Peter Gabriel joins the Exclusive Radio family with his own dedicated station.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and looking back to 1975 Peter Gabriel’s decision to leave Genesis would seem well-judged and wise. But at the time it looked to many casual observers to be a big risk. Genesis were becoming established as one of the UK’s most significant prog rock bands and stepping away was, to put it mildly, a brave decision.
Peter quickly proved he could cut it with the single Solsbury Hill, and a decade later So, his best-selling album, secured his place in the rock pantheon. That album has been certified triple-platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the US. Indeed, Sledgehammer, the album’s most successful single, won a record nine MTV Awards and is the most played MTV video of all time.
Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982 and he has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label.
Peter has also been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single Biko and he has participated in several human-rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the Witness human rights organisation in 1992.
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