Singer who sang ‘God Bless America’ at Trump inauguration dies at 93

NEW YORK — Singer and songwriter Peter Gabriel died Monday at age 93.

Gabriel was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1995 and in 2001 died at the age of 86.

His family announced his death on Twitter.

Gabrie was born in New York City in 1930.

He went to school in Brooklyn but moved to New Jersey when he was 16 to pursue his music career.

He performed in the National Opera and the New York Philharmonic before returning to New York and becoming a recording artist, playing with such artists as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.

Gabriels first major hit in 1957, when he wrote and recorded “God Bless the USA.”

He wrote and performed the song for President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Oval Office, with the President singing a verse.

Gabriel and the president would perform it frequently for years.

He performed it for the President during the 1964 campaign, and again at the inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson in 1969.

The song was performed by the Beatles and the Rolling Thunder, and was the soundtrack for the film The Great Gatsby.

A biography of Gabriel said the song was first recorded in the 1930s and was a response to the Holocaust.

Gabes most notable collaboration with the White House was with jazz great Joe Satriani.

He sang “God Save the Queen” for the inauguration and then sang it during the National Anthem for the second inauguration.

Gabries last major hit, “God Loves the USA,” was released in 2002 and became a top-10 hit in the United States.

Gabria sang a version of the song in 2015 for the White Houses Christmas Day Concert, the first time he performed it.

He also sang a rendition of “God bless America” at the 2017 inauguration.

The singer was a favorite of the Clintons and his widow, Patti Smith, and they visited her home in 1998.