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Watch earliest known footage of Genesis with Phil Collins as lead singer

Genesis played at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Hall on March 31, 1976, their fifth ever show with Phil Collins as lead singer



Rare footage of one of Phil Collins first ever gigs as lead singer for Genesis has surfaced and you can watch it below.

The show took place at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Garden’s venue on March 31, 1976 Collins’ fifth show as frotnman. Collins’ first ever gig as frontman had been in London, Ontario first, then Kitchener on March 25, 1976.

The 17-minutes of footage was shot on Super 8 reels by photographer Jim Kelly, capturing the Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford line-up, bolstered by former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford. The footage has been converted to 4K by the Genesis website The Genesis Museum, who also restored the band’s 1973 Bataclan footage.

The setlist for the footage is:
Dance On A Volcano
Carpet Crawlers
The Cinema Show
Robbery Assault  And Battery
Supper’s Ready
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Los Endos
Watcher Of The Skies