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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.


Genesis. The longs? Or the shorts?

Many Genesis fans will recall Phil Collins’ opening monologues at latter-day Genesis shows, wherein he’d relate that the band would later be playing "some old songs" – cue massive cheers from the massed throng – as well as "some new songs" – less enthusiastic cries from the audience.


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