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Tagged: classic rockconcertconcertsgiggigsmusicprog rockrockrock n roll. Firstly they were one of the biggest bands in the UK, big enough to headline the massive Knebworth festival and secondly they were in the news because their line-up changed again when Steve Hackett left to pursue a solo career. Genesis were now down to three members, and hence the album title, those being Phil Collins now vocalist, frontman, and drummer extraordinaire, Mike Rutherford on bass and guitar, and Tony Banks on keyboards.
The remaining Genesis knebworth 1978 duties we fulfilled by players Daryl Stuermer on guitar and Chester Thompson on drums. By the Knebworth Festival was well established and the line-up for this event was pretty strong. Of the other acts on the bill I remember enjoying Tom Petty particularly. In fact his set was the highlight of the day. Jefferson Starship also played a great set, which was remarkable given the absence of lead singer Grace Slick who had left the band a few days earlier, suffering from drink and drug problems.
The weather was ok, warm, but not hot. Festival favourite Roy Harper was a late, unexpected and very welcome addition to the bill, coming on stage to warm the crowd up just before Genesis. The headliners took to the stage quite late in the evening, and had an amazing light show.
The set was drawn mostly from their more recent albums, which was a disappointment for me, as I was hoping that they would still play some of their older material. I Know What I Like was reserved for the encore. The single at the time was Follow You Follow Me. I suppose this was the point where Genesis really became a mega band in the UK, and started to move more towards AOR and soft rock, and away from the beautiful mysterious prog rock what had characterised their earlier days.
Genesis had changed into a different sort of rock act, and I guess that night at Knebworth I realised that for the first time. I was there and the Genesis set was a disaster The computer driven lighting system using moving mirrors was Genesis knebworth 1978 working, and Jefferson Starship played a mammoth set beforehand to give the techies time to sort it out.
Given their recent problems, they gave their all, and the warmth that emanated from that stage was a beautiful thing. But, I can honestly say, that night in June changed my life. No longer a fan of chart music, now I had some serious musicians to follow.
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Genesis’ Midsummer Night At Knebworth Festival