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Thirty Years of Genesis in Photos

from the book ‘Genesis: Chapter & Verse’

Photo by Jonathan Silver

Genesis rehearsing with John Silver, the group's second drummer, in the summer of 1968. Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Silver, Mike Rutherford and Peter Gabriel (from left). Silver played drums on the bulk of the songs from their 1969 debut album From Genesis to Revelation, but quit soon after to attend Cornell University.

Photo by Ian Dickson

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The group's longtime friend and road manager Richard Macphail (left) and Tony Banks (right) in the early 1970s. Macphail met the band at Charterhouse boarding school in the mid 1960s. He stayed with them until 1973.

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Photo by Armando Gallo

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The classic lineup of Genesis in the early 1970s. From left: Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett.

Photo: Richard MacPhail

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Collins and his left-handed drum kit in the early 1970s. He became the group's fourth drummer in 1971. Five years later he became their lead singer after Peter Gabriel quit.

Photo by Armando Gallo

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Peter Gabriel shocked an Irish crowd (and his bandmates) in 1972 when he walked onstage wearing his wife's red dress and a fox's head, his first performance in costume.

Photo by Tony Banks

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Collins working in Relight studio in Hilvarenbeek Holland, where Genesis cut 1977's Wind and Wuthering and 1978's And Then There Were Three.

Genesis, Shepperton Studios, 'follow me follow you' video, Feb '78, 7802008, ©1978 Robert Ellis/Repfoto

Photo by Robert Ellis

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Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins and Tony Banks (from left) in February 1978 on the set of the "Follow You, Follow Me" video. The song was their first worldwide hit.

Genesis,'Three sides live', Hammersmith Odeon, Sep '82, 8209002, ©1982 Robert Ellis/Repfoto

Photo by Robert Ellis

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Daryl Streumer, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins (from left) onstage in the early 1980s. They were the first band to utilize Vari-Lites, which became a staple of their show over the next decade. "They gave us a fantastically different look on stage," Rutherford said.

Genesis, Toulouse France May '87, 8705014, © 1987 Robert Ellis/Repfoto

Photo by Robert Ellis

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At London's Wembley Stadium in 1987 supporting Invisible Touch. "There were nearly 300,000 people there [over four nights]," Tony Banks said. "I thought at the time, and I still think now, that moment was the peak of our career."

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andre Csillag / Rex Features GENESIS - PHIL COLLINS, TONY BANKS, MIKE RUTHERFORD AT THEIR PRIVATE RECORDING STUDIO, BRITAIN - 1991 GENESIS POSED

Photo by Andre Csillag/ Rex Features

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At the Farm, the U.K. studio where they recorded We Can't Dance, in 1991 — Phil Collins' final album with the band.

Photo by Armando Gallo

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Filming the "Congo" video in 1997. Drummer Nir Zidkyahu, vocalist Ray Wilson, Banks and Rutherford (from left). Wilson replaced Collins, who quit the group in 1997. The only album cut with this lineup, Calling All Stations, was a commercial disappointment, and they folded after a brief European tour.

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Photo by Guido Karp

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Chester Thompson, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Daryl Streumer and Tony Banks (from left) taking a break from rehearsals for their 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour.

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