This has become one of my favorite requests to date, Peter Gabriel in his “bat costume”, created as a gift to an ardent fan and musician. In working with the client, we decided this was Gabriel’s most iconic image. Here is a little background.
On February 9, 1973, Genesis played at the Rainbow Theater in London, ENG. Unbeknownst to the rest of the band, Peter brought along a trunk of costumes to wear. This costume was worn during “Watcher of the Skies”, the first song of the evening. During this time, Gabriel understand that simply playing music was not enough, standing out to garner attention was also becoming a necessity. This concert became a turning point in the band’s career.