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1. Genesis formed in 1967 from two school bands from the Charterhouse School in the town of Godalming in Surrey, England. Which of these musicians was not one of the original lineup?
2. Under the direction of songwriter and producer Jonathan King, the band chose the name Genesis (over 'Gabriel's Angels') and produced their first album, which was released in 1969. What was its title?
3. What single was released by Genesis before they began recording their first album?
4. Before recording their second studio album "Trespass", the band saw another change of drummer. His name was Phil Collins.
5. Four albums were produced during the timeframe between "Trespass" and Peter Gabriel's departure from Genesis in 1975. This came to be known as the band's 'classic' era. Which band member took over from Gabriel as lead singer?
6. The 1978 studio album "...And Then There Were Three..." signified that yes, another band member had left the group. Which of the four was it?
7. After being reduced to three, each member of the group took a short period of 'alone' time to work on their own music before coming back together to produce their next studio album, entitled "Duke". This album featured the first-ever Genesis song that used a drum machine.
8. Which album, released in 1986, had five U.S. top-five singles, making it the most successful Genesis album of the 1980s?
9. The band took a hiatus after recording their successful 1986 album, coming together again after five years to record what would be Phil Collins' last album (of the 20th century) with Genesis. What album, released in 1991, was it?
10. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford reunited in the 2000s for a reunion tour, entitled "Turn it On Again: The Tour". During the summer of what year did that tour take place?
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