Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. He first came to fame as the lead vocalist of the progressive rock group Genesis [1967-76]. 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.
His first solo success came with the single "Solsbury Hill", an autobiographical piece expressing his thoughts on leaving Genesis. In it, he sings, "My friends would think I was a nut...", alluding to his decision to begin a period of self-exploration and reflection, while he grew cabbages, carrots, parsnips, broccoli and a wide range of other garden vegetables, played the piano for long hours, practised yoga and biofeedback, and spent time with his family.
from petergabriel.com [official site]
June 13-August 4 1993 : "Catering on the tour was mixed. In Europe we had our own caterers who were great, but in America we used local caterers. The veggies had an especially hard time in the States. They would say, 'What's the vegetarian option?' and be told, 'Why, the vegetables, of course.' There was always the same stuff with fried chicken everywhere. The food in Mexico City was fab. The guy was a chef and made brilliant chocolate chip cookies," says assistant production manager Alia Dann.