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Genesis Reborn

Chris Salewicz, Gig, May 1977

If Mick Jagger were to quit the Rolling Stones or Robert Plant were to leave Led Zeppelin, there doesn't seem to be the least possibility that either band would – as Genesis has done since lead vocalist Peter Gabriel split the outfit in 1975 after several albums – retain its status or actually increase its popularity. Matters of mere internal chemistry aside, the nature of such bands is that to their audience the image of the individual musicians is almost certainly as important as that of the band's music.

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