002, "Moodoo's Secret"
Vanilla Sky 2001 performer: "Solsbury Hill" 1983 / writer: "Solsbury Hill" 1983
Mark Twain 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Feeling Begins" / writer: "The Feeling Begins"
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Red Planet 2000 producer: "The Tower That Ate People" / writer: "The Tower That Ate People"
Starhunter 2000 TV Series "Darker Star"
Big Momma's House 2000 performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
Waking the Dead 2000 performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
The Bone Collector 1999 performer: "Don't Give Up" / writer: "Don't Give Up"
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special performer: "That'll Do"
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 performer: "That'll Do"
Felicity TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Why Do Fools Fall in Love 1998 arranger: "Call to Prayer" / producer: "Call to Prayer"
City of Angels 1998 performer: "I Grieve" / producer: "I Grieve" / writer: "I Grieve"
Perfect Body 1997 TV Movie performer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up" / writer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up"
Jungle 2 Jungle 1997 performer: "Shaking The Tree Jungle Version" / writer: "Shaking The Tree Jungle Version"
Wild Flowers 1997 writer: "Carpet Crawlers"
Phenomenon 1996 performer: "I Have The Touch" / writer: "I Have The Touch"
The Craft 1996 writer: "I Have the Touch"
Party of Five TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
Peter Gabriel: Eve 1996 Video Game performer: "Come Talk to Me", "Shaking the Tree", "In Your Eyes", "Passion" The Theme from The Last Temptation of Christ
Angus 1995 performer: "Washing Of the Water" / writer: "Washing Of the Water"
Strange Days 1995 performer: "While the Earth Sleeps" / writer: "While the Earth Sleeps" - as P. Gabriel
Virtuosity 1995 "Party Man" / performer: "Party Man" / producer: "Party Man" / writer: Underscore contains excerpts based on 'Parker's Theme'
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Special performer: "Lead a Normal Life" / writer: "Lead a Normal Life"
The Great Magic of Las Vegas 1995 TV Mini-Series performer: "The Rhythm of the Heat" / writer: "The Rhythm of the Heat"
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary performer: "Come Talk To Me", "Steam", "Across The River", "Slow Marimbas", "Shaking The Tree", "Blood Of Eden", "San Jacinto", "Kiss That Frog", "Washing Of The Water", "Solsbury Hill", "Digging In The Dirt", "Sledgehammer", "Secret World", "Don't Give Up", "In Your Eyes" / writer: "Come Talk To Me", "Steam", "Across The River", "Slow Marimbas", "Shaking The Tree", "Blood Of Eden", "San Jacinto", "Kiss That Frog", "Washing Of The Water", "Solsbury Hill", "Digging In The Dir
Natural Born Killers 1994 performer: "Taboo", "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Doubt" / writer: "Taboo", "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Doubt"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic 1994 TV Special documentary performer: "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Your Eyes", "Lay Your Hands on Me" / writer: "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Your Eyes", "Lay Your Hands on Me"
Beavis and Butt-Head TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1993 writer - 2 episodes, 1993
Philadelphia 1993 performer: "Lovetown" / producer: "Lovetown" / writer: "Lovetown"
The Last Supper 1993 Short performer: "Close Up", "Dressing the Wound", "Under Lock and Key" / writer: "Close Up", "Dressing the Wound", "Under Lock and Key"
L'argent fait le bonheur 1993 performer: "Solsbury Hill" / writer: "Solsbury Hill"
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion 1993 TV Special producer: "Of These, Hope" / writer: "Of These, Hope"
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert 1993 Video documentary writer: "Old Medley"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream 1992 TV Special performer: "Lay Your Hands on Me" / writer: "Lay Your Hands on Me"
Until the End of the World 1991 "Blood of Eden"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express 1991 TV Special performer: "Kiss of Life", "The Rhythm of the Heat" / writer: "Kiss of Life", "The Rhythm of the Heat"
Say Anything... 1989 performer: "In Your Eyes" / producer: "In Your Eyes" / writer: "In Your Eyes"
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter 1989 TV Special performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988 Documentary performer: "Sledgehammer", "With a Little Help from my Friends" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
The Chocolate War 1988 performer: "We Do What We're Told Milgram's 37", "I Have the Touch" / writer: "We Do What We're Told Milgram's 37", "I Have the Touch"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1985 - 1988 writer - 5 episodes, 1985 - 1986
The Freddy Krueger Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Shock the Monkey" / writer: "Shock the Monkey"
Cv 1987 Video short performer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up", "Shock The Monkey", "Mercy Street", "Sledgehammer", "I Don't Remember", "Red Rain" / writer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up", "Shock The Monkey", "Mercy Street", "Sledgehammer", "I Don't Remember", "Red Rain"
A Better Tomorrow II 1987 "Birdy's Flight"
Three Bewildered People in the Night 1987 writer: "Atmospherics Listen to the Radio"
Project X 1987 performer: "Shock The Monkey" / writer: "Shock The Monkey"
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1987 writer - 4 episodes, 1980 - 1987
A Year in the Life TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
A Better Tomorrow 1986 performer: "Birdy's Flight" / writer: "Birdy's Flight"
Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson 1986 Documentary producer: "Excellent Birds" / writer: "Excellent Birds"
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer 1986 Video short performer: "Sledgehammer" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
Starship 1984 performer: "San Jacinto" / writer: "San Jacinto"
Gremlins 1984 performer: "Out Out" / producer: "Out Out" / writer: "Out Out"
Hard to Hold 1984 performer: "I Go Swimming"
Against All Odds 1984 performer: "WALK THROUGH THE FIRE" / writer: "WALK THROUGH THE FIRE"
Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special 1979 1979 TV Movie performer: "Here Comes the Flood', "Another Day"
All This and World War II 1976 Documentary performer: "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Motherland 2016/III rumored post-production
Open Your Eyes 2016/III Documentary short Guest vocalist
Words with Gods 2014
Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 2013
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video
360° - Die GEO-Reportage 2007 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 Documentary short
