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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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  • 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
  • OcellatedGod

    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.

    15 Apr 7:59pm Reply
  • dudu_rocknroll

    Grande banda de Prog Rock!

    12 Apr 11:43pm Reply
  • dupiruka

    You gotta love Trespass

    9 Apr 3:32am Reply
  • Guardian342

    Great band!

    25 Mar 5:45pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Trespass is so underrated. Great melodies.

    22 Mar 6:07pm Reply
  • theironictea

    [2] Kinda sad that their worst song is their most listened song.

    20 Mar 9:37pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Kinda sad that their worst song is their most listened song.

    18 Mar 2:36pm Reply
  • Belloqs_Ghost

    One of my earliest memories was listening to my parents’ cassette of the eponymous Genesis album (with the yellow plastic shapes on the album cover). I used to think that 'Mama' was the coolest song in the world… good times

    16 Mar 4:25pm Reply
  • joehemmings68

    Lamb Lies Down is just the one.

    7 Mar 8:29pm Reply
  • my-soundtrack

    sweet music <3

    2 Mar 8:01am Reply
  • 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
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