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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 13) Today's birthdays include Tennessee Ernie Ford, who was born in 1919; songwriter Boudleaux Bryant was born in 1920; ...
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 9) Today's birthdays include Carole King, who was born in 1942 (age 60); Wishbone Ash guitarist Ted Turner in 1950 (age 52); saxophonist Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas of Kool and the Gang in 1951 (age 51); Holly Johnson, whose real first name is William,
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Beatle Harrison overglorified

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- It is a tragedy when anyone dies, particularly someone as beloved as George Harrison, but let's not hyperventilate. My esteemed colleague, friend and fellow gad
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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American actress Sigourney Weaver and British musician Peter Gabriel attend the premiere of "Wall-E" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on July 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. In 2007 Gabriel was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Gabriel was born in Chobham, Surrey, England. His father, Ralph Parton Gabriel, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Edith Irene Allen, from a musical family, taught him to play the clarinet at an early age. He attended Cable House, a private primary (pre-prep) school in Woking, Surrey, St Andrews Prep School in Horsell, then Charterhouse School (Godalming) from 1963.

Gabriel founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. The name of the band was suggested by fellow Charterhouse alumnus, the pop music impresario Jonathan King, who produced their first album, From Genesis to Revelation.

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