Tag archives: ray wilson

Coming Up Monthly, the events of the month of Genesis & Co. - January 2021

The news of the month in the Genesis & Co universe: events, releases, ex-members & tribute bands in concert, etc. Constant updates.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

Outings & Events: 

Report an event: CLICK HERE

Ex Genesis on tour. INFO & TICKETS.

Tour Updates - Ray Wilson:

Tour Updates - Steve Hackett:

The concerts of the Tribute Bands of Genesis & Co.

Search here for all the concerts of the Tribute Band of Genesis & Co.

Horizons Radio News:

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Steve Hackett: 50 years ago the debut on stage with Genesis, January 14, 1971 - VIDEO & MEMORIES

Unforgettable stories and memories, through audio, video, documents and much more.

By D.B.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

50 years ago, on January 14, 1971, Steve Hackett made his debut in concert with Genesis at University College London. Here is the story of those eventful days. 

From genesisfan.net

By DB

As we have seen (READ THE SPECIAL OF HORIZONS RADIO ON THOSE DAYS), la band was very close to melting, because Anthony Phillips left his fellow adventurers and they also decided to replace John Mayhew, the current drummer. 

IGenesis have already hired Phil Collins on drums - Read -, now they have to find a good replacement on the guitar.

Both Ronnie Caryl have rehearsed in concertPhil's great friend (auditioned with him -Read) and guitarist of Flaming Youth, and Mick Barnard, member of Farm, but both did not convince the demanding members of the band.

After the farewell of Anthony Phillips - READ and then with the arrival of Phil, the Genesis have then continued as a quartet, with Tony playing all guitar parts on an electric piano Hohner filtered with a fuzz box. The research continues.

On December 14th, scrolling the Melody Maker,Peter is intrigued by the unusual announcement of a certain Steve. There he is:

From newslines.org

Remember Tony Banks in Genesis. The river of constant change, by Mario Giammetti, Editori gathered:

“Mike had auditioned for a long time, but Peter and I convinced ourselves that he was trying to find someone who sounded just like Ant, which was obviously impossible. So the two of us went to see Steve. He was really smart, looking at him he seemed one of many, instead he knew how to compose, experiment, he wasn't the classic mad guitarist ».

E remembers Steve in the same precious book by Giammetti:

«I played a little Jimmy Page, with fast solos that did not go well with delicacy of thetheir songs. The first times were really difficult ». 

And so we come to that January 14, 1971, when at University College London, Steve Hackett makes his debut in concert with Genesis. But it won't be an easy time.

Steve tells reported by Richard Macphail in My book of Genesis:

"The first gig was a disaster for me. Up until then I had used a borrowed fuzzbox or Tony's Marshall Superfuzz. So everything worked well, but that night they gave me a Shaftesbury Duo Fuzz which is a great fuzzbox. I couldn't get a Marshall Superfuzz and thought, 'Oh, this sounds good.'

And when we did the sound check it seemed all right, but obviously when everyone was playing, it was much louder and the return was a disaster. I got discouraged and forgot all my parts. I remember a heated argument after the show and thought it was all my fault.

In hindsight, it wasn't. That was my most embarrassing moment on stage, being on stage with deeply arranged music and with the total inability to remember a note, because I couldn't control my sound. It's not a good start, I thought. "

Steve tells to TWR # 33 reported by genesis-movement.org:

"It was a scary concert ... an unpleasant experience ... there were a lot of mistakes and I had a fuzz box that I had been rehearsing for weeks and suddenly that night I had to use a different one and it was like ... it was the difference between an amateur and a pro and with this fuzz box and its feedback I played badly throughout the show and thought I had it all wrong and it would be the last gig with them. " 

Actually, Steve isn't the only one playing poorly that night. Remember Mike Rutherford in its autobiography, The Living Years, Arcana:

"As we would have discovered over the years, Phil had the great ability to drink a lot without showing it. At Steve's first concert - University College London, January 1971 - an exception occurred. We had a few pints but no one had noticed that Phil had had a few more than the others and he was drunk Phil was a drummer so smart that he could do almost anything, but that night he got ready for one of his big rolls and nothing happened. performed to perfection, too bad it was moved twenty centimeters from each piece of the battery.

