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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 solidaritat2016TV Movie documentary writer: "No et rendeixis Don't Give Up"
Halt and Catch FireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Snowden2016performer: "The Veil" / writer: "The Veil"
Stranger Things2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
QuanticoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Disney Magic Kingdom2016Video Game writer: "Define Dancing"
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Acció políticaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Late Night with Seth MeyersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Postman Pat: The Movie2014performer: "Big Time"
The AmericansTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014
Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit)2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Lone Survivor2013performer: "Heroes"
LilyhammerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The GoldbergsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012lyrics: "Bol" / music: "Bol" / performer: "Bol"
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Some Jerk with a CameraTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
No me la puc treure del capTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video "Intruder", "Wallflower", "The Drop", "Washing of the Water", "Darkness", "Biko"
Schnell ermitteltTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
House M.D.2011TV Series 1 episode
Independent LensTV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2011
The Walking DeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2010
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Inside Job2010Documentary performer: "Big Time" / writer: "Big Time"
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Real World of Peter Gabriel2009TV 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 Dance2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scrubs2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II2009Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV Special lyrics: "Down to Earth" / music: "Down to Earth"
Everybody Hates ChrisTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Im Winter ein Jahr2008performer: "Signal to Noise" / writer: "Signal to Noise"
WALL·E2008lyrics: "Down to Earth" / music: "Down to Earth" / performer: "Down to Earth" / producer: "Down to Earth"
The Rocker2008writer: "In Your Eyes"
Genesis: When in Rome2008Video 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 vidaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
John from Cincinnati2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
It Takes Two2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance2007writer: "Shock the Monkey"
Snow Angels2007/Iwriter: "Sledgehammer"
Barnyard2006performer: "Father, Son" / writer: "Father, Son"
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005
WrestleMania 222006TV Special performer: "Big Time" / writer: "Big Time"
Parashat Ha-ShavuaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
American Dad!2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
SmallvilleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Ha-ShminiyaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató2005TV Movie writer: "No et deixis Don't Give Up"
Criminal Minds2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentary performer: "My Secret Place"
Rebound2005performer: "Sledgehammer" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentary performer: "Lead a Normal Life", "Only Us", "Fourteen Black Paintings"" / writer: "Lead a Normal Life", "Only Us", "Fourteen Black Paintings""
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duma2005performer: "When You're Falling"
In Good Company2004performer: "Solsbury Hill" 1976 / writer: "Solsbury Hill" 1976
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land2004Video documentary "Passion"
Shall We Dance2004performer: "The Book of Love" 1999
Canadian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentary writer: "In Your Eyes" - uncredited
Woyzeck2004TV Movie performer: "Passion" / writer: "Passion"
South ParkTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live2003Video 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 Heights2003"When You're Falling"
Crossing Jordan2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
V Graham Norton2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gangs of New York2002performer: "Signal to Noise" / writer: "Signal to Noise"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie2002"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 It2002performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
Rabbit-Proof Fence2002"Jigalong", "Stealing The Children", "The Tracker", "Ngankarrparni Sky Blue - Reprise" / writer: "Ngankarrparni" Sky Blue Reprise 2002, "Moodoo's Secret"
Vanilla Sky2001performer: "Solsbury Hill" 1983 / writer: "Solsbury Hill" 1983
Mark Twain2001TV Movie documentary performer: "The Feeling Begins" / writer: "The Feeling Begins"
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Red Planet2000producer: "The Tower That Ate People" / writer: "The Tower That Ate People"
Starhunter2000TV Series "Darker Star"
Big Momma's House2000performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It"
Waking the Dead2000performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
The Bone Collector1999performer: "Don't Give Up" / writer: "Don't Give Up"
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV Special performer: "That'll Do"
Babe: Pig in the City1998performer: "That'll Do"
FelicityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998arranger: "Call to Prayer" / producer: "Call to Prayer"
City of Angels1998performer: "I Grieve" / producer: "I Grieve" / writer: "I Grieve"
Perfect Body1997TV Movie performer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up" / writer: "Big Time", "Don't Give Up"
Jungle 2 Jungle1997performer: "Shaking The Tree Jungle Version" / writer: "Shaking The Tree Jungle Version"
Wild Flowers1997writer: "Carpet Crawlers"
Phenomenon1996performer: "I Have The Touch" / writer: "I Have The Touch"
The Craft1996writer: "I Have the Touch"
Party of FiveTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video Game performer: "Come Talk to Me", "Shaking the Tree", "In Your Eyes", "Passion" The Theme from The Last Temptation of Christ
Angus1995performer: "Washing Of the Water" / writer: "Washing Of the Water"
Strange Days1995performer: "While the Earth Sleeps" / writer: "While the Earth Sleeps" - as P. Gabriel
Virtuosity1995"Party Man" / performer: "Party Man" / producer: "Party Man" / writer: Underscore contains excerpts based on 'Parker's Theme'
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces1995TV Special performer: "Lead a Normal Life" / writer: "Lead a Normal Life"
The Great Magic of Las Vegas1995TV Mini-Series performer: "The Rhythm of the Heat" / writer: "The Rhythm of the Heat"
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV 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 Killers1994performer: "Taboo", "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Doubt" / writer: "Taboo", "The Rhythm of the Heat", "In Doubt"
