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Mike Rutherford: The precious living years with my father

As a teenager in the late 1960s, the last thing I wanted was to be like my father. He was a retired naval captain who'd fought in the second world war; I'd just recorded my first album with Genesis, had hair down to my elbows and lived in jeans and a military jacket from Kensington market that smelled like an entire battalion had worn it at some stage or another. It never occurred to me that he might see this as disrespectful.
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Mike Rutherford on the cover Prog

As Mike releases his autobiography The Living Years, the first from a member of Genesis (as well as celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Mike & The Mechanics album of the same name), we talk to him about some of the amazing revelations about both the band and himself, unearthing a whole new, hitherto unseen side of the band.
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We chat to Mike Rurtherford

It's a quarter of a century since Mike and the Mechanics had a worldwide smash with The Living Years. Written about his father, who died in 1987, after all these years, Mike Rutherford now feels closer to the man who brought him up than ever.
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