THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 6 - 8. PETER GABRIEL (320kbs-m4a/127mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th January 2018
Peter Gabriel shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.
Every so often a visionary musical artist manages to steer their path into the mainstream and change the way people regard rock stars, and then use their influence to help widen popular culture. Peter Gabriel is one of those musicians.
In an rare in-depth interview Peter talks about the remarkable path his career has taken. Starting off with his earliest musical influences, he chats about his time with much-loved 70s prog rockers Genesis, with whom he introduced new levels of theatricality into the rock world, his own idiosyncratic solo career, from it's avant-garde beginnings through to his world-conquering So album, which included huge groundbreaking hits such as Sledgehammer.
He also chats with typical passion and surprising self-deprecation about launching the Womad festival, his championing of world music and his work as renowned political campaigner.
Peter Gabriel - Big Time
Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey
Dinah Shore - Buttons And Bows
The Beatles - Love Me Do
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Genesis - The Silent Sun
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
The Drummers Of Burundi - Live At Real World
Peter Gabriel - Biko
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up
Otis Redding - A Change Is Gonna Come