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Mike Rutherford (II)


If drummer and singer Phil Collins became the superstar of Genesis, it could be said that Mike Rutherford was the secret weapon on their way to fame, fortune and selling out the world's biggest venues. He wrote the lyrics for their first major international single, Follow You Follow Me, which became a UK top ten and a US top 30 hit. He wrote the ... See full bio »

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Spencer Soundtrack
(2021)
Against All Odds Soundtrack
(1984)
American Psycho Soundtrack
(2000)
Palm Springs Soundtrack
(2020)

Filmography

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 2019 Mike + the Mechanics: Out of the Blue (Music Video)
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 1999 Mike + the Mechanics: Now That You've Gone (Music Video)
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 1999 Mike + the Mechanics: Whenever I Stop (Music Video)
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 1998 Genesis: Not About Us (Music Video)
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 1997 Genesis: Congo (Music Video)
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 1997 Genesis: Shipwrecked (Music Video)
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 1996 Mike + the Mechanics: All I Need Is a Miracle '96 (Music Video)
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 1995 Mike + the Mechanics: Another Cup of Coffee (Music Video)
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 1995 Mike + the Mechanics: A Beggar on a Beach of Gold (Music Video)
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 1995 Mike + the Mechanics: Over My Shoulder (Music Video)
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 1993 Genesis: Tell Me Why (Music Video)
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 1992 Genesis: Jesus He Knows Me (Music Video)
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 1992 Genesis: Hold on My Heart (Music Video)
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 1987-1992 Top of the Pops (TV Series)
as Genesis / Studio Guest
- Episode Dated 9 April 1992 (1992) ... as Genesis
- Episode dated 2 July 1987 (1987) ... Studio Guest
 1992 Mike + the Mechanics: Everybody Gets a Second Chance (Music Video)
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 1992 Genesis: I Can't Dance (Music Video)
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 1991 Mike + the Mechanics: A Time and Place (Music Video)
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 1991 Mike + the Mechanics: Stop Baby (Music Video)
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 1991 Genesis: No Son of Mine (Music Video)
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 1991 Mike + the Mechanics: Word of Mouth (Music Video)
Mike Rutherford
 1989 Mike + the Mechanics: Revolution (Music Video short)
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 1989 Mike + the Mechanics: Nobody Knows (Music Video)
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 1989 Mike + the Mechanics: Seeing is Believing (Music Video)
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 1989 Mike + the Mechanics: The Living Years (Music Video)
Father
 1988 Mike + the Mechanics: Nobody's Perfect (Music Video)
Mike Rutherford
 1987 Genesis: Anything She Does (Music Video)
Mike Rutherford
 1987 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Music Video short)
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 1986 Mike + the Mechanics: Taken In (Music Video)
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 1986 Genesis: Throwing It All Away (Music Video)
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 1986 Genesis: In Too Deep (Music Video)
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 1986 Mike + the Mechanics: All I Need Is a Miracle (Music Video)
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 1986 Genesis: Invisible Touch (Music Video)
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 1985 Mike & the Mechanics: Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) (Music Video)
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 1984 Genesis: Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea (Music Video)
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 1984 Genesis: Illegal Alien (Music Video)
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 1983 Genesis: That's All (Music Video)
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 1983 Genesis: Mama (Music Video)
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 1982 Genesis: Paperlate (Music Video)
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 1982 Genesis: Man on the Corner (Music Video)
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 1981 Genesis: Abacab (Music Video)
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 1981 Genesis: Keep It Dark (Music Video)
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 1981 Genesis: No Reply at All (Music Video)
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 1980 Genesis: Duchess (Music Video)
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 1980 Genesis: Misunderstanding (Music Video)
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 1980 Genesis: Turn It on Again (Music Video)
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 1978 Genesis: Follow You Follow Me (Music Video)
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 1978 Genesis: Many Too Many (Music Video)
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 1976 Genesis: A Trick of the Tail (Music Video short)
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 1976 Genesis: Ripples (Music Video short)
Mike Rutherford
 1976 Genesis: Robbery, Assault and Battery (Music Video short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Plays bass and 12-string guitar on Steve Hackett's 1975 album "Voyage of the Acolyte", as well as co-writing the song "Shadow of the Hierophant". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Genesis | Mike & the Mechanics | Mike and the Mechanics | Michael Rutherford

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Angela Downing  (3 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

After Peter Gabriel left we started to get into individual songs for a while. But Genesis has always worked best when we worked together on stuff that we liked. 'Follow You Follow Me' was a classic example of that and we started writing together again. I think if we hadn't started writing songs like 'Turn It On Again' we would have started to lose our way. See more »

Trivia:

Mike + The Mechanics' song, "The Living Years", which he co-wrote with B.A. Robertson, won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song. 1991 saw Mike + The Mechanics' songs, "Silent Running" (also co-written with Robertson) and "The Living Years", awarded "MillionAir" status by BMI for more than one million broadcast performances in the US. By 1998, BMI acknowledged "Silent Running" at two million plays... See more »

Trademark:

Doubleneck bass/12-string guitar See more »

Nickname:

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