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PETER GABRIEL DISPLACES EX-GROUP AT TOP
[SPORTS FINAL, CN Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeKnock, Jan
Date: Jul 25, 1986
Start Page: 77
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

Just one week ago, the British rock group Genesis was celebrating the success of "Invisible Touch," the band's first No. 1 single in America after many years of trying.

But in a rare bit of chart coincidence, Genesis already has been replaced at the top--and by none other than Peter Gabriel, an original member of Genesis who left the group many years ago to pursue a solo career.

Until now, Gabriel was largely a cult artist whose best previous showing on U.S. charts had been "Shock the Monkey," which peaked at a mediocre No. 29 in 1982. But all that changed with the powerful "Sledgehammer," which broke out in the dance clubs and continued building momentum with video audiences.

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