Growing Up on Tour 2004 Video documentary short
Genesis: The Video Show 2004 Video
Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 TV Movie documentary
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002
Women's Day: The Making of a Bill 1998 Documentary short
Peter Gabriel: Eve 1996 Video Game
Bedr: Sinemada bir dolunay 1995 Documentary
Oikogeneiaki fotografia 1995 Short
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary
All About Us 1993 Video documentary
PoV 1990 Video documentary
Guns: A Day in the Death of America 1990 TV Movie documentary
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988
100 aviones de papel 1987 Short
Cv 1987 Video short
Big Time 1986 Video short
Birdy 1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2012 musician: featured vocal performance
Discovery Atlas 2008 TV Series documentary music producer - 1 episode
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 Documentary short executive music producer
Lo demás es olvido 2005 Short composer: additional music
Duma 2005 musician: vocals
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst 2003 Video Game composer: additional music
Starhunter 2003 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 music producer
Brimstone 1998-1999 TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary music producer
Toys 1992 musician
The Ghosts of Oxford Street 1991 TV Movie music producer: Sinead O'Connor
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 musician: drums, voice and keyboards
Captain Fish 2014 Short composer: additional music
The Americans 2014 TV Series soundtrack - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 TV Movie
Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 2013
Myst IV: Revelation 2004 Video Game Voice Over for the Spirit (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002 TV Series Musical Guest
Recon 1996 Short Detective John Grant / Killer
A Change of Heart with Ram Dass 1994 Musician
Der Schwammerlkönig 1988 TV Series
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer 1986 Video short
Starship 1984 Singer at the club (uncredited)
Haus Vaterland 1983 TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video producer
Peter Gabriel: Still Growing Up Live and Unwrapped 2005 Video documentary executive producer
Peter Gabriel: Eve 1996 Video Game executive producer
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog 1993 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: Eve 1996 Video Game concept
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary Secret World concept
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog 1993 Short

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary sound producer
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 additional sound recordist

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: Play 2004 Video video "Solsburry Hill"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary lighting original concept

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows 2015 Video special thanks
A Whisper to a Roar 2012 Documentary special thanks
John Carter 2012 thanks
Between the Mountain & the Shore 2010 Documentary thanks
Ghosts 2006 special thanks
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams 2005 Video documentary special thanks
Clowns 1999 Short special thanks
Dead Man Walking 1995 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern 2014-2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Genesis: Together and Apart 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis 2013 Documentary Himself
Miracle Rising: South Africa 2013 Documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Classic Albums: Peter Gabriel - So 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Under African Skies 2012 Documentary Himself
Festival de Música SWU 2011 TV Series Himself - Performer
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London 2011 Video Himself
Sunday AM 2011 TV Series Himself - Performer
Later... With Jools Holland 2002-2011 TV Series Himself
Guitar Center Sessions 2010 TV Series Himself
Guitar Center Sessions: Peter Gabriel 2010 TV Movie Himself
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields 2010 Documentary Himself
The One Show 2010 TV Series Himself
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Himself
Cirque du Soleil's Poetic Social Mission 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gomorron 2009 TV Series Himself
The Real World of Peter Gabriel 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Beyond Our Differences 2008 Documentary Himself
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special 2008 TV Movie Himself
Iconoclasts 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love 2008 Documentary Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
TED: The Future We Will Create 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Now 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE No Way Out 2006 TV Special Singing Voice (singing voice)
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos 2005 TV Movie Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Peter Gabriel: Still Growing Up Live and Unwrapped 2005 Video documentary Himself - Vocals, Keyboard
The Ungrateful Dead: In Search of International Justice 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment "My Secret Place")
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
All We Are Saying 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Growing Up on Tour 2004 Video documentary short
Genesis: The Video Show 2004 Video Himself
Peter Gabriel: Play 2004 Video Himself
Rainbow Soup 2004 Video short Himself
Growing Up on Tour: A Family Portrait 2004 Video documentary Himself
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Breakfast 2003 TV Series Himself
Children in Need 2003 TV Series Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2003 TV Series Himself
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live 2003 Video documentary Himself - Vocals
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1988-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself
The Genesis Songbook 2001 Video Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Zpráva o stavu sveta 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
La noche abierta 2000 TV Series Himself
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 2000 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Paris Concert for Amnesty International 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Performer
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1996-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself
1996 VH1 Honors 1996 TV Movie Himself
Peter Gabriel: Eve 1996 Video Game Himself
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself
1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
