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There are essentially two different eras of Genesis. The first was led by Peter Gabriel, who would dress up like a flower onstage and sing 25-minute songs about lawnmowers. The second, fronted by drummer Phil Collins after Gabriel left for a solo career in the mid-’70s, was dominated by pop songs that made the group one of the most popular in the world. There have been various lineup shifts since the band’s formation in England at the end of the ’60s, but the core quintet of Gabriel, Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist Mike Rutherford and guitarist Steve Hackett (and then a trio of Collins, Banks and Rutherford) made most of the group’s classic records. Collins quit in 1996, and since then, fans have been clamoring for a full-group reunion.

Genesis Calling All Stations
Atlantic

20 Years Ago: How Genesis’ Final Makeover Attempt Failed on ‘Calling All Stations’

Genesis had replaced a frontman before, so Phil Collins' departure didn't initially give Mike Rutherford too much pause.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

35 Years Ago: Genesis Bid a Final Goodbye to Their Past on ‘Three Sides Live’

'Three Sides Live' captures Genesis as they strike an on-stage balance between their two musical worlds.

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Charisma Records
Charisma Records

40 Years Ago: Genesis’ ‘Pure Prog’ Era Ends With ‘Spot the Pigeon’ EP

'Spot the Pigeon' was comprised of songs that were left off 'Wind & Wuthering.'

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Are Genesis Planning a 50th Anniversary Reunion?

Genesis could have something special in the works for the band's 50th anniversary.

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Lee Millward
Lee Millward

Steve Hackett on Genesis’ Legacy, New Music and More: Exclusive Interview

With the release of The Night Siren, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has unveiled his latest creative exploration.

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Genesis Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Genesis Albums Ranked Worst to Best

There are few groups in the classic-rock canon with a more divisive discography than Genesis.

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Atco
Atco

40 Years Ago: Genesis Says Goodbye to Steve Hackett on ‘Wind & Wuthering’

'Wind & Wuthering' feels autumnal, less direct and nowhere near as frisky as Genesis' later projects – and there's a reason for that.

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Charisma
Charisma

45 Years Ago: Genesis Begin an Exciting New Era on ‘Nursery Cryme’

Genesis' 'Nursery Cryme' served more as a signpost for future breakthroughs than a stand-alone accomplishment.

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Hit & Run
Hit & Run

25 Years Ago: Genesis Reconvene For One Last Phil Collins Album, ‘We Can’t Dance’

When Genesis entered the studio to record 'We Can't Dance,' they were coming off their biggest commercial success – and headed for a major change.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

That Time Genesis Mixed Prog and New Wave on ‘Abacab’

Popular opinion places the line between Genesis' prog and pop eras at the moment Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, but the truth is, the group underwent a slower evolution.

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