Peter Hammill is an English singer-songwriter, musician and poet best known as the founder and lead singer of the progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. He is a highly influential artist and has released over 40 solo albums throughout his career.
Hammill's first solo album, Fool's Mate, was released in 1971. His most acclaimed works include the albums In Camera (1974), The Future Now (1978) and Patience (1983). Standout songs from his solo career include "The Future Now", "The Rock" and "Modern".
An interesting fact about Peter Hammill is that he also worked as a journalist in the early 1970s, writing for the New Musical Express and Melody Maker. He has been awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.