La constellation Jodorowsky 1994 Documentary Himself
Peter Gabriel's Secret World 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Vocals, harmonica
The Brit Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself (prerecorded footage)
All About Us 1993 Video documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
U 1993 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog 1993 Short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
Arena 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
The Simple Truth: A Concert for Kurdish Refugees 1991 TV Movie Himself
PoV 1990 Video documentary Himself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Himself
Genesis: A History 1990 Video documentary
Dance of Hope 1989 Documentary Himself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches 1989 TV Series Himself
New York Stories 1989 Himself (segment "Life Lessons")
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1988 Documentary Himself
First Bite 1988 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Fantastico 8 1988 TV Series Himself
Cv 1987 Video short Himself
Wogan 1987 TV Series Himself
A tope 1987 TV Series
Rockstop! 1987 TV Series Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 Documentary Himself
The Day of Five Billion 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1987 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best British Male
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Big Time 1986 Video short Himself
Greenpeace Non-toxic Video Hits 1985 Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Platine 45 1984 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1982 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1981 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 1980 TV Series Himself
Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special 1979 1979 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Rockpalast 1978 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Els dies clau 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Banda sonora 2010 TV Series Himself
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Prog Rock Britannia 2009 TV Movie Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Genesis: Then and Now - The History 2007 Video documentary Himself
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Loops! 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
La Marató 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató 2005 TV Movie Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Timeshift 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Genesis
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Computer Chronicles 1994 TV Series Himself
Le petit amour 1988 Himself (in condom ad) (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1980-1987 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman
2008 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman (music by)
2002 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Original Music Score Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
1996 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form Secret World Live (1994) · François Girard (video director)
· Robert Warr (video producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman (music by)
· Soweto Gospel Choir (performed by)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman (music)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman (music)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year WALL·E (2008) · Thomas Newman
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song WALL·E (2008)
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2002 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Music Score Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2002 IF Award IF Awards Best Music Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Song Red Planet (2000)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best New Theme Song in a Series Brimstone (1998)
1992 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form PoV (1990) · Mike Chapman (video director)
· Hart Perry (video director)
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
1985 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Against All Odds (1984) · Phil Collins
· Stevie Nicks
· Stuart Adamson
· Mike Rutherford
· Kid Creole
· Michel Colombier
· Larry Carlton


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#Fact
1 Is mentioned in the lyrics of the song "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" by Vampire Weekend.
2 His favorite singer is Otis Redding, whose music he has loved since he was a teenager and who inspired his biggest hit, "Sledgehammer".
3 His father was an electrical engineer and his mother was a musician.
4 In 1982, he was one of the first artists to record an album entirely on digital tape, and in 2000, he co-founded the first digital music download platform, OD2.
5 His wife Meabh gave birth to their second son, Luc, on July 5th 2008 weighing in at 7 lbs, 2 oz. They also have a son Isaac born in 2002.
6 Chosen by Time Magazine in 2008 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Placed in the Heroes & Pioneers category, the tribute to him was written by Desmond Tutu.
7 His third and fourth album were also released in German. The third album was titled "Ein Deutsches album", his fourth "Deutsches album".
8 His song "Shock the Monkey" was covered by Coal Chamber with Ozzy Osbourne on the album "Chamber Music".
9 His album "So" was included in College Music Journal's list of the "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time" and #1 in the "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1986", ranked #14 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums of The 80's" survey and #187 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
10 Ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
11 Winner of the 2006 Q Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by Moby.
12 (3rd October 2006) Winner of the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards.
13 Awarded the Frankfurt Music Prize in 2006.
14 He was the winner of the 1987 British Phonographic Industry Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Video for his song "Sledgehammer" following the success of his multi-million selling album "So". He also won the 1993 Brit Award for British Producer.
15 His song "Solsbury Hill" was covered by Erasure on their 2003 album "Other People's Songs".
16 His song "In Your Eyes" was covered by Darren Hayes.
17 His song "Don't Give Up" was covered in 2005 by Bono and Alicia Keys for the charity "Keep a Child Alive". Willie Nelson and Sinéad O'Connor also recorded a version of it for Nelson's 1993 album "Across the Borderline". John Legend and Pink recorded a version of it for Herbie Hancock's album "The Imagine Project", released in 2010.
