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Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born 27 March 1950) is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band, with MikeRutherford having come aboard after Banks and PeterGabriel's founding of the band The Garden Wall. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

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Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born 27 March 1950) is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band, with MikeRutherford having come aboard after Banks and PeterGabriel's Music/PeterGabriel's founding of the band The Garden Wall. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel post-Peter Gabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.



* IAmTheBand: He never went on record saying this, but other people involved with Genesis were happy to say it on his behalf. Genesis manager Tony Smith always held that everyone in that band was replacable exept for Tony, and PhilCollins has admitted nothing happened in Genesis without Tony's approval. In fact, if PeterGabriel wanted to do something cheeky (like wear a dress and a fox's head, or sing over the solo in Supper's Ready) he had to go behind Tony's back, or Tony would have put a stop to it.

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* IAmTheBand: He never went on record saying this, but other people involved with Genesis were happy to say it on his behalf. Genesis manager Tony Smith always held that everyone in that band was replacable exept for Tony, and PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins has admitted nothing happened in Genesis without Tony's approval. In fact, if PeterGabriel Music/PeterGabriel wanted to do something cheeky (like wear a dress and a fox's head, or sing over the solo in Supper's Ready) he had to go behind Tony's back, or Tony would have put a stop to it.

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**Also on "Big Man" from ''Bankstatement'' and "Hero for an Hour" from ''Still''. He was also the second lead vocalist on "Shepherd", a rare early (pre-Collins and Hackett) Genesis track that never received an official studio recording (a version from a BBC session has been released on multiple box sets)


Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band, with MikeRutherford having come aboard after Banks and PeterGabriel's founding of the band The Garden Wall. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

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Tony Anthony George "Tony" Banks (born 27 March 1950) is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band, with MikeRutherford having come aboard after Banks and PeterGabriel's founding of the band The Garden Wall. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

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* BoringButPractical: Tony prefers modern keyboards over retro ones like the Mellotron simply because they're much easier to manage.


Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

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Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band.band, with MikeRutherford having come aboard after Banks and PeterGabriel's founding of the band The Garden Wall. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.


Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}, and appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

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Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}, and Music/{{Genesis}}. He is actually the only original member left in the band. He appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.


* IAmTheBand: He never went on record saying this, but other people involved in Genesis were happy to say it on his behalf. Genesis manager Tony Smith always held everyone in that band was replacable exept Tony, and PhilCollins has admitted nothing happened in Genesis without Tony's approval. In fact, if PeterGabriel wanted to do something cheeky (like wear a dress and a fox's head, or sing over the solo in Supper's Ready) he had to go behind Tony's back, or Tony would have put a stop to it.

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* IAmTheBand: He never went on record saying this, but other people involved in with Genesis were happy to say it on his behalf. Genesis manager Tony Smith always held that everyone in that band was replacable exept for Tony, and PhilCollins has admitted nothing happened in Genesis without Tony's approval. In fact, if PeterGabriel wanted to do something cheeky (like wear a dress and a fox's head, or sing over the solo in Supper's Ready) he had to go behind Tony's back, or Tony would have put a stop to it.

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* IAmTheBand: He never went on record saying this, but other people involved in Genesis were happy to say it on his behalf. Genesis manager Tony Smith always held everyone in that band was replacable exept Tony, and PhilCollins has admitted nothing happened in Genesis without Tony's approval. In fact, if PeterGabriel wanted to do something cheeky (like wear a dress and a fox's head, or sing over the solo in Supper's Ready) he had to go behind Tony's back, or Tony would have put a stop to it.


* PopStarComposer: Banks scored the 1983 Faye Dunaway movie ''The Wicked Lady'' and the 1986 Kevin Bacon movie ''Quicksilver'' (no, not ''this'' ''{{Quicksilver}}'', the [[SimilarlyNamedWorks one about the bike messengers]]), among others.

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* PopStarComposer: Banks scored the 1983 Faye Dunaway movie ''The Wicked Lady'' and the 1986 Kevin Bacon movie ''Quicksilver'' (no, not ''this'' ''{{Quicksilver}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}'', the [[SimilarlyNamedWorks one about the bike messengers]]), among others.


Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}, and appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Peter Gabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

While he never was the face of the band, he's recognized for having authored many of its more important tunes and being with Mike Rutherford the only constant member of it. His creative peak could be said to be the albums ''A Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', where he has a majority of the writing credits and contributed large expansive pieces such as ''One For The Vine'' or ''Mad Man Moon''. In the Collins era, he was still recognized as a writer for "long songs" notably ''Domino'' and ''Home By The Sea''. While he enjoyed giving a song breathing space and certainly did so when you let him, he did recognize that being able to create a song with a few basic chords and adequate lyrics can often be enough and contrary to what is often new fan's first instinct didn't consider the pop turn of Genesis as a negative.

