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Peter Gabriel named Prog God at rock awards

Peter Gabriel was named a Prog God at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards in London on Thursday (11Sep14).

The former Genesis star was honored for his pioneering contribution to the world of prog rock.


He joins Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson and Rick Wakeman as a recipient of the trophy.


Wakeman was feted again on Thursday, when he picked up the Best Live Event prize for the 40th anniversary tour of Journey To The Center Of The Earth.


Other winners included Camel co-founder Andy Latimer, who was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award, Curved Air singer Sonja Kristina, who took home the Guiding Light Award, and enigmatic The Enid frontman Robert John Godfrey, who picked up the ceremony's Visionary Award.


Meanwhile, Transatlantic's Kaleidoscope was named Album of the Year and Dream Theater picked up the Band of the Year trophy.