John Silver

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This article is about a musician in a British rock band. For the fictional pirate from the Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, see Long John Silver.
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Jonathan (John) Silver (born 1950) was the second drummer for the English rock band Genesis. He replaced Chris Stewart in the summer of 1968 and appears on their first full length album, From Genesis to Revelation, and on the Genesis Archive 1967-75 box set. He left the band in August 1969 and was replaced by John Mayhew.

He lives in London with his wife, Lucy, and children, Leo, Max, and Libby.

In 1973 Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins recorded a song dedicated to Silver, called "Silver Song".[1] This recording and other versions of the song have been included on albums by Phillips. Silver also appears on the 1973 recording "Fantomas Opening Theme" which appears on Phillips' Archive Collection Volume II.


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