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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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  • Toma400

    All eras [3] Fuck this close-minded syndrome, everything what Genesis did was full of emotions, meaningful work. With Gabriel, with Collins, with Wilson - every underrated era needs more love and more listeners. Don't be close-minded, guys. Find something beautiful hidden deep under every album. :)

    Yesterday 5:46pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering are both very good albums and they had some good material here and there after that. The best albums they did feature Gabriel but he was far from the only key member of the group.

    17 Jun 7:07pm Reply
  • rob-1988

    This group ended with Peter Gabriel leaving it

    13 Jun 9:02am Reply
  • Raddi27

    Trespass is a masterpiece.

    24 May 9:49pm Reply

    Greatest band.

    22 May 1:50am Reply
  • Forzelius

    All 6 albums between Trespass - ATOTT are near perfect masterpieces, but Trespass is probably the most overlooked. it definitely deserves more love and more listeners. [2]

    20 May 3:49pm Reply
  • IgIanBarrett


    17 May 3:26pm Reply
  • KingFahtah

    Phil Collins is the king of rock.

    13 May 12:02pm Reply
  • dethintwosec


    9 May 11:20am Reply
  • nlventura93

    All eras [2] Foxtrot and Lamb the best though

    9 May 7:52am Reply
  • OcellatedGod


    8 May 1:43am Reply
  • android9791

    All eras

    7 May 10:32pm Reply
  • Forzelius

    1970-1974 [2]

    6 May 1:49pm Reply
  • FrithaIV

    My favourite Genesis album changes a lot. It depends on my mood. It was Trick of the Tail for a long time. At the moment I think it's ...And Then There Were Three. Like all three eras of vocalists too, yes even Ray Wilson!!!

    3 May 9:46pm Reply
  • pteronophobic

    I Can't Dance With the Moonlit Knight trollolol...

    2 May 3:40pm Reply
  • Raddi27


    28 Apr 5:41am Reply
  • Edengeist

    Their 80s stuff grew on me. Duke is probably in the top 5 for me, while Abacab and self-titled are great albums. The quality is there, it just it's a decade removed from the classic sound.

    21 Apr 11:40pm Reply
  • EternaIHate

    После ухода Гэбриэла скатились в унылое говно.

    20 Apr 1:13am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    v I only see one, and that's you.

    17 Apr 6:26pm Reply
  • aquaticdeath

    All the butt hurt hipsters on here...

    16 Apr 9:49pm Reply
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