18 Bandmate Phil Collins took over vocals from him when he left Genesis in 1975. He sang back-up vocals to Collins on the single "Take Me Home" in 1985. Sting also sang back-up vocals on that same song.
19 Though he left Genesis in 1975, he reunited with the band twice. Once in the early 80s for a special charity concert (Steve Hackett wasn't there, except for the two encores) and in 1999 to record a song for a greatest hits collection. Steve Hackett was there for that reunion, making it the first time the original five performed together since 1975.
20 His famous song "Solsbury Hill" talks about why he decided to leave Genesis while the band was growing at a fast rate.
21 Presented with the Music Industry Trusts' Award for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry. [November 2004]
22 Never scored a UK number one single, but "Sledgehammer" topped the US singles chart in 1986. Ironically, it knocked "Invisible Touch" by his former band Genesis, off the top spot.
23 In 1999, he reunited with his former Genesis bandmates Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett for a re-recording of the Genesis song "The Carpet Crawlers" (originally from their 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"), which appears on the Genesis compilation "Turn It On Again: The Hits".
24 He can play piano, keyboards, percussion, flute, recorder and harmonica.
25 Performed at the "46664" AIDS concert. [November 2003]
26 Performed for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [November 2003]
27 His song, "I Don't Remember", was covered by Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth and the H Band on the album "Live Spirit: Live Body" (released 2002).
28 Genesis' 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" came sixth in Classic Rock Magazine's list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time. [March 2003]
29 Genesis had one hit single during his time as the lead singer, "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" which reached 21 in 1974. It was later covered by former Marillion singer Fish on his 1993 album "Songs From The Mirror".
30 His song "Biko" was covered by Simple Minds on their 1989 album "Street Fighting Years".
31 Some sources state that he suffers from bipolar disorder.
32 Because of his song "Biko", about South African civil rights leader Stephen Bantu Biko, the apartheid government of South Africa banned all of Peter Gabiel's recordings. The bans have since been lifted.
33 Member and promoter of Amnesty International.
34 Two daughters: Anna-Marie born on July 26, 1974 Melanie born August 23, 1976.
35 His song "Solsbury Hill" is titled after a small hill on the edge of the city of Bath, England. The hill is the site of an ancient dwelling and is now part the UK National Trust.
36 His own company, Real World, promotes world musicians and their music.
37 Dated Rosanna Arquette
38 Peter Gabriel was one of the founding members and the original lead singer of the group Genesis, one of the most influential and popular British progressive rock bands. He left the group for a solo career in 1975 after recording albums including "Foxtrot", "Selling England by the Pound" and the concept album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".

#Quote
1 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was the highlight of my time in Genesis. I convinced the band to go with my story idea and I also convinced them to let me write all the lyrics. I know there is some controversy about that, but the truth is novels are rarely written by committee.
2 It was the first time I ever felt like I was singing for my life, like it had a larger purpose than putting money in my pocket or selling records. Outside of Lamb, it was my favorite moment with Genesis.
3 Tony (Banks) and I were the best of mates, but we fought like siblings. We had this constant battle of keeping the power of the other in check. I know it drove the other three crazy, but that was our working dynamic. We were the founders and co-leaders of the band, we had big ambitions, and we were scared to death of failure.
4 Never say never, I suppose, but like the saying goes, stick to what satisfies your hunger now, not what might fill you up later.
5 Despite prog probably being the most derided musical genre of all time there were - as today - a lot of extraordinary musicians trying to break down the barriers to reject the rules of music.
6 [on David Bowie] He meant so much to me and to so many. He was a one-off, a brilliant outlier, always exploring, challenging and inspiring anyone who wanted to push the boundaries of music, art, fashion and society. There are so few artists who can touch a generation as he did, we will miss him badly.
7 [on Phil Collins] I respect Phil. I think he's a natural musician who can sit down and play most things very well. There's respect between us, and we'll be happy to do odd pieces together.
8 In England, because rock 'n' roll is pretty tied up, like football, with working-class mythology, there's quite a lot of press resentment to any ambitions in rock by middle-class people. That was definitely something to battle with in the first few years.
9 I am certain that Israelis and Palestinians will both benefit from a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders. We have watched Palestinians suffer for too long, especially in Gaza. I am not, and never was, anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic, but I oppose the policy of the Israeli government, oppose injustice and oppose the occupation... I am proud to be one of the voices asking the Israeli government: 'Where is the two-state solution that you wanted so much?' and clearly say that enough is enough.
10 [on Phil Collins] Three things interested me about him. One, he was a good drummer. He knew how to do complex things only skilled drummers can do. I saw him as a significant upgrade to what we currently had in that role and that would open up new possibilities for us as a band. Two, he had a great sense of humor. Tony, Mike and I were pretty uptight, public school kids. We took ourselves too seriously at times. Phil, with his drama school background, came from a place where anything goes. He could diffuse situations with a joke or turn the attention away from band conflicts to him, making us all laugh and forget about what we were even arguing about in the first place. Third, he added another band member who could sing. I was able to do harmonies and other vocal arrangements that weren't possible before his arrival.
