Happy Birthday Steve Hackett! February 12, 1950

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Steve Hackett was born in London on February 12, 1950. 

Last year, on the occasion of its 70 years, Steve gave Horizons Radio an interview, in which he traces a balance of his artistic life and beyond.

Interview by SaimonP. & DB:

HR: We are very excited about your autobiography due out July 24, 2020. It is usually said that writing your own autobiography is a very intimate and introspective process, as well as a therapeutic one. What prompted you to write it and how difficult was it?

Steve Hackett: I wanted to be able to share my experiences, thoughts and feelings ...

Read it all:

A new Steve album has just been released. See how he told the individual tracks and extracted videos:

Il first disc: in 1970 he released an album entitled The Road as a member of Quiet World, a group in which his brother, John Hackett, also plays on the flute. Here is the audio:

The turning point: looking for a new band, Hackett publishes an announcement in Melody Maker magazine:

Hackett's first recording with Genesis is the album Nursery cryme. Steve inherits the role of guitarist for Anthony Phillips. Listen to it special by Horizons Radio "Anthony & Steve two guitars in the myth of Genesis", by Paolo Tenerini - CLICK HERE.

In Foxtrot il first acoustic solo by Hackett, Horizons:

Hackett is the first Genesis member to publish a solo album, Voyage of the Acolyte, attended by Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford.  Listen to the Horizons Radio special - CLICK HERE

Steve announces its withdrawal from Genesis on October 8, 1977, a week before the release of the second album live of the group, Seconds Out.

On October 2, 1982 a return with Genesis, for a good purpose, on the occasion of Six of the Best, the "solidarity" reunion of Genesis - WATCH THE SPECIAL OF HORIZONS RADIO.

Il first album after leaving Genesis is from 1978, his second soloist, Please don't touch.

Steve Hackett Please Don't Touch, the cover

On 4 October 1978 he began his career in Oslo first European tour, and in 1980 the first tour in the USA.

Here is the video of the full concert recorded on the date in Bremen, Germany, one month later:

And here is the American concert at the Bottom Line Club, New York NY:

Cured it's Steve's album that yes placed better in the rankings (number 15 in the UK, number 169 in the USA)

He also played with icon the GTR, the supergroup founded together with Steve Howe. Here are the publications:

With Squackett (Chris Squire & Steve Hackett):

Follow the special on the new Tour, which is about to start.


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