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV 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-HeadTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1993 writer - 2 episodes, 1993
Philadelphia1993performer: "Lovetown" / producer: "Lovetown" / writer: "Lovetown"
The Last Supper1993Short performer: "Close Up", "Dressing the Wound", "Under Lock and Key" / writer: "Close Up", "Dressing the Wound", "Under Lock and Key"
L'argent fait le bonheur1993performer: "Solsbury Hill" / writer: "Solsbury Hill"
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion1993TV Special producer: "Of These, Hope" / writer: "Of These, Hope"
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert1993Video documentary writer: "Old Medley"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream1992TV Special performer: "Lay Your Hands on Me" / writer: "Lay Your Hands on Me"
Until the End of the World1991"Blood of Eden"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery on the Orient Express1991TV Special performer: "Kiss of Life", "The Rhythm of the Heat" / writer: "Kiss of Life", "The Rhythm of the Heat"
Say Anything...1989performer: "In Your Eyes" / producer: "In Your Eyes" / writer: "In Your Eyes"
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter1989TV Special performer: "Mercy Street" / writer: "Mercy Street"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988Documentary performer: "Sledgehammer", "With a Little Help from my Friends" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
The Chocolate War1988performer: "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 ViceTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1985 - 1988 writer - 5 episodes, 1985 - 1986
The Freddy Krueger Special1988TV Movie performer: "Shock the Monkey" / writer: "Shock the Monkey"
Cv1987Video 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 II1987"Birdy's Flight"
Three Bewildered People in the Night1987writer: "Atmospherics Listen to the Radio"
Project X1987performer: "Shock The Monkey" / writer: "Shock The Monkey"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1987 writer - 4 episodes, 1980 - 1987
A Year in the LifeTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
A Better Tomorrow1986performer: "Birdy's Flight" / writer: "Birdy's Flight"
Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson1986Documentary producer: "Excellent Birds" / writer: "Excellent Birds"
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer1986Video short performer: "Sledgehammer" / writer: "Sledgehammer"
Starship1984performer: "San Jacinto" / writer: "San Jacinto"
Gremlins1984performer: "Out Out" / producer: "Out Out" / writer: "Out Out"
Hard to Hold1984performer: "I Go Swimming"
Against All Odds1984performer: "WALK THROUGH THE FIRE" / writer: "WALK THROUGH THE FIRE"
Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special 19791979TV Movie performer: "Here Comes the Flood', "Another Day"
All This and World War II1976Documentary performer: "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Motherland2016/IIIrumored post-production
Open Your Eyes2016/IIIDocumentary short Guest vocalist
Words with Gods2014
Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 19872013
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video
360° - Die GEO-Reportage2007TV Series documentary 1 episode
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure2007Documentary short
Growing Up on Tour2004Video documentary short
Genesis: The Video Show2004Video
Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence2002TV Movie documentary
Rabbit-Proof Fence2002
Women's Day: The Making of a Bill1998Documentary short
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video Game
Bedr: Sinemada bir dolunay1995Documentary
Oikogeneiaki fotografia1995Short
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary
All About Us1993Video documentary
PoV1990Video documentary
Guns: A Day in the Death of America1990TV Movie documentary
The Last Temptation of Christ1988
100 aviones de papel1987Short
Cv1987Video short
Big Time1986Video short
Birdy1984

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reluctant Fundamentalist2012musician: featured vocal performance
Discovery Atlas2008TV Series documentary music producer - 1 episode
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure2007Documentary short executive music producer
Lo demás es olvido2005Short composer: additional music
Duma2005musician: vocals
Uru: Ages Beyond Myst2003Video Game composer: additional music
Starhunter2003TV Series composer - 1 episode
Rabbit-Proof Fence2002music producer
Brimstone1998-1999TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary music producer
Toys1992musician
The Ghosts of Oxford Street1991TV Movie music producer: Sinead O'Connor
The Last Temptation of Christ1988musician: drums, voice and keyboards
Captain Fish2014Short composer: additional music
The Americans2014TV Series soundtrack - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2014TV Movie
Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 19872013
Myst IV: Revelation2004Video GameVoice Over for the Spirit (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesMusical Guest
Recon1996ShortDetective John Grant / Killer
A Change of Heart with Ram Dass1994Musician
Der Schwammerlkönig1988TV Series
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer1986Video short
Starship1984Singer at the club (uncredited)
Haus Vaterland1983TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video producer
Peter Gabriel: Still Growing Up Live and Unwrapped2005Video documentary executive producer
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video Game executive producer
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog1993Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video Game concept
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary Secret World concept
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog1993Short

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary sound producer
The Last Temptation of Christ1988additional sound recordist

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel: Play2004Video video "Solsburry Hill"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentary lighting original concept

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows2015Video special thanks
A Whisper to a Roar2012Documentary special thanks
John Carter2012thanks
Between the Mountain & the Shore2010Documentary thanks
Ghosts2006special thanks
Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams2005Video documentary special thanks
Clowns1999Short special thanks
Dead Man Walking1995special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014-2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Genesis: Together and Apart2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis2013DocumentaryHimself
Miracle Rising: South Africa2013Documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Classic Albums: Peter Gabriel - So2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Under African Skies2012DocumentaryHimself
Festival de Música SWU2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011VideoHimself
Sunday AM2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Later... With Jools Holland2002-2011TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Center Sessions2010TV SeriesHimself
