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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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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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