11 In rock as a whole there have been many great songs which have had really appalling lyrics but there have been no great songs which have had appalling music.
12 In opera you have this very abstracted form of singing, through a brilliant technique often, but for me as a listener it doesn't have the emotional impact that I get when I listen to great soul or blues music.
13 I love to laugh. Spike Milligan was a hero to me and I was a big Fast Show [The Fast Show (1994)] fan, but I'm not sure that part of me comes across when I bore people about politics and social stuff. People can't always see who you really are.
14 [on The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014)] Many of the laughs are at my expense, but it also had me laughing a lot. I think you will enjoy it. There are also many great cameos, my favourites being from Reeves and Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse.
15 I don't want all musicians preaching at me all the time but I think it's really the first universal language, all around the world, young people listen to rock music, and to have that attention and that possibility for giving out information and not to use it for anything other than saying who you laid last night is, I think, a waste of time.
16 [on the death of Nelson Mandela] To come out of 27 years in jail and to immediately set about building a Rainbow Nation with your sworn enemy is a unique and extraordinary example of courage and forgiveness. In this case, Mandela had seen many of his people beaten, imprisoned and murdered, yet he was still willing to trust the humanity and idealism of those who had been the oppressors, without whom he knew he could not achieve an almost peaceful transition of power. There is no other example of such inspirational leadership in my lifetime.
17 [on "Graceland" by Paul Simon] At the time we had this Amnesty tour too which went out in '88 and we were discussing amongst the artists whether we should go and perform there, and strangely enough Youssou N'Dour and Tracy Chapman, the black artists, were arguing that we should go and the white artists were saying "We've been asked to do this cultural boycott, we shouldn't". I'm still not completely sure. I think I wouldn't have done it at the time and in the way that he did it because of the cultural boycott but, in the end, did it help South Africa and South African music? Definitely. So it's difficult.
18 [on "Biko"] It was quite an important thing because it was the first directly political thing that I'd ever done, and I thought because of my background it wouldn't be taken seriously, and Tom Robinson was very good at encouraging me at the time and saying "If you get attention and money moving in the right direction, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks". That song, I think, changed a lot of things for me and connected me in a deeper way to Amnesty and other human rights work.
19 [on "Peter Gabriel 3"] Ahmet [Ahmet Ertegun], who I still think is one of the legends of the music business and I loved him, but he thought I'd been in a mental hospital when he heard "Lead a Normal Life" and "Biko". Who was going to be interested in this stuff? I was with Atlantic in America, through Charisma which was the small label to which I was signed, so I was promptly dropped.
20 [on "No Self Control"] We went on Top of the Pops (1964) and the great belief in those days was that you get on Top of the Pops (1964) and you quadruple your sales. We went on Top of the Pops (1964) and our sales halved. I don't know what that has to say about the way we looked or the way the music was but it confounded every industry pundit.
21 [on Apartheid in 1988] Reading the press, people ask why we sing about South Africa. South Africa is the only country in the world which has racism enshrined in its constitution.
22 Primarily I make noises and ideas.
23 [in 1978] If I consider my current financial situation realistically, I would say that I'd be able to survive in this cottage with my wife and two children living fairly decently for five years. No more than that - and that's being generous - and therefore I am concerned about selling records and being a success. Right now I'm just not compromising - that's all.
24 Music, you see, was suddenly something I could identify with. It was the only thing that could obliterate the feeling of sheer misery and uselessness.
25 [on Charterhouse] My first night in the school is still vivid in my mind. There were no curtains on the windows and the lights from the cars passing on the road would reflect across the ceiling. It just reminded me of a sky full of bombs, and there were lots of boys crying uncontrollably - it was their first time away from home. It was just all such an incredibly ugly thing to recall. They always say you can tell an ex-public school boy in prison because he takes to it like a duck to water.
26 I was from a typical upper middle class background, I suppose. My father's father was a very wealthy timber merchant and manufacturer and though he broke away from all that in a sense, there were still traditions to be handed down.
27 You have a choice. You can live in a world where the people make some effort to improve things or you can live in a world where people don't give a damn, and I'd rather be in the first.
28 Rock is one of the few areas left in the creative field where artists can be in control of what they do and if you're not putting your self and your soul into it, and there's not some measure of integrity, then I think it reads.
29 My parents put me in for an aptitude test when I was a teenager and the report came back saying that the only thing that I was good for was photography or landscape gardening.
30 I learned quite early on that if you're making music you should be recording, regardless of having to sit through hours and hours of rubbish. It's just that the magic moments come and you always think, 'Oh, I can remember that', and you never do it the same again twice but if you've got a recording. So I had all these recordings and a lot of it wasn't so good but it did mean that some of the times when I found a melody that ended up in the song, we had it there.