Guitar Center Sessions: Peter Gabriel2010TV MovieHimself
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields2010DocumentaryHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special2009TV SpecialHimself
Cirque du Soleil's Poetic Social Mission2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gomorron2009TV SeriesHimself
The Real World of Peter Gabriel2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Queens of British Pop2009TV SeriesHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Song
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Song
Beyond Our Differences2008DocumentaryHimself
Quantum of Solace: Royal World Premiere Special2008TV MovieHimself
Iconoclasts2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love2008DocumentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
TED: The Future We Will Create2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Now2006TV Series documentaryHimself
WWE No Way Out2006TV SpecialSinging Voice (singing voice)
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos2005TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Peter Gabriel: Still Growing Up Live and Unwrapped2005Video documentaryHimself - Vocals, Keyboard
The Ungrateful Dead: In Search of International Justice2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "My Secret Place")
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Growing Up on Tour2004Video documentary short
Genesis: The Video Show2004VideoHimself
Peter Gabriel: Play2004VideoHimself
Rainbow Soup2004Video shortHimself
Growing Up on Tour: A Family Portrait2004Video documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Breakfast2003TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need2003TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHimself
Peter Gabriel: Growing Up Live2003Video documentaryHimself - Vocals
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1988-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
The Genesis Songbook2001VideoHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Zpráva o stavu sveta2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
La noche abierta2000TV SeriesHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Paris Concert for Amnesty International1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1996-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
1996 VH1 Honors1996TV MovieHimself
Peter Gabriel: Eve1996Video GameHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself
1995 Billboard Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
La constellation Jodorowsky1994DocumentaryHimself
Peter Gabriel's Secret World1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Vocals, harmonica
The Brit Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself (prerecorded footage)
All About Us1993Video documentary
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1993TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
U1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Peter Gabriel: Kiss That Frog1993ShortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
Arena1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simple Truth: A Concert for Kurdish Refugees1991TV MovieHimself
PoV1990Video documentaryHimself
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
Genesis: A History1990Video documentary
Dance of Hope1989DocumentaryHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1989TV SeriesHimself
New York Stories1989Himself (segment "Life Lessons")
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988DocumentaryHimself
First Bite1988TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Fantastico 81988TV SeriesHimself
Cv1987Video shortHimself
Wogan1987TV SeriesHimself
A tope1987TV Series
Rockstop!1987TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
The Day of Five Billion1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brit Awards 19871987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best British Male
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Big Time1986Video shortHimself
Greenpeace Non-toxic Video Hits1985Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Platine 451984TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The Old Grey Whistle Test1982TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1981TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself
Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special 19791979TV MovieHimself - Performer
Rockpalast1978TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Els dies clau2015TV Series documentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Banda sonora2010TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Prog Rock Britannia2009TV MovieHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Genesis: Then and Now - The History2007Video documentaryHimself
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryHimself
Loops!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
La Marató 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Cançons per no oblidar, el disc de la Marató2005TV MovieHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Timeshift2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Genesis
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Computer Chronicles1994TV SeriesHimself
Le petit amour1988Himself (in condom ad) (uncredited)
Top of the Pops1980-1987TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman
2008World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for a FilmWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman (music by)
2002AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Original Music ScoreRabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormSecret World Live (1994)· François Girard (video director)
· Robert Warr (video producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman (music by)
· Soweto Gospel Choir (performed by)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original SongWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman (music)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman (music)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman
2008IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Film Music Composition of the YearWALL·E (2008)· Thomas Newman
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongWALL·E (2008)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureRabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2002FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Music ScoreRabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2002IF AwardIF AwardsBest MusicRabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest SongRed Planet (2000)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest New Theme Song in a SeriesBrimstone (1998)
1992GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormPoV (1990)· Mike Chapman (video director)
· Hart Perry (video director)
1990GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureThe Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialAgainst All Odds (1984)· Phil Collins
· Stevie Nicks
· Stuart Adamson
· Mike Rutherford
· Kid Creole
· Michel Colombier
· Larry Carlton


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#Fact
1Is mentioned in the lyrics of the song "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" by Vampire Weekend.
