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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2010 file photo, recording artist Peter Gabriel poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)

You loved "So," and maybe even bought tickets to see Peter Gabriel perform his most famous album in concert at HP Pavilion. But what else do you know about the visionary rock vocalist? Here's some basic info:

1. Flute: Some people only think of Gabriel as a singer, but he originally came to fame as both the lead vocalist and flutist for Genesis.

2. Award winner: Gabriel has won enough hardware to fill several trophy cases. His tally includes six Grammy Awards and 13 Video Music Awards.

3. Video hit: Gabriel's landmark "Sledgehammer" is reportedly the most-played video in MTV history.

4. Olympics: Gabriel performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy.

5. Hall of Famer: Gabriel was inducted as a member of Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Most expect that he'll someday be enshrined for a second time -- for his solo work.

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