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English Peter GABRIEL

born Peter Brian GABRIEL

English singer, songwriter, record producer and activist, original lead singer and frontman of the progressive rock band Genesis

Source :  Jean-Yves BAXTER

Born: on February 13, 1950 in Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom  (70 years)


Peter Brian Gabriel was born on 13 February 1950 in Woking, Surrey. He was raised in a middle-class family in Coxhill, a Victorian manor situated on Deep Pool Farm, outside Chobham. His father, Ralph Parton Gabriel (1912–2012), was an electrical engineer and his mother, Edith Irene Gabriel (née Allen), was from a musical family. His great-great-great-uncle, Sir Thomas Gabriel, 1st Baronet, was Lord Mayor of London from 1866 to 1877. Gabriel attended Cable House, a private primary school in Woking, followed by St Andrews Preparatory School for Boys in Horsell. During his time at the latter, Gabriel's teachers noticed his singing talent, but he opted for piano lessons from his mother and developed an interest in drumming. At ten, he purchased a floor tom-tom.

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