Genesis

Genesis hit songs and albums
Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, in 1967. Genesis’ initial line-up consisted of vocalist Peter Gabriel (born in Chobham, February 13, 1950), keyboardist Tony Banks (born in East Hoathly with Halland, East Sussex, March 27, 1950), guitarist Mike Rutherford (born in Chertsey, Surrey on October 2, 1950), guitarist Anthony Phillips and drummer Chas Stewart. Genesis were formed from the remnants of two other groups, and initially called themselves (New) Anon before sending a tape off to Jonathan King at Decca, who renamed the band Genesis. Genesis temporarily became Revelation for their first album From Genesis to Revelation, but it sold 650 copies, and so they reverted back to Genesis when an American group of the same name split up. Genesis had a slight change of personnel in 1971 when Stewart and Phillips left and Steve Hackett (born in Pimlico on February 12 1950) became their guitarist, and Phil Collins (born in Chiswick, January 30, 1951) joined as their drummer. Genesis enjoyed a career mainly in the field of progressive rock, where Peter Gabriel would perform on stage with a lawnmower on his head, until he decided to leave in 1975 for a successful solo career, as did Hackett. Genesis then promoted Phil Collins into the role of lead singer, and the definitive trio line-up began to make more straightforward rock, which saw them become huge in the US. Genesis had six UK Official Album Chart Number 1s, including 1986’s Invisible Touch which sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK. Genesis’ members all enjoyed solo careers alongside the band activities, with Phil Collins becoming a huge star in his own right, and Mike Rutherford forming Mike and the Mechanics. Genesis sold over 150 million albums worldwide and were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the Ivors in 1983. Image: Patrick Balls/Martin Griffin
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
  • 21
    UK Top 40s
  • 29
    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
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    Weeks in Top 10
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    Weeks in Top 40
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    Weeks in Top 75
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    UK Number 1s
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    UK Top 10s
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    UK Top 40s
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    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
  • 115
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 346
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 475
    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Genesis

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
06.04.
1974
I KNOW WHAT I LIKE (IN YOUR WARDROBE)
CHARISMA CB224
21 07 00
26.02.
1977
YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY
CHARISMA CB300
43 03 00
28.05.
1977
SPOT THE PIGEON
GENESIS
CHARISMA GEN001
14 07 00
Buy
11.03.
1978
FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME
CHARISMA CB309
07 13 00
08.07.
1978
MANY TOO MANY
GENESIS
CHARISMA CB315
43 05 00
15.03.
1980
TURN IT ON AGAIN
CHARISMA CB356
08 10 00
17.05.
1980
DUCHESS
GENESIS
CHARISMA CB363
46 05 00
13.09.
1980
MISUNDERSTANDING
CHARISMA CB369
42 05 00
22.08.
1981
ABACAB
GENESIS
CHARISMA CB388
09 08 00
31.10.
1981
KEEP IT DARK
GENESIS
CHARISMA CB391
33 04 00
13.03.
1982
MAN ON THE CORNER
CHARISMA CB393
41 05 00
22.05.
1982
PAPERLATE
GENESIS
CHARISMA GEN1
10 08 00
03.09.
1983
MAMA
GENESIS
VIRGIN/CHARISMA MAMA1
04 10 00
12.11.
1983
THAT'S ALL
GENESIS
CHARISMA/VIRGIN TATA1
16 11 00
11.02.
1984
ILLEGAL ALIEN
GENESIS
CHARISMA/VIRGIN AL1
46 05 00
31.05.
1986
INVISIBLE TOUCH
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENS1
15 08 00
30.08.
1986
IN TOO DEEP
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENS2
19 09 00
22.11.
1986
LAND OF CONFUSION
VIRGIN GENS3
14 12 00
14.03.
1987
TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT
VIRGIN GENS4
18 07 00
20.06.
1987
THROWING IT ALL AWAY
VIRGIN GENS5
22 08 00
02.11.
1991
NO SON OF MINE
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENS6
06 07 00
11.01.
1992
I CAN'T DANCE
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENS7
07 09 00
18.04.
1992
HOLD ON MY HEART
VIRGIN GENS8
16 05 00
25.07.
1992
JESUS HE KNOWS ME
VIRGIN GENS9
20 07 00
21.11.
1992
INVISIBLE TOUCH (LIVE)
VIRGIN GENS10
07 04 00
20.02.
1993
TELL ME WHY
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENDG11
40 03 00
27.09.
1997
CONGO
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENSD12
29 02 00
13.12.
1997
SHIPWRECKED
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENDX14
54 02 00
07.03.
1998
NOT ABOUT US
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENSD15
66 02 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
14.10.
1972
FOXTROT
GENESIS
CHARISMA CAS1058
12 07 00
11.08.
1973
GENESIS LIVE
GENESIS
CHARISMA CLASS1
09 10 00
20.10.
1973
SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND
CHARISMA CAS1074
03 21 00
11.05.
1974
NURSERY CRYME
GENESIS
CHARISMA CAS1052
39 02 00
07.12.
1974
THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY
CHARISMA CGS101
10 06 00
28.02.
1976
A TRICK OF THE TAIL
CHARISMA CDS4001
03 39 00
15.01.
1977
WIND AND WUTHERING
CHARISMA CDS4005
07 22 00
29.10.
1977
SECONDS OUT
GENESIS
CHARISMA GE2001
04 17 00
15.04.
1978
AND THEN THERE WERE THREE
CHARISMA CDS4010
03 32 00
05.04.
1980
DUKE
GENESIS
CHARISMA CBR101
01 30 02
26.09.
1981
ABACAB
GENESIS
CHARISMA CBR102
01 27 02
12.06.
1982
3 SIDES LIVE
GENESIS
CHARISMA GE2002
02 19 00
15.10.
1983
GENESIS
GENESIS
CHARISMA GENLP1
01 51 01
Buy
21.04.
1984
TRESPASS
GENESIS
CHARISMA CHC12
98 01 00
21.06.
1986
INVISIBLE TOUCH
GENESIS
CHARISMA GENLP2
01 96 03
23.11.
1991
WE CAN'T DANCE
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENLP3
01 61 02
28.11.
1992
03 24 00
23.01.
1993
01 09 02
Buy
13.09.
1997
CALLING ALL STATIONS
VIRGIN GENCD6
02 08 00
04.07.
1998
ARCHIVE 1967-75
GENESIS
VIRGIN CDBOX6
35 02 00
Buy
06.11.
1999
TURN IT ON AGAIN - THE HITS
VIRGIN GENCDX8
04 19 00
Buy
11.12.
2004
PLATINUM COLLECTION
VIRGIN GENCDX9
21 14 00
Buy
16.06.
2007
TURN IT ON AGAIN - THE HITS
VIRGIN GENCDZ8
05 08 00
08.12.
2007
LIVE OVER EUROPE 2007
VIRGIN GENDCD10
51 05 00
11.10.
2014
R-KIVE
GENESIS
UMC/VIRGIN RKIVE1
07 08 00
18.10.
2014
DUKE
GENESIS
VIRGIN GENCDY9
97 01 00