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Genesis

GenesisGenesis are one of the most successful rock acts of all time. Peter Gabriel assembled a band whilst still at school in Surrey, England. Ex-student, recording artist, producer (and later, convicted paedophile) Jonathan King produced the group, and renamed them Genesis. Their first album, 'From Genesis to Revelation', was released in 1969. Former child actor Phil Collins joined as drummer in 1970. 1972's 'Foxtrot' was a high point in the band's history, and their live performances incorporating masks, makeup and props, became major multimedia events. In 1975 Phil Collins took over as lead singer, and the band's success continued, with 1981's 'Abacab' proving to be a big hit, its success only beaten by 1985's 'Invisible Touch'. During the late 60s and early 70s Peel championed Genesis, but he grew disillusioned with their later excesses. 'I used to go and see Genesis', remarked Peel, 'and after about three minutes I'd think, oh, I wish this would stop!'

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