31 [on being a pop star] I always like to say, amazing place to visit, not a very nice place to live. In the end, it sort of sucks you dry and you find people who can only write about the road 'cos that's all they know and live, eat and breathe. I think real life is not bad and sometimes should be undertaken seriously.
32 [on his best-selling solo album, "So"] It turned me into a pop star for at least a week.
33 [on "Don't Give Up"] Dolly (Dolly Parton) turned it down... and I'm glad she did because what Kate (Kate Bush) did on it is brilliant. It's an odd song, a number of people have written to me and said they didn't commit suicide because they had that song on repeat or whatever, and obviously you don't think about things like that when you're writing them. But obviously a lot of the power of the song came from the way that Kate sings it.
34 [on "From Genesis to Revelation", the first Genesis album] What that album did convince me is that I could write a pop song. We recorded it in this tiny studio on Denmark street in central London. We were kids at the time, and we were just so excited to be in a recording studio. Absolutely everything excited us. When the record was advertised in Record Mirror, it was the first time I'd seen our band name in print. It was the most thrilling thing I'd read in my life.
35 [on his best-selling solo album, "So"] "So"'s massive success was a great facilitator. Many of the things I love to do today - Witness.org, thetoolbox.net, theElders.org, Gabble and Womad - would have been a lot more difficult to realise without the opportunities and connections success can bring.
36 [on Youssou N'Dour] His voice is like liquid gold.
37 "Sledgehammer" was my chance to sing like Otis Redding! I saw him aged about 16, at the Ram Jam Club in Brixton. It's still the best gig of my life.
38 I started out as a drummer and I still think like one. Everything I write starts with rhythms. I'm not a good keyboard player, and I'm even worse on the guitar. In fact, I'm a terrible musician! But I do think that I can find disparate elements and put them together in a way that's different to other people. I hope that's inspiring to all other miserable, useless musicians out there!
39 [on "Red Rain"] When emotion is blocked, which is an English tradition, it sometimes has a habit of seeping out of unsuspected edges, so here there was a story I was working on at one point called Mozo, which I ditched, but the idea was of a town unable to express its emotion and so it becomes externalized in the form of blood red rain and this red sea, so that's its main preoccupation and then put in the context of a relationship I'm sure there's some of my experience thrown in there.
40 [on Phil Collins, who replaced him as singer in Genesis] In some ways he was a more natural singer than I was.
41 [on making music videos] I had a place at film school at one point before I thought I could make my living making noises and that's still something which I'm very interested in, and so videos gives us a chance to get involved in that. I'd like to learn a lot more.
42 [on Lana Del Rey's "Video Games"] It was actually Charlie Winston, who's a wonderful singer that we have, who turned me on to this track and I'm in love with it at the moment. I think it's a perfect pop song.
43 Free expression and human rights have been the life-blood of so much of the work I've done in the last few decades and Amnesty's campaigning has been a life-changing part of that. Those of us who have the eyes and ears of the media have a responsibility to amplify the voices of the voiceless. I'd be delighted if everyone who comes to one of my concerts picks up some Amnesty literature and checks out their work.
44 The first record I bought when I saved up my pocket money was 'With The Beatles'. 'Please, Please Me' was coming over the radio. I would sit in the back of my parents' car when we were on these long drives down to the coast. And what people forget, I think, is that at the time, it was really rebellious, rough, mischievous and full of life, and irresistible to any young person. The Beatles were a huge influence as I was growing up, and continued to be as there was all that revolution around their success.
45 I was extremely lucky in 1967, when I was 17 years old, to go and see Otis Redding perform at the Ram Jam Club in Brixton in London. When he came on, it was like the sun coming out. It was just this amazing voice, totally in command, great band, great grooves and passion that permeated everything. I think he's a supreme interpreter, and what a heart.
46 I can remember where I was when I first heard Hendrix's (Jimi Hendrix) 'Hey Joe', which was at school in a particular room upstairs and it was, in fact, in the next-door room. And my ear perked up and I went in and listened to it and just had to find out about who this artist was. I think particularly when you're growing up, songs are like memory stamps. And I think people go through life and they have these intense experiences that are really beautiful or really horrible that just get locked into a certain song.
47 I think MP3 is a giant step backwards in that we all spend a lot of time trying to make things sound really good and then it gets compressed. But I like that sense of it being a much freer medium ... technology has very often shaped the music [such as] the first singles having the physical limitations of the format determining the length of music. Those physical limitations in a way shaped the way music was composed. I think suddenly that has been unleashed and I think freedom is generally a very scary concept for artists.
48 I've not been bored but then I've also made decisions to have an interesting life rather than trying to maintain a successful career. And they are slightly different paths. I have interest in technology and benefit projects that go along with the music. Now I know mathematicians and filmmakers, pioneering medical researchers and all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds. One of the big buzzes has always been brainstorming with a bunch of people smarter than myself and I get to do that quite a lot on quite a lot of different subjects.
