You don’t hear the 1986 Genesis song "Tonight Tonight Tonight" very often these days, but back then it was absolutely inescapable.
On the latest installment of Kyle Meredith With…, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett discusses his new album, At the Edge of Light, and how it once again boasts band members from all over the globe.
Whatever happened to Mick Strickland? He was one of hundreds of vocalists who applied for the job of lead singer in Genesis after Peter Gabriel left the band. Strickland even made it as far as Trident Studios to sing with the band. However, it didn’t work out.
On June 23rd, 1974, 21-year-old jazz-fusion guitarist Daryl Stuermer was watching the short-lived talk show Speakeasy when the guests for the evening included Beach Boys singer Mike Love, English guitarist John McLaughlin, jazz flutist Charles Lloyd and Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel. Stuermer had never heard of Genesis and the brief video segment showing their performance of "Supper’s Ready" did little to win him over. "Peter was wearing a flower on his head," says Stuermer. "When I saw that I thought, ‘Oh, that’s not my kind of thing. This is ridiculous."