Peter Gabriel

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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and activist. He rose to fame as the original lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Gabriel has received more than 9,352,665 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Peter Gabriel is the 108th most popular singer (down from 101st in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 485th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Singer.

Peter Gabriel is most famous for being a singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his work with Genesis, but has also had a successful solo career.

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Among singers, Peter Gabriel ranks 108 out of 3,541Before him are Robin Gibb, John Lee Hooker, Alla Pugacheva, Françoise Hardy, Harry Belafonte, and Kate Bush. After him are Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, Georges Moustaki, Teresa Teng, Enya, and Paul Anka.

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Among people born in 1950, Peter Gabriel ranks 16Before him are Vicente del Bosque, Bill Murray, Anne, Princess Royal, Ed Harris, Narendra Modi, and Gilles Villeneuve. After him are Richard Branson, Robbie Coltrane, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Gabriel Byrne, Joe Hisaishi, and Zhang Yimou.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Gabriel ranks 509 out of 6,924Before him are Christopher Tolkien (1924), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), and Ben Jonson (1572). After him are John Barry (1933), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), Maud of Wales (1869), and Tony Iommi (1948).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Peter Gabriel ranks 15Before him are George Michael (1963), Ian Gillan (1945), Bonnie Tyler (1951), Robert Plant (1948), Morrissey (1959), and Kate Bush (1958). After him are Annie Lennox (1954), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Tom Jones (1940), Eric Burdon (1941), Susan Boyle (1961), and Bryan Ferry (1945).

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