The other notable aspect of his career is that he is the only Genesis member to have failed his solo career. Phil Collins became a titan of the 80's, only second to Michael Jackson in sales. Peter Gabriel similarly cast an intimidating shadow. Mike Rutherford, while he didn't have much success with his first two albums, he did assemble Mike And The Mechanics and remained a major figure in the 80's, even restarting the machine in the 21st century. Steve Hackett meanwhile remains a respected figure in the progrock community and continues to release albums generating a lot of buzz. Meanwhile, Banks never managed to get off the floor in spite of trying a lot of things, including synthpop.

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Tony Banks is a founding member and the keyboardist of the rock band Music/{{Genesis}}, and appears to be responsible in large part for some of their weirder post-Peter Gabriel post-Music/PeterGabriel tunes as well as the more fancy ones.

While he never was the face {{face of the band, band}}, he's recognized for having authored many of its more important tunes and being with Mike Rutherford the only constant member of it. His creative peak could be said to be the albums ''A Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', where he has a majority of the writing credits and contributed large expansive pieces such as ''One "One For The Vine'' Vine" or ''Mad "Mad Man Moon''. Moon". In the Collins Music/PhilCollins era, he was still recognized as a writer for "long songs" "[[EpicRocking long songs]]", notably ''Domino'' "Domino" and ''Home "Home By The Sea''.Sea". While he enjoyed giving a song breathing space and certainly did so when you let him, he did recognize that being able to create a song with a few basic chords and adequate lyrics can often be enough and contrary to what is often new fan's first instinct didn't consider the pop turn of Genesis as a negative.

The other notable aspect of his career is that he is the only Genesis member to have failed his solo career. Phil Collins became a titan of the 80's, only second to Michael Jackson Music/MichaelJackson in sales. Peter Gabriel similarly cast an intimidating shadow. Mike Rutherford, while he didn't have much success with his first two albums, he did assemble Mike And The Mechanics and remained a major figure in the 80's, even restarting the machine in the 21st century. Steve Hackett meanwhile remains a respected figure in the progrock community and continues to release albums generating a lot of buzz. Meanwhile, Banks never managed to get off the floor in spite of trying a lot of things, including synthpop.



** May be somewhat subverted, as Banks has not yet achieved the fame that his Music/{{Genesis}} bandmates and fellow [[PopstarComposer Pop Star Composers]] PeterGabriel and PhilCollins have.

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** May be somewhat subverted, as Banks has not yet achieved the fame that his Music/{{Genesis}} bandmates and fellow [[PopstarComposer Pop Star Composers]] PeterGabriel Music/PeterGabriel and PhilCollins Music/PhilCollins have.


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While he never was the face of the band, he's recognized for having authored many of its more important tunes and being with Mike Rutherford the only constant member of it. His creative peak could be said to be the albums ''A Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', where he has a majority of the writing credits and contributed large expansive pieces such as ''One For The Vine'' or ''Mad Man Moon''. In the Collins era, he was still recognized as a writer for "long songs" notably ''Domino'' and ''Home By The Sea''. While he enjoyed giving a song breathing space and certainly did so when you let him, he did recognize that being able to create a song with a few basic chords and adequate lyrics can often be enough.

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While he never was the face of the band, he's recognized for having authored many of its more important tunes and being with Mike Rutherford the only constant member of it. His creative peak could be said to be the albums ''A Trick Of The Tail'' and ''Wind And Wuthering'', where he has a majority of the writing credits and contributed large expansive pieces such as ''One For The Vine'' or ''Mad Man Moon''. In the Collins era, he was still recognized as a writer for "long songs" notably ''Domino'' and ''Home By The Sea''. While he enjoyed giving a song breathing space and certainly did so when you let him, he did recognize that being able to create a song with a few basic chords and adequate lyrics can often be enough.
enough and contrary to what is often new fan's first instinct didn't consider the pop turn of Genesis as a negative.


The other notable aspect of his career is that he is the only Genesis member to have failed his solo career. Phil Collins became a titan of the 80's, only second to Michael Jackson in sales. Peter Gabriel similarly cast an intimidating shadow. Mike Rutherford, while he didn't have much success with his first two albums, he did assemble Mike And The Mechanics and remained a major figure in the 80's, even restarting the machine in the 21st century. Steve Hackett also sticked to his guns and remains a respected figure in the progrock community. Meanwhile, Banks never managed to get off the floor in spite of trying a lot of things, including synthpop.

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The other notable aspect of his career is that he is the only Genesis member to have failed his solo career. Phil Collins became a titan of the 80's, only second to Michael Jackson in sales. Peter Gabriel similarly cast an intimidating shadow. Mike Rutherford, while he didn't have much success with his first two albums, he did assemble Mike And The Mechanics and remained a major figure in the 80's, even restarting the machine in the 21st century. Steve Hackett also sticked to his guns and meanwhile remains a respected figure in the progrock community.community and continues to release albums generating a lot of buzz. Meanwhile, Banks never managed to get off the floor in spite of trying a lot of things, including synthpop.

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