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Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Genesis!

Today's Icon at 11 O'Clock: Genesis!

Listen to three songs from Genesis today at 11am!

Genesis originally formed in 1967 and currently consists of its three longest-tenured members: Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar), who were founder members; and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who first joined in 1970. Past members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar), also played major roles in the band in its early years.


Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Peter Gabriel of Genesis in 1975 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage) More Photos

In the late 1960s, Genesis's music was initially regarded by the band and the fans as a pop experiment, referring to then-popular melodic pop. They quickly evolved into a progressive rock band with the incorporation of complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation. Their concerts became theatrical experiences with innovative stage design, pyrotechnics, extravagant costumes and on-stage stories.

In the late '70s and early '80s the band's musical direction changed once again, becoming more pop oriented and commercially accessible. This resulted in their first top 40 single in the US with "Follow You Follow Me", their first number one album in the United Kingdom, Duke, and their only number one single in the United States, "Invisible Touch".

Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.

Listen to Genesis on iHeartRadio.

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