Made a trip to Cleveland, OH the other day and visited the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. I hadn't been there in many years and Genesis were inducted since that time. So, I sought out anything about them and left a little disappointed. There was nothing except the bare minimum to represent the band. There were lots of clothes and guitars from many others but not even a pair of Phil Collins drumsticks or anything like that anywhere. I honestly didn't expect much, but I hoped for something small.
The bare minimum included the plaque representing the artists inducted each year; for Genesis, that was 2010. Here are pictures of the plaque which includes their signatures:
There were also screens where you could find all inductees and a selection of their music to listen to with attached headphones. Here are the tracks they used to represent Genesis as their "Career Defining Playlist":
The Musical Box
Watcher of the Skies
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Back in NYC
Dance on a Volcano
Eleventh Earl of Mar
Follow You Follow Me
Behind the Lines
No Reply at All
In Too Deep
Land of Confusion
I Can't Dance
Hold on My Heart
... so, basically they chose one or more from each album from NC to WCD. I was surprised by Supper's Ready and I don't imagine most people standing there for its complete duration, but good to be represented there where some people might just want to hear what it's like. I'm glad Back in NYC is there since I think it rocks. 11th Earl of Mar is a surprise since I thought Afterglow would represent W&W. The rest isn't surprising but I thought Turn it On Again would be there. I think Throwing it All Away would be a better ballad pick than In Too Deep. The lack of Trespass and CAS isn't a surprise since those albums include people who were not part of the induction. Kind of a need "set list" if you will.
The gift shop included vinyl sales and there were three Genesis albums:
A Trick of the Tail ($24.99)
Seconds Out ($34.99)
Peter Gabriel's solo plaque was there, too (2014 I think)
I thought I'd share all this, for the record.