In the beginning, there was Peter Gabriel.
After more than 400 audition tapes, Genesis realized that they had a replacement for departed singer Peter Gabriel already among their ranks. But Phil Collins‘ ascension didn’t guarantee anything for the group — not in creative or commercial terms.
During the tour for their cosmic 1974 double record, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (the subject of an excellent book by the same name by Kevin Holm-Hudson), Peter Gabriel and his many different theatrical personalities took center stage. But that wasn’t the first time Peter Gabriel tripped his bandmates out with his on-stage personas.