Poor Steve: it was his first concert, he was nervous and we had a drunk drummer. At the end of the evening, Tony and I had a bad time for Phil, which didn't bother Phil, but unfortunately Steve thought we were fighting because of him: we hated him and wanted to throw him out. As always, no one ever thought of letting the newcomer know how things were. "

E says Phil Collins in his autobiography:

"For the most part the concerts are conducted quite professionally: we arrive, play and go home. We smoke a few joints, but no exaggerated revelry. The only time it happens is at a concert at City University in London, the Steve's first with Genesis. We play later than expected, so I spend my time downing myself on some Newcastle Brown beers. When we get on stage I'm completely disoriented. I do all the right fills, but eight inches to the right of where I should. Other than air-guitar, this is air-drums. And afterwards I regret: "What will the new guitarist think? His first concert and the drummer is dead drunk." It is the first time that I play drunk, and it will also be the last. "

Click to purchase Phil Collins' autobiography
No, I haven't died of Phil Collins yet. Back cover - CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK.

Ma Stevedespite his concerns, pass the exam. And the confirmation comes from Peter Gabriel, who declares, reported in the aforementioned Giammetti book:

"We have had two guitarists in recent months but I hope this is the definitive one, we found it through the Melody Maker and it seems to have adapted very well". (Peter Gabriei, Zig Zag n.19, 5 / 71, «Genesis», anonymous). 

Here's what Anthony Phillips thinks today:

Steve will become a column of the Genesis, in the formation that many consider "the real one" and beyond. Until the sensational farewell.

But that's another story - READ IT HERE-.

by DB

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright Horizons Radio MAIL: CLICK HERE

Steve's latest on Horizons Genesis

Listen to Steve Hackett:

Collector's Corner: Steve Hackett

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Ray Wilson: The Weight Of Man Album Comes Spring - DETAILS & PRE-ORDER

Ray Wilson: the new album "The Weight Of Man". Here are all the stages of processing, according to his social diary.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

Click on the image and participate in the crowdfunding.

"The Weight Of Man" comes out in spring 2021.

"You Could Have Been Someone" is the second single from the album, released on December 4th. Buy it here in Mp3:

This is the video:

"Mother Earth" is the first single from the album, released on October 9th. Buy it here in Mp3:

This is the video:

On September 15, Ray published the following post:

Strings being recorded on 2 new songs tomorrow, by these very talented ladies 🙂

Published by Ray Wilson su Tuesday September 15 2020

This was the first news about the registration steps:

In the video Nir Z (drummer of Callling All Stations Album & Tour) is recording for Ray's album.

To finance the project, a Crowdfunding.

By paying now, you can support the registration process.

In addition, you will receive a preview copy of the CD, personally signed by Ray.

Ray is back on tour. See here all the rescheduled dates:

Follow all updates here:

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Listen to Ray Wilson:

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Music Vs Covid: Ray Wilson and his streaming concerts

Ray Wilson and his streaming concerts to stay in touch with fans.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

On Saturday 9 January, the streaming of the Zoetermeer concert, Holland, of 2019 was staged.

Together with the 8-piece band, Ray Wilson performed for over 2 hours in one of his favorite music venues. 

To see the concert you have to go to the site raywilson.net/backstage.

Ray Wilson A Tour. The concerts made during the lockdown last spring.

Here is the video of the last concert, the one of 13 June 2020 (pre summer concert):

 

May 30 was a special edition of the Ray Wilson Un Tour, for Steve Wilson's birthday.

Ray was joined by his "9 Piece Band".

Here is the video of May 30th:

 

Anyone who bought a ticket has earned a place in the Wall Of Fame by Ray Wilson A Tour.

The concert on May 16:

For the concert of Un Tour Gig on Saturday 16 May, Ray Wilson has once again been joined by an incredible selection of musicians, who will perform special requests and many classic songs. 

Steve Wilson, Guitar and voice
Ali Ferguson, Guitar and voice
Marcin Kajper, Saxophone
Kool Lyczek, Piano
Mario Koszel, Percussion
Alicja Chrzaszcz, Violin
Uwe Metzler, Guitar
Paul Holmes, Piano
Lawrie Macmillan, Bass

The brand new song "Almost Famous" (Wilson / Spence) was also presented.

The concert on May 9:

Ray Wilson writes on his website:

“Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of us around the world are isolated from each other.

During this difficult time, I will broadcast a one-hour concert every Saturday starting at 20.00 CET (19.00 GMT). The show will be pre-recorded.

You can send me requests and dedications by email to: requests@raywilson.net

The concerts are paid what you can, if you can, based on how much you can, by clicking on Buy A Ticket. "

The concert of April 25:

The concert of April 18:

For information and registration: www.raywilson.net

Listen to Ray Wilson:

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Happy 2021 with Genesis & Co. - See all the news

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

Books, records, collectibles, Genesis & Co. merchandising to give and treat yourself on any occasion. 

