John Mayhew (musician)

John Mayhew ( born March 27, 1947 in Ipswich, † March 26, 2009 in Glasgow ) was the third drummer for the British band Genesis. He replaced his predecessor John Silver in July 1969 and can be heard on the album Trespass. In August 1970, he was himself replaced by Phil Collins. After that, he still played in various other bands and eventually went to Australia, where he worked in his actual profession, as a carpenter, worked. He was a long " lost " and was tracked until 2000 by fans. He attended, among others, in 2006 a Genesis fan convention in London, where he played for the tribute band ReGenesis drums at play, The Knife. Furthermore, Mayhew received from Genesis Management for his role on Trespass outstanding bonuses in the amount of 78,000 pounds sterling. He spent the following years in Glasgow, where he worked as a carpenter for a furniture company. One day before his 62nd birthday, he died in 2009 in a Glasgow hospital due to a heart disease.

Known recordings with Genesis ( Cast: Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Anthony Phillips, Mayhew ):

  • August 20, 1969: demo tape containing the songs White Mountain Family ( an early version of Dusk ), Going Out ​​To Get You and Pacidy. Two of them can be found on Archive I - 1967 to 1975.
  • January 9, 1970: " Jackson Tapes" - Genesis took on four pieces for a never sent BBC television documentary about the painter Mick Jackson. The by Paul Samwell -Smith ( formerly Yardbirds ) produced instrumentals provocation, frustration, manipulation and resignation appeared in November 2008 Box Set 1970-1975.
  • February 22, 1970: BBC "Night Ride" session - for the radio program of the same name Genesis played live in the BBC Maida Vale Studios, the title Shepherd, Pacidy, Let Us Now Make Love, stagnation, Looking for Someone, and a Dusk. Three of them can be found on Archive I - 1967 to 1975.
  • June / July 1970: Trespass. When the album was released on October 23, 1970, Mayhew had already been replaced by Collins.