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Article: My haven: Mike Rutherford […] in his Surrey studio

Mike talks to Adrian Thrills for MailOnline about objects that hold a special significance for him.

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If I have a sense of belonging anywhere, it’s here in this recording studio in an old barn that Genesis bought in 1980. It was around the same time as my wife Angie and I moved to Surrey from London and we live nearby. I’ve made a lot of music here, with Genesis and my other band, Mike + The Mechanics. The picture on the wall is from the video for the Genesis single Land Of Confusion, made by the people who did the Spitting Image puppets – they could have made my nose a little bigger!

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Article: Mike Rutherford: Father was Genesis of my music

Mike talks to the Daily Express in conjunction with the release of his book. Interview by Jane Clinton.

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He was immersed in the fame of Genesis on tour in the United States when, in 1986, he received a phone call to say William, a distinguished Second World War naval captain, had died.

“I’d never told my dad that I loved him and my biggest regret was not telling him what a wonderful man he’d been in my life,” says Rutherford.

He derives consolation from the fact that both his mother and father saw the band, of which he was a founding member, “do well”, as he puts it.

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