Peter Gabriel — Genesis co-founder and solo superstar — turns 71 on Saturday (February 13th). Gabriel, along with Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Anthony Phillips, formed the band in 1967 when the musicians were still teens and attending the prestigious Charterhouse School, in Godalming, Surrey. Gabriel, who became the leading theatrical early-'70s live performer with his mastery of makeup and wardrobe, quit the band in 1975 following their 1974 double-album set, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and its subsequent tour.
Beginning in 1977, Gabriel has received global acclaim as a solo artist, releasing nine studio albums, six live sets, and four soundtracks.
Peter Gabriel will forever be best known for his 1986 So album. So was released on May 19th, 1986 and remains his best selling album to date. The album topped the British charts and peaked at Number Two, selling over five million units in the U.S. alone.