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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.

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Atco

40 Years Ago: Genesis Transitions to Phil Collins Era With ‘A Trick of the Tail’

Some 400 audition tapes later, Genesis realized they had a replacement for departed frontman Peter Gabriel among their ranks.

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YouTube

The Story of Genesis’ First U.S. Concert

American audiences got their first glimpse of Genesis on Dec. 11, 1973 in Boston.

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Elton John, ‘Rocket Man’ vs. Genesis, ‘Watcher of the Skies': Rock Star Wars

Two '70s costumed rockers with space-age daydreams square off against each other in the first round of our Rock Star Wars battle.

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Decca / Universal
Decca / Universal

45 Years Ago: Genesis Find Prog-Folk Focus With ‘Trespass’

Most critics view 1971's Nursery Cryme as the first classic Genesis album – the band's progressive watershed.

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Dennis Stone, Getty Images

43 Years Ago: Genesis Inch Closer to a Breakthrough on ‘Foxtrot’

The second album from Genesis' now-legendary five-man lineup didn't exactly arrive with much fanfare.

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Atlantic

30 Years Ago: Mike Rutherford Moonlights From Genesis With ‘Mike and the Mechanics’

The desire to pursue full-time solo careers led to more than one notable departure from the Genesis lineup during the band's early years.

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Matt Cardy/Getty Images

32 Years Ago: Genesis Release Their Self-Titled Album

Genesis released their self-titled album in October 1983.

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45 Years Ago: Genesis ‘Drummer Wanted’ Ad Lands Phil Collins

In 1970, Genesis were in the middle of some changes.

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Graham Wood, Getty Images
Graham Wood, Getty Images

40 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Leaves Genesis

On Aug. 15, 1975, Peter Gabriel officially quit Genesis to embark on a solo career.

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Esoteric

Tony Banks on Genesis’ Early Days, Future Releases and More: Exclusive Interview

Tony Banks talks about Genesis, future releases and more in 2015 interview.

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