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BBC Radio 4 Profile: Peter Gabriel


Peter Gabriel came to fame - and fortune - as the extravagantly-dressed lead singer of Genesis, before launching a successful solo career.

But Gabriel has pushed many other frontiers, notably helping to found the World Music festival WOMAD. He has also experimented with new technologies, brought elder statesmen together and campaigned for human rights.

Clive Coleman hears from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Genesis bandmate Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel's mother about what makes him tick.

BBC Radio 4's Profile of Peter Gabriel was originally broadcast on Saturday, 25 July 2009 at 1900 BST. Or subscribe to the programme podcast.


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