Collector's Corner

Not only Genesis & Co. Books, records, magazines and 100% Prog concert tickets on:

Site of the Horizons Radio family

Not only Genesis & Prog. Give the music as a gift:

 

The latest on Genesis & Co.

Listen to Genesis:

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Genesis Magazine Dusk: here are the contents of issue 96 - BUY or SUBSCRIBE

Here is the summary of the new issue of Dusk, the first and historic Italian Genesis Magazine.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano
It is Dusk number 96, and, as usual, hosts exclusive interviews and numerous reports on the latest news from the Genesis world. 

We invite those who have not already done so to
 enroll.

 

Here are the contents:

Peter Gabriel live:
The vinyl reissues

 

Steve Hackett:
Under A Mediterranean Sky preview
Live At Hammersmith

 

Anthony Phillips: Missing Links I-IV

 

Exclusive interview with Shankar

Disc Reviews:
Brand X: Livebox
Djabe: The Magic Stab
David Minasian
The Backstage
Vincenzo Ricca's The rome Pro (g) ject
John hackett

 

Book reviews:
Genesis 3 by Robert Ellis
Steve Hackett On Track by Geoffrey Feakes

All that remains is to wait for the new issue of Dusk, as always rich in Genesis & Co. material.

And who has not already done so, can sign up and subscribe here.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright Horizons Radio CLICK HERE

Listen to Genesis:

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Video Memories: Happy Birthday Ray Wilson, September 8, 1968 - VIDEO

Video Memories, the Story of Genesis & Co. through videos.

By DB

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

September 8. Ray Wilson's birthday.

Here are some moments with Genesis:

Tracklist:

00:00:00 Intro

00:02:30 Band Introductions

00:03:36 Not About Us

00:06:42 More Band Introductions

00:12:04 No Son Of Mine

00:15:15 Interview

00:19:42 Supper's Ready (Part I Lover's Leap)

00:21:57 Interview

00:26:42 Turn It On Again

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Ray Wilson: Time and Social Distance Tour - DATES & SOCIAL DIARY

Ray Wilson on tour. Here are the confirmed and postponed dates. CONTINUOUS UPDATES.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

Updates via Facebook:

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Social diary of the tour concerts.

RAY WILSON AND BAND

August 21

City

Grebenhain-Crainfeld, Germany 

lineup

Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Vogelsberger Hof (Open Air Parkwiese)

 

RAY WILSON TRIO

Date

August 22

City

Wilhelmshaven, Germany 

lineup

Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

August 23

City

Hamburg, Germany

Really great to play in Hamburg again, last night. Thanks for helping us to create a very special evening

Published by Ray Wilson su Sunday September 20 2020

lineup

CONCERT POSTPONED. NEW DATE 07.05.2021
*** SOLD OUT ***
Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Downtown Bluesclub

 

RAY WILSON TRIO

Date

August 27

City

Poznan, Poland

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano

Venue

Dziedziniec CK Zamek

Tickets

 

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

August 28

City

Sopot, Poland

Memories from Sopot. 😘

Published by Ray Wilson su Monday 31 August 2020

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Tarasy przy Parku Wodnym

Tickets

 

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 3, 2020

City

Isernhagen, Germany

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Blues Garage

 

 

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 4, 2020

City

Isernhagen, Germany

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Blues Garage

 

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 6, 2020

City

Magdeburg, Germany

Tonight's venue in Magdeburg. Beautiful location. Photo by Dirk Ballarin

Published by Ray Wilson su Sunday September 6 2020

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Johanniskirche Magdeburg

: )

Published by Ray Wilson su Tuesday September 8 2020

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 11, 2020

City

Loket, Czech Republic

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Amfiteátr Loket

Last night in Loket, Czech Republic

Published by Ray Wilson su Saturday 12 September 2020

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 12, 2020

City

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Published by Ray Wilson su Friday 25 September 2020

Published by Ray Wilson su Wednesday September 23 2020

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

AREÁL KORUNNÍ PEVNOSTI

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

September 17, 2020

City

Bünde, Germany

Ray Wilson and the Shadows 🙂 thanks to everyone in Buende. It was a lot of fun to play for you. Photo by Ina Jahn

Published by Ray Wilson su Friday 18 September 2020

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Venue

Universum Bünde *** SOLD OUT ***

 

RAY WILSON TRIO

Date

September 18, 2020

City

Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany

Nice photo from our concert in Brandenburg an der havel last night. Photo by Manuela Garten

Published by Ray Wilson su Friday 18 September 2020

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano

Venue

RAY WILSON AND BAND

Date

October 11, 2020

City

Dresden, Germany

lineup

Band Members:
Ray Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Steve Wilson Vocals / Guitar
Kool Lyczek Piano / Keyboards
Marcin Kajper Bass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Mario Koszel Drums and Percussion
Alicja Chrząszcz Violin

Thank you Dresden 😘😘

Published by Ray Wilson su Sunday October 11 2020

Listen to Ray Wilson plays Genesis:

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Seven Stones, seven milestones of Genesis & Co .: "Take to sea"

Seven milestones for a free musical journey through Genesis & Co.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

Guess the link THIS TIME VERY EASY among these seven songs (the solution is after the songs). Don't you want to guess? Then LISTEN TO THE PODCAST (in Italian) - CLICK HERE.

