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1980

News – Genesis – Massive Genesis Tour – NME – 9th January

The Duke tour – 1980 This is a news announcement published in New Musical Express on the 9th January 1980, it details the full dates for the UK Duke tour …

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Smallcreeps Day promo photos

A Collection of Smallcreeps Day promotional photos featuring Mike Rutherford.

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Smallcreeps Day – Album advert,

an Advert for the forth coming release of the Mike Rutherford album “Smallcreeps Day”

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Poster – MR – Smallcreeps Day – Charisma Records – February

Mike Rutherford – Smallcreeps Day This is a poster to promote / advertise the 1980 Mike Rutherford album – Smallcreeps Day. (An exceptional thank you to Chris Simmons for this …

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Smallcreeps Day

Released on Charisma Records CAS1149 UK chart information released on 23rd February 1980 reached number 13 in the charts and stayed in the charts for 7 weeks. All tracks written …

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Flyer – Mike Rutherford – Smallcreeps Day – 15th February

Mike Rutherford – Smallcreep’s Day – 1980 This is a flyer advertising the first solo album by Mike Rutherford, Smallcreep’s Day. (An exceptional thank you to Chris Simmons for this …

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Melody Maker – 16th February 1980 – Smallcreeps Day advert

An advert for the Mike Rutherford solo album Smallcreeps Day, includes the advert for the single “Working In Line”. The advert for published in Melody Maker on the 16th February …

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Review – MR – Smallcreeps Day – NME – 16th February

A review of the 1980 Mike Rutherford solo album “Smallcreeps Day” Written by Paul Du Noyer, publishing in New Musical Express on the 16th February 1980. (Many thanks to Mark …

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Working In Line / Time And Time Again – Promo

Mike Rutherford – Working In Line / Time And Time Again – Promo Released in 1980 – assumed to be around the time for the first single which was February …

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Working In Line / Compression

We have included the Dutch pressing of the single Charisma Records –¬†(6079 491) Working In Line, we assume the release date to be the 18th February 1980 based on an …

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Press kit – MR – SmallCreeps Day – Passport Records (USA) – 18th February

SmallCreeps Day This is the American record company / distributor (Passport Records) press kit for the debut solo album by Mike Rutherford. Containing the following: 1 – 8 x 10 …

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Sounds – 23rd Feb 1980 – Smallcreeps Day advert

Sounds, a Smallcreeps Day advert and a minor mention of the single Working In Line, published 23rd February 1980. (thanks to NOV for this item)

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Interview – Mike Rutherford – Musicians Only – 1st March

Mike Rutherford is interviewed by Chris Welch for Musicians Only! printed 1st March 1980 (Thanks to Chris Simmons for providing this item) (Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band, …

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Time and Time Again single advert.

  This is an advert for Time and Time Again which appeared in Melody Maker 19th July 1980.   Time and Time Again – Side A At The End Of …

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Time And Time Again / At The End Of The Day

Time And Time Again, we assume this was released on the 21st July 1980, based on an advert for the single that was printed in Melody Maker on the 19th …

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1982

Halfway There / A Day To Remember

Halfway There was the first single from the eagerly awaited second solo album Acting Very Strange. Halfway There was released on the 19th August 1982 reaching and like the rest …

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Halfway There – single advert

  An advert for “Halfway There” single from the album “Acting Very Strange”.

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Acting Very Strange Press Kit

An Atlantic Records press kit (therefore American) for the album Acting Very Strange.

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Press sheet – Mike Rutherford – Acting Very Strange (album) – Maxine Single – 24th August

An Atlantic Records press sheet dated 24th August 1982. Items covered: Acting Very Strange is released: Stewart Copeland, Daryl Stuermer, Peter Robinson: Pete Bellotte co – writer of MAXINE: Maxine …

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Sounds (sometime in August) – Hugh Fielder reviews AVS.

  Hugh Fielder reviews the 1982 Mike Rutherford album “Acting Very Strange”.

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Genesis – Interview – The Montreal Gazette – 28th August

Genesis are interviewed although it mainly seems to be Mike Rutherford, subjects covered are Acting Very Strange (Mikes second solo album), Abacab and the Encore tour of 1982.

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Acting Very Strange

Tracks 1. “Acting Very Strange” (Rutherford) 4:58 2. “A Day to Remember” (Rutherford) 4:59 3. “Maxine” (Rutherford, Pete Bellotte) 5:24 4. “Halfway There” (Palmer, Rutherford) 4:11 5. “Who’s Fooling Who” …

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Sounds 11th Sept – Acting Very Strange advert

An Acting Very Strange advert as well as a single advert for “Halfway There”…. (Many thanks to NOV for providing the materials)

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Acting Very Strange / Couldnt Get Arrested “Nix Mix”

Acting Very Strange/ Couldnt Get Arrested “Nix mix”. Side A Acting Very Strange Side B Couldnt Get Arrested “Nix Mix” Released on WEA Records¬†(RUTH 1)  

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Interview – Tony Smith -10 Years with Genesis – Music and Video – 23rd October

Tony Smith Manager of Genesis / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford / Tony Banks et al, is interviewed. Tony Smith is interviewed by Jim Evans for Music and Video, published …

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1983

Mike Rutherford explores Six Of the Best, Acting Very Strange, and much more on BBC Radio 1

Mike Rutherford as interviewed by Andy Peebles on the 21st January 1983 for BBC Radio 1. Over the 20 plus minutes they discuss many topics in a rather engaging interview. …

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Single – Mike Rutherford – Hideaway / Calypso – WEA – 3rd February

The West German release of the Mike Rutherford single Hideaway which is taken from his 1982* album Acting Very Strange. Side A Hideaway Side B Calypso (non album track) Catalogue …

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Soundmaker – 5th Feb 1983 – Mike Rutherford is interviewed by Tony Goodman

An Acting Very Strange era interview by Tony Goodman. (Thanks to NOV for providing this item)

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Hideaway / Calypso

Hideaway was the last single from the eagerly awaited second solo album Acting Very Strange, initial pressings spelt Hideaway as HIDEWAY, the version we have included here is an Italian …

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1984

Single – Against All Odds / Making A Big Mistake – VS 674 – 7th April

Against All Odds started life as a spare demo called How Can You Just Sit There from the Face Value sessions, it remained in Phil Collins’s archive until during the …

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