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Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom (1967 – 1998, 2006 – present)

At least two artists have used the name “Genesis”:
1. A British progessive rock band
2. A 60s psychedelic band from Los Angeles, California
For the Colombian band, please see Génesis.

1. Genesis formed in 1967 in Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom was one of the most popular bands in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. During the 1970s, Peter Gabriel was the lead singer until his departure, when drummer Phil Collins stepped up to the mic and replaced him.

Starting as an amalgam of two bands formed by schoolboys attending Charterhouse School in Godalming, England, the original lineup consisted of Peter Gabriel, Anthony Phillips, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Chris Stewart, though Stewart was soon replaced as drummer by John Silver and then John Mayhew. By the end of 1970, Phillips and Mayhew had left the band, with Collins joining as drummer, and by early 1971, guitarist Steve Hackett had filled the gap left by Phillips. The lineup of Gabriel, Banks, Hackett, Rutherford, and Collins remained in place until Gabriel’s departure in 1975.

During the period of 1970-1975, the band produced some of the most widely-acclaimed albums of the progressive rock era, including “Nursery Cryme”, “Foxtrot” (featuring the side-long epic “Supper’s Ready”) and the seminal album “Selling England by the Pound”, which generated Genesis’ first foray into the charts with “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)”. This lineup culminated with the band’s magnum opus “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” in 1974. Following the tour promoting the album, frontman Peter Gabriel left the group in mid 1975.


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  • Lorelei_94

    Мне Genesis больше нравятся периода Коллинза, зато сольники Гэбриэла считаю лучшим, что я когда либо слышала в музыке)

    16 Feb 8:21pm Reply
  • PerSemb

    The best band.

    7 Feb 11:40pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Always a joy to listen to, never anything that sticks in my mind....hopefully someday. I do know they are a huge influence on Spock's Beard.

    7 Feb 5:14am Reply
  • irinalisitsyna

    Скорее всего, их "сдвиг по фазе" был обоюдным.

    21 Jan 4:15pm Reply
  • guitar_prayer

    Фил Коллинз превратил Genesis в попсу

    9 Jan 3:39pm Reply
  • BaubleDawdle

    Genesis Never Dies

    3 Jan 9:50pm Reply
  • PrettyStar

    1977-1991 - my favorite period

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MisterJunior

    Maybe your subconscious is trying to tell you that you like Genesis more than you realize.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Devils1674

    I had a dream last night that Genesis was my most listened to band.There is nothing wrong with that, I like Genesis as much as the next person but they are far from the most listened to band.

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • xterra12

    one song uk we love

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SPaGetTea

    I have the best music library that you ever seen :3

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Assedor

    This deep and rich music envelops into the atmospheric state of mind and plunges in ambiguous concepts with enormous of interpretations.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Pollepard

    Mama = my childhood

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Poisonnation

    I just saw Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited show in New York the other day and I was really impressed how well he and his excellent band performed all the classic tunes live. Its honestly the closest thing you'll get to an actual Genesis reunion show. Seems like Hackett is the only member of the original line up who's still interested in keeping these classic tunes alive and relevant, and I highly respect him for that. 

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Flight123

    OR, if they had gone 'instrumental' - which was a considered option after Gabriel left.... Brand X?

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
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    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Peter Gabriel era Invisible Touch would still be better.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Abomination317

    I honestly think that, had Peter Gabriel stayed, they still would have ended up with Invisible Touch. It might have been different and there would probably be a different route, but they wouldn't have ended up making something to rival Supper's Ready in the mid-80s.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • onthewall2983

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • HerrWolfenstein

    immer das gleiche die schlechtesten titel stehn ganz oben ....tztztz mainstream rotze ...

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
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