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Monday, 13 April 2015

Flashback: Peter Gabriel Reunites With Genesis in 1982

Reuniting with Genesis was just about the last thing on Peter Gabriel's mind in 1982. He'd been out of the band for seven years at that point and his solo career was finally beginning to take off. His single "Shock the Monkey" was his first Top 40 hit in America, crowds at his concerts were growing every year and critics loved his most recent two albums

The only thing that would have brought him back to Genesis was if people were literally threatening to murder him, which is exactly what happened after a WOMAD concert he staged in England was a financial disaster. "The debts were more than I could ever hope to sort out personally," he said. "I had some horrible phone calls and death threats from people I owed money to. It was a very oppressive nightmare."

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