TONY BANKS (b 1950 )
Tony Banks is a founding member of the rock group Genesis, having been keyboard player and composer through all of its various incarnations. Becoming one of the major exponents of progressive rock music in the early 1970s with such albums as Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, in the 1980s Genesis became one of the most commercially successful bands in the world with a string of number one albums including Invisible Touch and We Cant Dance. Tony Banks also has recorded five solo albums: A Curious Feeling (1979),The Fugitive (1983), Bankstatement (1989), Still (1991) and Strictly Inc (1995). In addition, he has also composed the soundtracks for the films The Shout (with Mike Rutherford), The Wicked Lady, Lorca and the Outlaws, and Quicksilver.