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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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Article: Genesis star Mike Rutherford: ‘I never told Dad what a wonderful man he was’

Mike talks to The Telegraph about his loving and supportive father. Interview by Julia Llewelyn-Smith.

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When Mike Rutherford’s father died in 1986, the lead guitarist of the rock band Genesis was feeling “invincible”.

“We were on a high, touring America, playing to 20,000 people a night in Chicago, selling 15 million records. It felt like nothing could go wrong,” he says. “I was in a bubble, so into myself and our success. If only I’d just stood back a bit and thought: ‘Hang on, he’s getting old.’ If only I’d spent more time with him.”

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Article: Mike Rutherford: The precious living years with my father

Mike contributes to The Guardian Family section in conjunction with the release of his book, The Living Years.

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Mike with his parents and sister Nicky on Whale Island, Portsmouth

As a teenager in the late 1960s, the last thing I wanted was to be like my father. He was a retired naval captain who’d fought in the second world war; I’d just recorded my first album with Genesis, had hair down to my elbows and lived in jeans and a military jacket from Kensington market that smelled like an entire battalion had worn it at some stage or another. It never occurred to me that he might see this as disrespectful.

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Video: Mike on Pointless

Mike appeared on UK quiz show Pointless on November 9th, 2013, with team mate Ali Campbell, previously of UB40. Thank you to YouTube user bananaramatube for uploading the video.

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Video: Mike on Top Gear

Mike appeared on Top Gear in order to terrorise Richard Hammond, and possibly cameramen, on June 30th. Thank you to PhilGenesis Fans NL for uploading the video.

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