Formed in 1967 at Charterhouse School in Surrey, England, Genesis is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. Known for their complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation, the band's early work was defined by the theatrical performances of founder member Peter Gabriel. After Gabriel's departure in 1975, drummer Phil Collins took over lead vocals and the band shifted towards more accessible pop-based music. This change catapulted Genesis to immense popularity throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1996, Collins left to focus on his solo career, leaving Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks to continue with new vocalist Ray Wilson. However, this lineup only lasted for one album before Genesis went on hiatus due to poor performance and critical reception. In 2006, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford reunited for a successful tour called "Turn It On Again." Despite much speculation and anticipation, a reunion involving ex-members Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett has yet to materialize.
Recognized for their contributions to rock music, Genesis was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as performers in 2010. Over their extensive career, the band has featured various talented musicians including Anthony Phillips, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins as both drummer and vocalist among others. With their unique blend of progressive rock and pop sensibilities,