Guitarist

Mike Rutherford

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Age 73
Birthday October 21950
Birth Sign Libra
City England
Country England
Profession Guitarist

Mike Rutherford is a famous Guitarist, born on October 2, 1950 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Mike Rutherford’s net worth is $60 Million. He performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games.

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Mike Rutherford Biography

Original member of the rock band Genesis who played bass and sang backing vocals before playing guitar for the group. Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford was born on 2 October 1950 in Chertsey, Surrey. His father, William Rutherford, was a Royal Navy Captain who became a manager in industry upon his retirement from the service and married his mother Anne. He has an elder sister, Nicolette..

He has three children with his wife Angie.

Michael John Cloete Crawford Rutherford (born 2 October 1950) is an English guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and singer who co-founded the rock band Genesis in 1967. He is one of the group’s two continuous members along with keyboardist Tony Banks.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Rutherford received his first guitar at the age of 8, and played in his first band, The Chesters, named because by then they lived near Chester, in the following year. He attended The Leas, a preparatory school in Hoylake, Merseyside before he moved to Charterhouse, a private school in Godalming, Surrey in September 1964. He co-formed the school band Anon with guitarist Anthony Phillips in 1965, after which they split and formed Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse pupils, keyboardist Tony Banks, vocalist Peter Gabriel, and Chris Stewart. Rutherford disliked his time at Charterhouse, and was expelled for instances of minor misconduct.

Mike Rutherford Net Worth

Mike Rutherford is one of the richest Guitarist & listed on most popular Guitarist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mike Rutherford‘s net worth $60 Million.

Net Worth $60 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Income Guitarist
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House Living in own house.

He got his first guitar when he was eight years old. Seven years later, he founded Genesis.

Rutherford received his first guitar at the age of 8, and played in his first band, The Chesters, named because by then they lived near Chester, in the following year. He attended The Leas, a preparatory school in Hoylake, Merseyside before he moved to Charterhouse, a private school in Godalming, Surrey in September 1964. He co-formed the school band Anon with guitarist Anthony Phillips in 1965, after which they split and formed Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse pupils, keyboardist Tony Banks, vocalist Peter Gabriel, and Chris Stewart. Rutherford disliked his time at Charterhouse, and was expelled for instances of minor misconduct.

Through the early 1970s live tours, Rutherford often used a custom built Rickenbacker double-neck that combined a 12-string semi-hollow-body guitar with a 4-string bass (now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum). For The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and the first part of the Trick of the Tail tours, he incorporated a Rickenbacker 12-string solid-body guitar and a 6-string Micro-Frets Signature Baritone, equipped with 6-string short scale bass strings. Later he switched to another 12-string solid body/6-string bass combination built from scratch. All these double-neck guitars were made by luthier Dick Knight. A custom Shergold double-neck was made that had modules for 4, 6 and 12 strings guitars. The retunings required for early Genesis songs led to the development of Peter Gabriel’s stories and introductions.

Rutherford also contributed other instrumental work to Genesis, performing occasional cello parts on their early 1970s records and playing the drumkit on live performances of the song “Who Dunnit?” in 1981.

Who is Mike Rutherford dating?

According to our records, Mike Rutherford married to Angie Rutherford. As of May 2022, Mike Rutherford’s is not dating anyone.

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Rutherford currently lives in Bisley, Surrey, England, with wife Angie. The couple were married on 13 November 1976 and have three children: Kate (b. 1977), Tom (b. 1980), and Harry (b. 1986). The family enjoys equestrian sport such as polo and dressage, in addition to raising horses.

Mike Rutherford Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Guitarist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Mike Rutherford celebrates birthday on October 2 of every year.

Rutherford’s bass guitar playing initially involved the use of a pick and a high-treble setting. He would also sometimes employ a relatively harsh, horn-like distortion setting to differentiate the instrument’s tone from the rest of the ensemble. In the mid-1970s he would begin to play fretless bass guitar on Genesis songs (in particular on ballads) and would experiment with 8-string bass guitar.

Why did Mike Rutherford leave Genesis?

During breaks in Genesis, Rutherford recorded two solo albums, Smallcreep’s Day and Acting Very Strange. However, he was dissatisfied with his solo work and in 1984 he resolved to never record a solo album again, since he felt his creativity was at its peak when working in collaboration.

Was Phil Collins in Mike and the Mechanics?

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8.
“A Call to Arms”
Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Neil, Robertson, Rutherford
4:38

How much are the members of Genesis worth?

Net Worth:$60 Million
Date of Birth:Oct 2, 1950 (71 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.905 m)
Profession:Songwriter, Musician, Film Score Composer

Who played bass guitar in Genesis?

Bassists

What is Gabriel’s net worth?

Net Worth:$95 Million
Date of Birth:Feb 13, 1950 (72 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.791 m)
Profession:Singer, Record producer, Musician, Artist, Film Score Composer, Actor, Songwriter, Flutist, Humanitarian, Music artist

From an early date, Rutherford also played bass pedals both live and in the studio, often playing simultaneous twelve-string guitar and bass pedal parts in order to cover rhythm and bass parts at the same time. Initially using a Dewtron “Mister Bassman” bass pedal synthesiser, he had moved onto Moog Taurus bass pedals by the 1976 Trick of the Tail Tour. Frequently Rutherford’s bass guitar, 12-string guitar, and bass pedal playing have featured in different sections of a single Genesis song, “Supper’s Ready”, “Firth of Fifth” and “The Cinema Show” being good examples of this. Sometimes Rutherford’s bass pedals are used to set up a steady drone as the basis for an individual song (such as “Afterglow”).

Rutherford assumed lead guitar duties for Genesis in 1977. Previously he had made occasional lead guitar contributions to Genesis music if they were best played by him (such as the electric sitar parts on Selling England by the Pound), but following the departure of Hackett and the band’s decision not to replace him with a new guitarist, despite toying with auditioning new guitarists or using a studio guitarist on …And Then There Were Three…, Rutherford assumed all guitarist roles in the recording studio, having felt confident enough to double up on lead guitar as well as bass. As a lead player he has favoured long, melodic tones, bending the notes into plaintive, almost vocal lines. This results in “singable” solos or the creation of sonic atmospheres rather than showy displays of technical prowess. Post-Hackett, he has also diversified his rhythm guitar approach beyond his initial twelve-string-based approach.

Rutherford played mainly Rickenbacker and Shergold basses. He developed the idea behind the M-Series Steinberger guitar with the help of English luthier Roger Giffin and he used this extensively in the 1980s and during The Invisible Touch Tour with Genesis. He had a double-neck Status built for the Mama and Invisible Touch tours which featured a six string guitar and four string bass placed in a custom body. In the earlier years of Genesis he played a Dewtron Mister Bassman and, starting in 1976, Moog Taurus bass pedal synthesisers.

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