It seems inconceivable now that Genesis ever made albums that missed the UK charts when they were first released. But as their audience grew gradually in their early days, such was the case with both Trespass in 1970 and Nursery Cryme the following year.
45 years ago today (9/30/70), Phil Collins joined Genesis as drummer, replacing their third drummer John Mayhew. In 1970, Collins answered a Melody Maker classified ad for "…a drummer sensitive to acoustic music, and 12-string acoustic guitarist".
Most critics view 1971’s Nursery Cryme as the first classic Genesis album – the band’s progressive watershed.