June 1986, when Genesis & Co. are at the top of the charts

Thirty years ago, seven records in the Hot 100 di Billboard in the USA they were dealing with the five members of the classic Genesis lineup.

By Eugenio Delmale

The dimensions of the success achieved by Genesis & Co. are in fact demonstrated by American rankings, never before climbed so massively. The tastes of the American market therefore reward the new sound.

I genesis are present with Invisible Touch, which enjoys the commercial success of Phil Collins and the previous album, simply titled genesis

Not only. The videos taken from the album are of great impact, like the title track o Land of confusion.

Peter Gabriel square Sledgehammer and the album So in Check these top 10, until arriving, on July 26, 1986, in first position undermining his own Invisible Touch. Again, the video was a huge help to the success of the single and the entire disc.

Also Phil Collins is in the rankings, both with Take Me Home, which was also number one, both as a producer of Howard Jones and its No One Is to Blame.

The group of Mike rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics , has two singles on the charts: Taken In e All I Need Is a Miracle.

There is also Steve Hackett, with the project GTR, together with the guitarist of the Yes Steve howe. When the heart rules the mind climb the Top 30 sensationally.

"It was the Genesis-mafia! - he said jokingly Tony Banks - We thought we really made it when Invisible Touch went to the top of the American rankings. And then it was like: 'Oh hell, there is also Peter'. In England we had never had very successful singles, because there people always waited for the album " Daryl Easlea, Without borders. Life and music of Peter Gabriel).

To learn more:

Peter Gabriel, 30 years of So

Peter Gabriel and the videoclip revolution

Genesis, when the Prog becomes Pop

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