Check if you guessed it:

apri

1) Genesis “Home by the Sea” (1983). The lyrics of the song are actually not very summery and related to the sea: it is about a thief, who breaks into a house only to discover that it is haunted. The thief is captured by the ghosts, which force him to listen to their stories for the rest of his life.

2) Peter Gabriel "Red Rain" (1986). Also in this case the sea is rather disturbing. The text was in fact inspired by a recurring dream in which Gabriel was swimming in a sea of ​​red water. Gabriel explained to “Mojo” magazine in September 2013: “Red Rain” was written after a dream I had had in which the sea was divided by two walls. There were these glass figures, which screwed into each wall, filled with red blood and then lowered to the sand, where they dumped the blood. I had these extremely vivid dreams, which scared the hell out of me ”.

3) Mike + The Mechanics "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" (1995). The beach is a metaphor, also highlighted by the cover, in which Mike is sitting barefoot on an expanse of gold coins. As if to say that it is about appreciating what we have here and now and not looking for what we cannot achieve anyway. Appreciate what we have, even the little things.

4) Phil Collins “Too Many Fish in the Sea” (2010). It is a hit song from 1964 recorded by the Motown singing group The Marvelettes. It was the group's first hit, in the top 40 for nearly a year, reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was one of the first hit singles written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland. It was also the first single produced by Whitfield. In 2010 Phil Collins included her in "Going Back", his eighth solo studio album, with covers of 60s Motown and soul standards. “Too Many Fish in the Sea”, was given as a free preview to new users registered on Phil's renewed website. Then he was part of the bonus tracks of the DVD and of “The Essential Going Back”, a reissue released on 10 June 2016. Here too the fish in the title are a metaphor.

5) Ray Wilson "Song for a Friend" (2016). In the song Ray lets himself go to memories: "If you look over there, that's where I was born". The song is based on simple flashes of memories about his mother: "She was just the best mom in the world", which is compared to the fresh and clear sea air.

6) Steve Hackett "Loving Sea" (2015). Steve explained it in this video, released on July 26, 2020:

7) Anthony Phillips "The Sea and the Armadillo" (1984). It is part of the album “Private Parts and Pieces IV: A Catch at the Tables”, Ant's ninth studio work and the fourth installment of his “Private Parts & Pieces” series. The piece is instrumental. In the album, between sea and lake ("Down Over The Lake"), water is very present, even on the cover:

Also suggest your Seven Stones, your seven degrees of union between Genesis & Co. to our email. CLICK HERE.

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY

Phil Collins' places: London-Concorde-Philadelphia and back - PHIL's MEMORY

Unforgettable places in the history of Genesis & Co., through audio, video, documents and much more.

By D.B.

Select Language

English English Italiano Italiano

On July 13, 1985 Phil Collins is the protagonist of a sensational double performance at Live Aid, one in London, the other in Philadelphia, on the other side of the Atlantic.

Listen also to the podcast (in Italian) - CLICK HERE.

Around three in the afternoon Phil and Sting take the stage at Wembley, greeted by a roar of the audience.

But not everything goes smoothly: Sting forgets the words of Every Breath You Take.

"A moment before entering the scene, with the utmost ease, Sting warns me:" By the way, sometimes I mess with words ... ". A moment later, standing in front of the piano, I struggle to read the verses while he left for the bribe on the other side of the stage: «Every breath ... every move ... every bond ...» ", Phil recalls in his autobiography "No, I'm not dead yet", trad. Anna Mioni, Mondadori.

