1972 was truly an important year for progressive music. There were several artists that undeniably pushed the barriers of music and raised the bar really high.
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has recalled how he and Peter Gabriel endured personal problems during the making of classic album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway – and how they contributed to Gabriel’s departure the following year.
In 1976, the English progressive rock group Genesis is found orphan of its lead singer. Peter Gabriel left, taking his talent as a songwriter, his stage eccentricity and his voice in his luggage.
Reuniting with Genesis was just about the last thing on Peter Gabriel's mind in 1982. He'd been out of the band for seven years at that point and his solo career was finally beginning to take off. His single "Shock the Monkey" was his first Top 40 hit in America, crowds at his concerts were growing every year and critics loved his most recent two albums.