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The shambolic Genesis reunion that saved Peter Gabriel from financial ruin

On October 2 1982, Peter Gabriel rejoined Genesis for one night only at a concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl. For legal reasons, the re-union was billed as Six Of The Best, a sleight of hand that did nothing to deter more than 60,000 supporters from descending on a venue in northern Buckinghamshire that was once a clay pit. As befits this most wistfully English of groups, it tipped it down all day.

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Flashback: Peter Gabriel Reunites With Genesis in 1982

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.

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