49 I admire artists that can create joy. I think I've done it a couple of times, but it's not regularly on the menu. Melancholy comes a lot easier. But I have a lot of respect for good pop music that's done well. Smart writing and good grooves, good sounds.
50 I've always loved artwork and album art. I think it's been a huge part of what people identify and feel about the music and the records. I used to love gatefold sleeves... when you would sit with a new record and open it up it was just a precious moment. Now we've gone into this digital world a lot of that has been lost.
51 Charlie Gillett was such a benign godfather to so many artists who have fallen under the name of world music. Bumping into Charlie was always one of my regular delights at Womad. There are many artists around the world who owe a good slice of their income to Charlie's enthusiasms. His generous and good nature, fired by his passion, was a beacon of light in the music world and a rare and wonderful example to all of us involved.
52 It's a lot easier making emotional miserable music than it is making emotional happy music - joy is a much harder fish to catch.
53 [on "Scratch My Back"] I wanted to let these songs speak, so I become personally minimal in their presentation. Left to my own devices, I tend to put layers on top, I fuss too much. So, early on with this, I decided to make rules. No drums or guitars. Just chamber instruments, keyboards and brass.
54 A lot of songs come with a time stamp. I remember where I was when I first heard "Hey Joe" or "Love Me Do". They become like sound traps, because pop introduced to songwriting the idea that sound was as important as the notes, the harmony and the rhythm.
55 [on "Scratch My Back"] I've always been a songwriter first and foremost, and with X Factor's [The X Factor (2004)] stress on performance, I felt the craft of songwriting has got rather overlooked. So I thought, if we could put a twist on the covers thing, make it a genuine exchange and a dialogue with other musicians, rather than a homage to just one song, then we could create something different.
56 Something happens with age. You're becoming more yourself, whether you like it or not. You lose some high notes. You're not aspiring to be someone else. You listen to Dylan [Bob Dylan], Randy Newman or Tom Waits, and to how their voices have evolved over the years, and, uh, you get a sense that there's more grain and texture, and less trying for this or that.
57 I love Radiohead, from the onset, pretty much. The Bends was done up the road from us in the West Country. And so I had a conversation with Thom Yorke who said he was interested in doing the Wallflower song, so I was really excited to hear that. Besides writing great songs with wonderful sounds, they are always unafraid to push themselves as arrangers and musicians and writers and I love that about them.
58 "Heroes" is one of those classic songs . . . it's one of my favorite Bowie [David Bowie] songs and I was a Bowie fan right from the beginning.
59 My kids came with me to see one of these bands that recreate early Genesis stuff. They said to me afterwards, "Dad, if you can make a living like that, there's hope for us!"
60 [on dressing as a flower in Genesis] Horticulture has a lot going for it.
61 [on taking ten years to make an album] If you're looking at the movement of the Earth it's a very short space of time. But you know, the older you get, it's more about quality and less about frequency.
62 The worst brief for an artist is to be told they can do anything. I have always believed that artists are a lot more creative if you tell them what they can't do.
63 When I started, you couldn't get signed unless the label thought you could sell 100,000 records. It took us two years playing gigs to get signed.
64 Sting is right in what he says about The X Factor (2004). If I was a TV commissioner, I wouldn't take the show off the air, but I'd put on one that showcases new songwriting talent, featuring unique voices. Doing covers, impersonating other artists should not be the only option or goal to aspire to.
65 [on the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq] This is a fundamental issue of life and death and I very much think the Prime Minister is in the wrong. I'm also sure George Bush [George W. Bush] is an affable bloke but he's highly dangerous and I wish America was in the hands of someone else. To put oil interests ahead of human life is appalling. War is always terrible but unjustified war is obscene and on present evidence that is what we are facing. People want peace and I think it's great that the Mirror is leading this campaign. I think the consequences of this war would be the biggest threat to world peace in my lifetime. Blair [British PM Tony Blair] has got to get it right. To take action without UN backing would be inviting disaster by setting the Muslim world against the West. If we are taking a moral position why did we arm Iraq when they were killing the Kurds? If it's because of weapons of mass destruction why isn't North Korea higher on the list? Not that I'd support action there. And if it's a principle of what Iraq has done to its own people why do we bend over for China? I'm sure Bush believes he is removing a scourge but he has never done one thing in office against the interests of the oil lobby who paid for a large part of the election. I don't actually believe Tony Blair is focused on oil but if he knows more than we do I wish he would tell us because there's no justification so far for taking life. War with Iraq would be an aggressive, uncalled-for action. It's good the Prime Minister is prepared to stick to his principles, going against public opinion, because you elect leaders in part for their conscience. I just think it's terrible that on this of all issues he is making a stand which separates him from the nation. I think Tony Blair is following his conscience but I believe he is misguided. It could cost him the next election and I think he's aware of that. I'd personally be sad if they lost because Labour has done a lot for health and education, but an unjust war would be enough to lose my vote. I'd like to see a reinforced UN weapons inspection team in Iraq and disarmament much more in line with the French and German proposals. There is a slogan which says: "Peace is what happens when you respect the rights of others". Iraqis have rights too.
