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Mike Rutherford - Author

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Michael Rutherford is a founding member of Genesis, initially as a bassist and backup vocalist. Rutherford often played rhythm guitar and 12-string guitar for the band in the early years. Following the departure of Steve Hackett from Genesis in 1977, he assumed the role of lead guitarist on the band's studio albums, beginning with And Then There Were Three in 1978. He is one of only two constant members in Genesis (the other is keyboardist Tony Banks). Rutherford wrote the lyrics to many Genesis songs during their career, including some of the band's biggest international hits, such as Follow You, Follow Me, Turn It On Again, Land of Confusion and Throwing It All Away. He also formed Mike + The Mechanics in 1985. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

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The Living Years

The Living Years

Author: Mike Rutherford Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

February 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. If you’re a fan of the music group Genesis you’ll snap up this autobiography but it’s not to be dismissed as just one for the fans. Mike Rutherford’s father – ex Royal Navy was incredibly supportive of his son’s ambition, they were not especially close, British middle class upper-lip and public school saw to that but there was underneath a strong attachment between them. Mike’s story is punctuated with extracts from his father’s unpublished memoirs, contrasting his father’s experiences with his own. Particularly valuable is the insight you gain into the lives of musicians and an anecdote to the school of critics who would have us believe all music groups either win talent contests or just grab a guitar and start playing. Starting and ending with the death of his father, Mike Rutherford’s story of family support, the long hard graft to get to the top and his own journey into fatherhood is one I’d recommend to anyone, Genesis fan or not.   Like for Like Reading Dear Lupin...Letters to a Wayward Son, Roger and Charlie Mortimer Him & Me, Jack and Michael Whitehall

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