British rock pioneer Peter Gabriel spearheaded the class of 2014 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Class of 2014 is in session
The class features Gabriel alongside other famed acts such as Nirvana, Kiss, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Linda Rondstadt, Brian Epstein (Beatles manager), Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones manager), and the E Street Band (Bruce Springsteen’s backup band). For the event, the 64 year old rocker captivated the audience with the songs “Digging in the Dirt” (with famed songwriter Youssou N’Dour) and “Washing of the Water” (with Chris Martin of Coldplay).
Not a stranger to (hall of) fame
Gabriel was the original singer for the iconic rock band Genesis, also a Hall of Fame inductee (2010). Now, he distinguishes himself as a Hall of Fame rocker both as a band member and a solo artist.