2His favorite singer is Otis Redding, whose music he has loved since he was a teenager and who inspired his biggest hit, "Sledgehammer".
3His father was an electrical engineer and his mother was a musician.
4In 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.
5His 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.
6Chosen 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.
7His third and fourth album were also released in German. The third album was titled "Ein Deutsches album", his fourth "Deutsches album".
8His song "Shock the Monkey" was covered by Coal Chamber with Ozzy Osbourne on the album "Chamber Music".
9His 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".
10Ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
11Winner 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.
13Awarded the Frankfurt Music Prize in 2006.
14He 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.
15His song "Solsbury Hill" was covered by Erasure on their 2003 album "Other People's Songs".
16His song "In Your Eyes" was covered by Darren Hayes.
17His 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.
18Bandmate 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.
19Though 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.
20His famous song "Solsbury Hill" talks about why he decided to leave Genesis while the band was growing at a fast rate.
21Presented with the Music Industry Trusts' Award for his outstanding contribution to the British music industry. [November 2004]
22Never 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.
23In 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".
24He can play piano, keyboards, percussion, flute, recorder and harmonica.
25Performed at the "46664" AIDS concert. [November 2003]
26Performed for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [November 2003]
27His 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).
28Genesis' 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]
29Genesis 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".
30His song "Biko" was covered by Simple Minds on their 1989 album "Street Fighting Years".
31Some sources state that he suffers from bipolar disorder.
32Because 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.
33Member and promoter of Amnesty International.
34Two daughters: Anna-Marie born on July 26, 1974 Melanie born August 23, 1976.
35His 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.
36His own company, Real World, promotes world musicians and their music.
37Dated Rosanna Arquette
38Peter 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
1The 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.
2It 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.
3Tony (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.
4Never say never, I suppose, but like the saying goes, stick to what satisfies your hunger now, not what might fill you up later.
5Despite 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.
8In 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.
9I 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.
11In 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.
12In 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.
13I 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.
15I 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.
22Primarily 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.
24Music, 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.
26I 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.
27You 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.
28Rock 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.
29My 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.
30I 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.
38I 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.
43Free 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.
44The 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.
45I 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.
46I 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.
47I 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.
48I'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.
49I 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.
50I'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.
51Charlie 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.
52It'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.
54A 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.
56Something 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.
57I 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.
59My 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.
62The 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.
63When 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.
64Sting 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.
66The only drug I was interested in was acid, but I was too frightened by my dreams in regular hours to contemplate that.
67The 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.
68He 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.
70I must be getting to that awards time of life; it's God's way of telling you you're getting on.
71I 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.
72New technology has always excited me.
73Never 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.
74From 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.
76Working 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.
77I 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.
78John 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.
79There 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.
82Radiohead, 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.
83African artists are strong, charismatic and compelling, and I think they hold people's attention.
84Just 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.
85The 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.
86Music 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.
88When 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.
89I have always loved R.E.M.'s music and respected their commitment to social change.
90I'm an artist who works incredibly slowly.
91There 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
1Elaborate songwriting and lyrics combined with sophisticated, layered musical productions
2Synthesizing rock instruments with electronics and exotic world music sounds
3Deep raspy voice
4Titles his albums sequentially

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