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Equally distinctive, jitterbug dancing also characterized swing culture. Jitterbugging apparently originated in Harlem as a variation on the "lindy hop." It placed a high emphasis on physicality and improvisation, and like swing itself it put set moves and repeated gestures in tension with moments of spectacular individual improvisation. Jitterbuggers, with their "breakouts" and "aerial moves" became as much a part of the show as the bands themselves. As rock and roll did in the fifties, swing culture seemed to offer a youthful alternative to the stultifying conventions and restrictions of middle class life. By the eve of World War Two, swing culture had culminated as well in the "zoot suit," an exaggerated, parodic form of dress favored by Mexican and African American youth.

The founding members of Genesis, singer Peter Gabriel , keyboardist Tony Banks , guitarist Anthony Phillips , bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford , and drummer Chris Stewart , met at Charterhouse School , a private school in Godalming , Surrey . Banks and Gabriel arrived at the school in September 1963, Rutherford in September 1964, and Phillips in April 1965. [6] The five were members in one of the school's two bands; Phillips and Rutherford were in The Anon with singer Richard Macphail , bassist Rivers Jobe , and drummer Rob Tyrell , while Gabriel, Banks, and Stewart made up Garden Wall . [6]

Not content to keep all this talent to himself, he's also found time to set up his own music school, teaching Steve Sidelynk (Madonna) and Coldplay's Will Champion, to name but two.


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