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Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950 in Guildford, Surrey) is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis, initially as a bassist and backup vocalist. In later incarnations of Genesis, he assumed the role of lead guitarist. He is one of only two constant members in Genesis (the other is keyboardist Tony Banks). He also fronts his own band Mike & The Mechanics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as… read more

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  • Avatar for roldki
    I have the same birthday as he does :D
  • Avatar for silvertree
    The vocalist on Smallcreep's Day is way better than Mike's own vocals in my opinion. Sorry Mike.... thanks for not having sung on Smallcreep !
  • Avatar for miker00lz
    mike rutherford + tony banks = greatest songwriters in the history of rock.
  • Avatar for themartialarts
    Not a big fan of the vocalist on Smallcreep's Day.
  • Avatar for silvertree
    Have you listened to Tony Banks' A Curious Feeling album ? It was released at the same time as Smalcreeps' Day. Both albums are "must-haves" for Genesis fans.
  • Avatar for mrgargoyle
    For some reason I'd put off listening to any of Rutherford's solo work, while having explored almost every other Genesis-related artist. Finally hearing Smallcreep's Day was a revelation, as to Rutherford's talent as a songwriter and his part of the Genesis sound.
  • Avatar for Herold80
    mikes genesis-basslines are the best i ever heard. he is awesome
  • Avatar for cogsncogs
    Not just "compression" but musically far superior! In "layman" terms -- less accessible...!
  • Avatar for mini_ahlin
    ...so much better than mike and the mechanics! especially compression!
  • Avatar for nahuel_ch
    Genesis-fans hispanohablantes, visiten el foro de Genesis :D http://www.forogenesis.com.ar

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