66 The only drug I was interested in was acid, but I was too frightened by my dreams in regular hours to contemplate that.
67 The music business, the way I view it, it's dead in its old model and there are lots of interesting things crawling out of the corpse.
68 He appears in a lot of writing that I've done over the years because of the groove with which he was associated, which is the Bo Diddley rhythm. He was really one of the first people to make an African element a central part of pop music and it was done with a lot of feel and a lot of style. I was sad to see him on the departed list.
69 [on why he left Genesis] It was really a decision to get out of the music business so it wasn't a decision to go solo. Our first child had just been born and she was in an incubator for three weeks, at the same time the band were trying to finish an album off, for me there was no question of priorities. I hated the feeling that in two years time I would know exactly where I'm going to be and what I'm going to be doing, I wanted a sense of freedom, so I just stopped everything for about a year and worked on my vegetable garden very unsuccessfully but enthusiastically.
70 I must be getting to that awards time of life; it's God's way of telling you you're getting on.
71 I co-founded OD2 with Charles Grimsdale as I thought there were many exciting opportunities for digitally distributed music. As a musician, I believe strongly that all artists should have access to this powerful new means of getting music to people. I was convinced digital music was going to be the main means of distributing music when we set that firm up. I've been surprised how long it has taken.
72 New technology has always excited me.
73 Never before has an artist been able to reach out and build an audience so easily - without needing record companies and their marketing departments. Equally, you've never been able to explore all kinds of new music in the instant way the Internet allows.
74 From the pain comes the suffering, from the suffering comes the dream, from the dream comes the vision, from the vision comes the people, from the people comes the power, from the power comes the change, but if the world could have one father, the man we would want to be our father is Madiba, Mr Nelson Mandela.
75 [speaking at the BT Digital Music Awards in 2006] I would say to artists at the beginning of their career in this business: own your name, own your website, own your rights. There's a future with a record business, which I think does a great job sometimes, but as a service industry and not as owners of creative talent. But it's only if artists are smart enough, which traditionally we've never been, to act together and to work together that we're going to see that sort of future.
76 Working with the tours and meeting all the people that felt their lives had literally been saved by Amnesty made it seem like such a simple, elegant and powerful idea. I think that it is a wonderful organization that really deserves a lot of support.
77 I think that anyone who doesn't have some sense of idealism when they're young is really missing out a bit of their humanity, because you have the chance to go into the world and feel, quite rightly, that it is soon going to be yours and you can change it. I think that's what my generation did with The Beatles at the front of it.
78 John Lennon was definitely one of my heroes. I think he always wrote from his heart. He was a very complicated individual, but there's an honesty about his songwriting that I think makes it very powerful. Sometimes it's very simplistic, childlike and naive; and that is what gives it some of its strength.
79 There is something childlike about the basic concept that poverty might be history, that by doing something, some lives might be saved. I would argue that it doesn't matter how many records get sold or how many balding semi-retired musicians like myself get an audience, even if one life gets saved, it's better than sitting on our fat arses complaining about things.
80 [in 2005] There is so much pressure on musicians to look youthful. I've turned my back on my wilder days. I'm much more relaxed now.
81 [about the "Sledgehammer" video] I've always loved animation since I was a kid and you can do with it anything you can imagine. The idea was to design something that really could hold up to repeated viewing.
82 Radiohead, for me, are one of the great bands and one of the reasons is that they're always trying to innovate and push back boundaries, both in their musical work and in their video work.
83 African artists are strong, charismatic and compelling, and I think they hold people's attention.
84 Just to stay in an all-white, all-male, all-middle-class preserve would be very boring for me and very boring for the people who listen to what I do.
85 The flap over The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) is absurd. If people's faith is so weak that it can be destroyed by a film, then it really isn't much to begin with. I think people may find themselves reviewing their own lives and their own points of view on religion as a result of the film. I'm very proud to have been a part of it.
86 Music is a universal language, it draws people together and proves, as well as anything, the stupidity of racism.
87 [why he demanded to write all the lyrics for the last album he made with Genesis] There are very few books written by a committee, and for a very good reason.
88 When I left [Genesis] there was some angst and I think everyone thought I was destroying their careers, but as soon as I left, the band sold a whole lot more records.
89 I have always loved R.E.M.'s music and respected their commitment to social change.
90 I'm an artist who works incredibly slowly.
91 There has always been a strong relationship between music and religion. It is because they both plug directly into the heart and can have real power for good or evil.

#Trademark
1 Elaborate songwriting and lyrics combined with sophisticated, layered musical productions
2 Synthesizing rock instruments with electronics and exotic world music sounds
3 Deep raspy voice
4 Titles his albums sequentially
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