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Guitarist Daryl Stuermer Talks 40-Year Career With Genesis, Phil Collins

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."


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