"The CV of a Genesis Fan" - by Alan Hewitt.
Over the years there is usually one recurring question which you are asked when you meet fans for the first time:- "How did you get into Genesis?" I thought I would answer that one in a slightly different manner by giving an outline of some of the key events in my own Genesis 'career', if you like, so here goes...
December 1976: Hear entire Wind & Wuthering album on a local radio station.
March 1977: Purchase Anthony Phillips' The Geese And The Ghost album; my first Genesis related purchase.
28th April 1977: Attend Peter Gabriel's solo gig at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool.
24th June 1978: Attend Genesis gig at Knebworth Park, Stevenage.
24th October 1978: Attend Steve Hackett's solo gig at the Apollo Theatre, Manchester.
10th September 19892: Attend Genesis gig at the Willhelm Koch Stadion, Hamburg; my first overseas gig.
2nd October 1982: Attend the 'Six Of The Best' reunion gig at Milton Keynes.
28th November 1982: Attend Phil Collins' first UK solo gig at Hammersmith Odeon, London.
Birth of TWR - 26/7/87
L-R Peter Morton, AH, Ted Sayers
August 1987: The first edition of The Waiting Room is published.
14th May 1988: TWR's first interview with Steve Hackett.
First Hackett Interview 14/5/88
Photo: E Sayers
31st May 1988: TWR's first interview with Anthony Phillips.
AH + AP First interview 31/5/88
Photo: P Morton/TWR
5th March 1989: TWR's first interview with Mike Rutherford.
Peter Morton + MR
Photo: E Sayers/TWR
25th August 1990: First 'Ant Day' organised at Anthony Phillips' home studio.
First 'Ant Day' Prizewinners
day out 25/8/90
Photo: A Hewitt/TWR
August 1991: Contacted by BBC Scotland to advise on their 'Story Of Genesis' TV documentary.
December 1991: The Pavillion Magazine created as Anthony Phillips' official fan club magazine.
24th April 1994: TWR's first interview with Tony Banks.
First interview with Tony Banks
August 1997: TWR celebrates it's tenth anniversary with interviews with the new-look Genesis line-up.
6th November 1997: TWR's first interview with Phil Collins.
First interview with PC - Hyatt Hilton Hotel Birmingham 6/11/97
Photo: J 'Armando' Guntrip/TWR
23rd January 1998: TWR invited to attend Genesis' debut gig prior to the Calling All Stations tour at Bray Film Studios.
6th September 1998: Work as part of the crew on the Strictly Banks tribute gig at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford.
10th May 1999: TWR invited to attend the warm-up gig for Mike & The Mechanics 'M6' tour at the Hanover Grand Club, London.
April 2000: Commissioned to write specialist questions on Genesis for the finals of the BBC 'Mastermind' quiz show.
May 2000: Opening The Musical Box - A Genesis Chronicle is published.
September 2000: Commissioned to work as an advisor on 'The Genesis Songbook' project.
5th-7th April 2002: Organise 'The Genesis Weekend' at The Limelight Club, Crewe.
March 2003: Act as an advisor on BBC TV's 'A Life Less Ordinary' documentary.
October 2003: First work as merchandiser on Steve Hackett's 'To Watch The Storms' UK tour.
Alan H's first 'Merch' stint 2003
September 2004: Begin work on 'Genesis Revisited' book project.
27th - 28th May 2006: Take part in the organisation of The Genesis Convention at the Astoria, London.
7th November 2006: Attend the press conference at the Mayfair Hotel, London, announcing the reunion of Phil Collins with Genesis.
24th November 2006: Genesis Revisited goes to press.
December 2006: Sketeches of Hackett book nearing completion.
To be continued...