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Chris Martin makes first post-split appearance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Chris Martin makes first post-split appearance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 10 (UPI) -- The Coldplay singer was on hand to induct Peter Gabriel into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
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Hall and Oates, Nirvana, Kiss among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Hall and Oates, Nirvana, Kiss among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The final choices for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced Tuesday and this year six performers made the cut.
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Nirvana, Cat Stevens to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Cat Stevens to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS and Nirvana will be among the inductees enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at an April ceremony in New York.
Kiss, Nirvana, LL Cool J nominated for Rock Hall induction

Kiss, Nirvana, LL Cool J nominated for Rock Hall induction

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Nirvana, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Kiss and LL Cool J are nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Pink Floyd album cover designer Storm Thorgerson dead 69

Pink Floyd album cover designer Storm Thorgerson dead 69

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- British graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who created the look of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album cover, has died, his management said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A memorial has been held for Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar near his home in Encinitas, Calif.
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Cusack has 'Say Anything' moment at Gabriel concert

Cusack has 'Say Anything' moment at Gabriel concert

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- John Cusack appeared with a boombox in his hand onstage at a Peter Gabriel concert in Los Angeles as a tribute to the rocker's ballad "In Your Eyes."
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Songwriters want work off Limbaugh show

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Several musicians, including English singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, want U.S. right-wing talker Rush Limbaugh to stop playing their songs.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
Peter Gabriel to tour with orchestra

Peter Gabriel to tour with orchestra

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- British rocker Peter Gabriel has announced plans for a 12-city North American concert tour with his New Blood Orchestra.
Genesis, Stooges inducted into Rock Hall

Genesis, Stooges inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Genesis, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, and ABBA were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York Monday night.
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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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