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9-july-1971 Genesis

DATE: Friday, 9th, July, 1971
LOCATION: 90 Wardour Street
MAIN ACT: Genesis
BAND MEMBERS: Peter Gabriel (vocals), Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bass), Anthony Phillips (guitar), John Matthew (drums)
SUPPORTING ACTS: Cosmosis


Genesis played at the Marquee club in June 1970 after they were discovered by Charisma label's chairman, Tony Stratton-Smith and had signed a productive record deal that would last for many years in the career of the band. The evening was presented as part of a series of Charisma Records nights at the club featuring different artists on the label. Stratton, who was one of the most attached characters in London's music industry to the Marquee club, got a couple of gigs for the band in May and June 1970, during the period of rehearsals for the forthcoming album. "Trespass" was released in the summer of 1970 at Trident studios close to the Marquee club and was released in October that year. Genesis also presented "Foxtrot" at the 11th National Jazz & Blues Festival in Reading, organized by the Marquee club, on the 26th of July.

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