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The story behind the song: Follow You Follow Me by Genesis

Their first single since becoming a three-piece, a savvy change of tack from complex prog epics to a concise four-minute ‘pop’ song, it was a Top 10 hit and opened the door to megastardom

By the start of 1978, the ‘classic’ line-up of Genesis had lost two members – Peter Gabriel left in 1975 after The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Steve Hackett quit after 1977’s Wind & Wuthering – but they could take some comfort in the knowledge that the band now had a wider fan base. And that was largely due to one song: the pop-savvy Follow You Follow Me, with its simple betrothal of love and sing‑song chorus.

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