The band was born in the 1960s, broke apart in the 1970s and grew to maturity in the 1980s, before finally disbanding in the 1990s, with a small comeback in the 2000s.
The history of Genesis can be traced from their album ‘Genesis to Revelation’ which came out in 1969, (and then, later re-released under the name ‘Genesis – in the beginning’ in 1974).
However, the real story of Genesis goes further back to their school days in the early ‘60s. In these days the popular music was Kathy Kirby, soul and junk and eventually The Stones and The Beatles.
Our story starts in 1963 when a young fresh-faced Peter Gabriel arrived at Charterhouse School. Whilst studying at Charterhouse he met another new pupil, Tony Banks. This friendship was consolidated by their mutual interest of Otis Reading and James Brown. Gabriel’s interests were far from academic and didn’t liv