Genesis









Genesis

Genesis

has sold over 150 million albums during their career and are considered to be one of the top 30 highest selling music artists of all time. They won a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video. The members of the band have included, Ray Wilson, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, and Peter Gabriel. Every member has also been successful in their solo music careers. The lineup of the band has changed several times throughout the years.

The group began in the 1960's and played music which was moody and simple. Their concerts were a different story, In the 1970 they changed to a more progressive rock. In the 1980's they changed to a more pop music style. This change was what they needed because their first number one album, Duke, in the United Kingdom, and also their first number one single in the United States called, Invisible Touch. The original lineup of the band consisted of members from former bands called, Anon and Garden Wall. They recorded their first album in 1969 and called it, From Genesis to Revelation. The group was discovered by Johnathan King who was a songwriter and had a hit of his own at the time. His hit was, Everyone’s Gone To the Moon. King was the one who named the band. The groups album was released on the Decca Records label. During the sessions for the album, Stewart left and was replaced by John Silver. The BeeGees and The Beatles were two of the groups favorite bands and had great influence on them as far as their music style choice. The first album has been released many times over the years under different names. King has the full rights to the album. Their album, Trespass was released in the 1970's. Phillips left the band in 1970 and went on to record solo albums. Phillips had bad health and also got stage fright. One of his solo albums was called, The Geese and the Ghost. The members who were left decided to continue with the group and they replaced Meyhew with Phil Collins and also recruited Steve Hackett. Gabriel also left so they had auditions to find another lead singer. Collins had provided backing vocals so they decided to use him for lead singer.

The members have discussed a reunion and they decided to the tour, Turn It On Again, in November, 2006. This was almost 40 years after they had first began. The tour was to take place in the summer of 2007 and would cover 12 countries. The group has released 21 albums, 2 Eps, 6 compilations, 7 films, 41 singles, and DVD releases and have more plans for 2008.