Not only. The day is very hot, even in London. Phil again:

"The stage is white, the sun is shining and one dies of heat. I am so sweaty that while I play Against All Odds a finger slips on the piano keys. A real cue, I almost shiver the eighty thousand fans who fill Wembley. And not only them , that wrong note has gone all over the world. If we add the Every Breath mess, I'm already making the beginner figure. "

Phil also performs at Wembley In The Air Tonight, poi, together with Sting, here Long Long Way to Go:

London's Phil Collins performance ends like this. But not his long day. A waits for him Concord for the United States. Remember Phil: 

"I didn't want to go for the only braggar who played at both concerts, and they had assured me that Duran Duran would also fly to Philadelphia. Except that, for some reason, Duran Duran perform only in America. In short, at any moment the atmosphere changes completely. "

Indeed, halfway through the flight of Concord, a television link from the plane is scheduled. There he is:

And here's how Phil remembers it:

"In television studios in London, the presenters of the with the BBC fuel the excitement of the audience. «Here we are live with Phil Collins from the Concorde booth! How's it going, Phil? "

«All right, we are halfway ...»

Billy Connolly, Andrew Ridgeley of Wham! and Pamela Stephenson, the guests in the studio, are perplexed. They hear nothing but indistinct chicks and interference. "

Arrived by helicopter from JFK Airport of New York at JFK Stadium Phil Philadelphia accompanies Eric Clapton on drums White Room:

She's Waiting:

E Layla:

Phil remenbers: "The set with Eric is fun and carefree. With his drummer Jamie we avoid cutting our way, and the result is splendid."

Then he performs alone. Again Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) e In the Air Tonight:

So it is the most delicate moment of the reunion of Led Zeppelin. Phil will play with them. His friend Robert Plant had invited him, even before the other former members were involved and Live Aid turned into their sensational return together. But even before going on stage, the atmosphere is not the best.

Phil: "Robert alone: ​​an adorable guy. Robert and everything that has to do with the Zeppelins: it's like a strange and malevolent chemical reaction is produced. It's all dark, even diabolical. Jimmy is obviously - let's say - nervous and irritable . (...) now they are introducing me to John Paul Jones, who is silent as a fish. Then it's Tony Thompson's turn. I realize that he treats me with extreme coldness. (...) I talk to him about the risks of the two drummers on stage: I have been doing it with Genesis and my band for years, I know perfectly well how easy it is to go downhill. The secret, as I learned at my expense, is to be simple. Tony's gaze, however, tells me that he does not know what to do with the "tips" of an opportunist who has just landed from overseas with the Concorde. "

Phil introduces Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin (here is the whole exhibition):

perform Rock And Roll, Whole Lotta Love and Stairway to Heaven. 

But Phil doesn't have a good memory of the performance: "From the beginning I realize that things are not going in the right direction. From my position I feel little Robert, but enough to realize that it is not at its best. The same goes for Jimmy.

I don't even remember playing Rock and Roll, but I know I did. But I remember long and atrocious minutes of what Robert disdainfully calls "knitting", or the effect drumming (...) beating the air to avoid contributing to the disaster. If I had known about the other drummer, I would have called out well before I got to Philadelphia.

On stage, I keep my eyes on Tony Thompson. I have to go after him, because he hits like hell and has decided to ignore my advice. (...) The point is that I felt terrifyingly uncomfortable, if I could I would have left the stage in the middle of Stairway, if not sooner. But can you imagine the reactions? "

And with some relief that Phil completes the performance with Led Zeppelin. Now he "only" has to face an interview with them. Here she is:

Phil again from his autobiography: "Hunter starts asking simple questions, but nobody takes him seriously. Robert and Jimmy give vague and impertinent answers, John Paul Jones is always silent as a fish.

I'm sorry about Hunter. He is live worldwide and the audience is watching him with bated breath, but the boys are making him look like an idiot. And so, despite not having any title, I try to save the salvable by answering me. "

Backstage Collins also has breath to summarize this long day in a single interview, still with Hunter:

But in his autobiography the summary is far more cutting and effective: "Wembley, Heathrow, Concorde, the JFK (airport and stadium), the four performances, one of them infernal ".

A final curiosity: on the Concord Collins had met actress and singer Cher, who was unaware of the concerts. After reaching the United States, she witnessed the one in Philadelphia and you can see her performing in the final collective song We Are the World

Phil had also been invited to participate, but he had declined due to exhaustion (and not only, given how it went with Plant & Co.).

"In the hotel I turn on the TV and see the last spasms of the Philadelphia concert. Wait, who's the one on stage? Cher - says Phil-.

It is a worthy end to a day of madness. Not only has she managed to get in, but she has a microphone in her hand and is singing We Are the World. Maybe my verse. "

Phil Collins' memories are taken from:

Watch all the Live Aid concerts

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright Horizons Radio MAIL: CLICK HERE

Horizons Radio News

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. Latest News
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter

Genesis & Co. News of the Week
We keep your personal data and we only share them with third parties necessary for the provision of services. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

Listen to Genesis & Co. also on:

Support Horizons Radio




READ WHY