Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Other important members were the original lead singer Peter Gabriel and guitarist Steve Hackett. The band underwent many changes in musical style over its career, from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have sold 21.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US and their worldwide sales are estimated to be between 100 million and 150 million.

Formed by five Charterhouse pupils including Banks, Rutherford, Gabriel, and Anthony Phillips, Genesis was named by former pupil Jonathan King who arranged them to record several unsuccessful singles and an album. After splitting with King, the group began touring professionally, signing with Charisma Records. Following the departure of Phillips, Genesis recruited Collins and Hackett and recorded several progressive rock style albums, with live shows centred around Gabriel's theatrical costumes and performances. The group were initially commercially successful in Europe, before entering the UK charts with Foxtrot (1972). They followed this with Selling England by the Pound (1973) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) before Gabriel decided to leave the group.

After an unsuccessful search for a replacement, Collins took over as lead singer, while the group gained popularity in the UK and the US. Following A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering (both 1976), Hackett left the band, reducing it to a core of Banks, Rutherford, and Collins. Genesis had their first UK top ten and US top 30 single in 1978 with "Follow You Follow Me" and the group continued to gain commercial success with Duke (1980), Abacab (1981), and Genesis (1983), reaching a peak with Invisible Touch (1986), which featured five US top five singles. Its title track reached number one in the US. After the follow up, We Can't Dance (1991) and related tour, Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career. Banks and Rutherford recruited Ray Wilson for Calling All Stations (1997), but a lack of success in the US led to a group hiatus. Banks, Rutherford and Collins reunited for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007, and together with Gabriel and Hackett were interviewed for the BBC documentary Genesis: Together and Apart in 2014.

Their discography includes fifteen studio and six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. They have won numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video with "Land of Confusion", and inspired a number of tribute bands recreating Genesis shows from various stages of the band's career. In 2010, Genesis were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released as a double album on 18 November 1974 on Charisma Records.
Land of Confusion
"Land of Confusion" is a song by the English rock band Genesis from their 1986 album Invisible Touch.
Selling England by the Pound
Selling England by the Pound is the fifth studio album from the English progressive rock band Genesis, released in October 1973 on Charisma Records.
Invisible Touch
Invisible Touch is the thirteenth studio album by the English rock band Genesis, released on 9 June 1986 by Charisma Records and Virgin Records in the United Kingdom and by Atlantic Records in the United States.

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Simon Sweetman: The Peter Gabriel/Genesis divorce
Stuff  –  August 17, 2016
Put simply – Peter Gabriel left Genesis and went on to have a huge, artfully managed career. And so did the band he quit. Gabriel would become a pop star by the mid-80s, after making art-rock of a type and scoring film soundtracks too. He is both revered ...
Genesis: Is Catholicism at Odds with Science?  –  September 15, 2016
the central truth of Genesis is that God created us to love and be in communion with Him. We can see that the universe is good and intelligible, therefore, we can study and come to know and understand it through science, philosophy, art, music, theology ...
Genesis 5.2s Floorstanding Speakers; Piano Black Pair  –  September 11, 2016
Offered today by The Music Room: One pair of Genesis 5.2 floor standing speakers. This product has passed all of our rigorous quality assurance testing and is performing wonderfully. These speakers have been very well taken care of. Smoke free environment ...
Missy Elliot, Marilyn Manson, St Vincent, Genesis P-Orridge and More in BRILLIANT New Marc Jacobs Fashion Video  –  September 8, 2016
Transgressive i­ndustrial music pioneer] Genesis P-Orridge was on one side of me, Susan Sarandon on the other, and all these ­gorgeous, statuesque ­redheads milling round. It was lovely to be in the company of real artists and ­genuine, beautiful ...
Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand set to open first dedicated showroom
Automotive News  –  September 5, 2016
The studios aim to showcase the brands in conjunction with inspirational exhibits of music, art, culture and culinary experiences. The Genesis Studio opens Sept. 9, and Hyundai is opening its third Hyundai-brand Motorstudio in Hanam the same day in the ...
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