Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to PETER GABRIEL (1950). A singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Gabriel came to prominence as a member of progressive rock band GENESIS. He was the group's lead vocalist and flautist. He later experienced success as a solo artist, releasing two Platinum and two Gold certified records in the US. Gabriel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 and will be inducted a second time for his solo work later this year.