Steve Hackett - Prog Rock Superstar Guitarist For Genesis During Their Golden Era. Talks About The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Paul Butterfield, Mellotrons, His "Foxtrot At 50" Tour And Much More!
Steve Hackett is a prog rock Superstar. He was the guitarist for Genesis during their golden era from 1971-77 as part of their classic lineup featuring Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins. His guitar work on their iconic albums Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Wind and Wuthering and Selling England By The Pound helped to make the band one of the greatest of the rock era. Since leaving Genesis he’s released over 30 albums. He’s also known as a virtuoso classical guitarist. He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010.
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In this episode Steve and I discuss:
- Fusion music including Weather Report and Mahavishnu
- His start playing harmonica and some of the great harmonica players
- The influence of The Beatles
- Joining Genesis
“Fifth Of Firth”
“The Fountain Of Salmacis”
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”
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“All Of The Time” is Robert’s most recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple, Amazon or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
Robert’s “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It’s a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
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