The first time I heard about Peter Gabriel was when I was thirteen years old. I had just seen the video for “Sledgehammer.” For the longest time after that, I thought he was a one-hit wonder.
It wasn’t until my husband introduced me to a “new” band in 2006 that I learned otherwise. Not only does Peter have a prosperous solo career, but he was the front man for Genesis! He, along with Anthony Phillips, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford formed the band in 1967.
Many fans were saddened by the fact that Peter left Genesis in 1975, shortly after the band finished their The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour.
After Peter took a brief hiatus from music, he returned during the late ’70s to start a promising solo career. Though his sound has changed over the years, he is still able to make a loving doing what he loves.
Not only should Peter be applauded for his music, but his humanitarianism efforts have earned him even more fame and recognition. He has worked with many charities over the years and is a big advocate for human rights.
Peter is a man of many talents who also has a charitable heart. Little did any man know that he would become such a fine individual when he was born sixty-eight years ago today. But now that it’s been proven, I want to wish Peter Gabriel a very Happy Birthday-many happy returns and blessings!