Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Peter's Father Ralph Parton Gabriel Dies

Peter Gabriel announced on his website that his father, Ralph Parton Gabriel, died on 9 November.  He was 100 years old.  Ralph was an engineer with five patents and was one of the forst persons to work on fibre-optic cables, which we take for granted today.  For a short while, a cow farmer who piped in music to the milking barn.  He leaves behind two children, Peter and his sister Anna, and his wife Irene.

Over the years, Peter would enjoy telling little stories about his father to interviewers.  Ralph liked to do meditation at train stations back when meditation was little known in England.  Back in 1999, Peter included a song about his father, Father, Son on the album OVO.

I grieve with you, Peter.

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