Peter Brian Gabriel was born on this day in 1950 in Surrey. He took up piano at a young age with instruction from a musical mother, but played drums in the bands he was in before forming Genesis in 1967. Chris Stewart was the drummer in the early lineup that also included Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips. Peter was the lead voice of Genesis until 1975, when he parted to begin a solo career and drummer Phil Collins took over as lead vocalist. Ed Gagliardi, the original bass player in Foreigner, was also born on February 11 (1952).
Black Sabbath's self-titled debut dropped on 2/13/1970. On this day in 1972, Led Zeppelin was denied permission to deplane after arriving in Singapore because of their long hair. Lou Reed got smacked in the face by a brick thrown by a political activist during a concert in Milan, Italy on this night in 1975. The headstone at Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant's grave site was stolen on 2/13/1982, but was recovered and returned to the plot two weeks later. And a fan bought Paul McCartney's boyhood home for $231,000 during an auction at the Cavern Club on this day in 2015.