WDZH is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Detroit and serving the Metropolitan Detroit radio market in Southeastern Michigan. It airs a soft adult contemporary radio format; the station's offices and studios are located on American Drive in Southfield. The transmitter is located near Livernois and West Davison in the City of Detroit. WDZH broadcasts with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts from an antenna at 463 feet in height above average terrain; the station signed on the air in 1961 as WBFG. The station broadcast religious programming for nearly two decades and was owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Corporation. Studios were located on Lyndon Avenue; the station sold segments of time to local and national religious leaders, who presented religious instruction and sought donations on the air to support their ministry. On July 16, 1980, WBFG was sold to Doubleday, which owned a number of radio stations around the U. S. in addition to its large publishing business. Doubleday soon changed the call sign to WLLZ.
The call letters stood for "Detroit's WheeLLZ," since Detroit is the home of the American auto industry. On August 11, 1980, at 5:07 p.m. WLLZ debuted a new AOR/CHR format; the first song played on the new "Detroit's Wheels" was "Let It Rock" by Bob Seger. The new WLLZ became an instant hit. "Wheels" had one of the most successful debuts in Detroit radio history. It debuted at #2 in total persons 12+ in the Fall 1980 Arbitron ratings for Detroit radio, it posted #1 ratings in the teen, 18-34 and 18-49 listener demographics. Detroit's other rockers were hit hard 106.7 WWWW, having been a top 10-rated station just a year earlier, had tumbled out of the top 20 by the fall of 1980. In January 1981, just days after the fall Arbiton ratings were released, W4 changed formats from rock to country music, terminated morning man Howard Stern, whose show had been crushed by his WLLZ competition of John Larson and Jeff Young; the rock format on WABX was switched for a Top 40/CHR format in 1982, leaving WLLZ and WRIF to go head-to-head in the AOR format for the rest of the 1980s and into the early 1990s, with WLLZ beating the heritage rocker in the 12+ ratings.
In an Ann Arbor News article in 1987, Michael Solon, the station's general manager at the time of the rock format's launch, credited WLLZ's success to the perception that the station featured less chatter and took a more mass-appeal, hit-oriented approach to its music than competing stations: "It was a wonderful time, making such a splash with an all-new station. I was no genius. I just figured that if the other stations were awfully chatty and going four songs deep on albums, we would do well by playing album-music hits." In April 1986, Legacy Broadcasting bought WLLZ. In 1988, WLLZ introduced the nation's first weekly sports talk show on an FM rock and roll station, "The Sunday Sports Albom", hosted by Mitch Albom. In December 1989, Westinghouse Broadcasting bought the station. WLLZ saw its fortunes slip in the early 1990s with the emergence of "alternative rock" groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, which drove many of the 1980s "hair bands" off the charts. A format tweak from AOR to modern rock in June 1995 failed to reverse the station's dropping ratings.
On December 20, 1995, at 10 a.m. after playing Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven", WLLZ flipped to Smooth Jazz as "V98.7". The format was introduced by musician Kenny G, followed by the first song: "Smooth Operator" by Sade; the WVMV call letters were adopted on February 16, 1996. For a while, WVMV and WJZZ were competitors in the smooth jazz format; when WJZZ flipped to an urban contemporary format in August 1996, the WJZZ call sign was discontinued, used for a Smooth Jazz station in Atlanta, Georgia. In December 2005, WVMV's parent company, Infinity Broadcasting, was renamed CBS Radio. At 5 p.m. on October 2, 2009, after fifteen years as a smooth jazz station, "V98.7" signed off. The last song on WVMV was the first song by Sade; the station briefly stunted by playing a montage of jingles and airchecks of WLLZ, claiming that "Detroit's Wheelz" was back on the air, following up by playing "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses. Halfway through the song, it was interrupted by the audio of Kanye West's famous "Imma let you finish" scene from the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, followed by Beyoncé's "Sweet Dreams", flipped to Top 40.
Instead of revealing the name of the new format, WVMV was branded for that weekend as "98-7 Takeover," inviting listeners to register online and guess what the name of the new station was going to be. The winner of the contest would be awarded $1,000, the real name would be revealed at 8 a.m. the following Monday, October 5th. At that time, the station launched as "98-7 AMP Radio", modeled after sister stations KAMP-FM in Los Angeles, WBMP in New York City. Unlike those two stations, WVMV did not start with 10,000 songs commercial free, instead offering commercial-free Mondays, which were discontinued in April 2011; the station adopted the WDZH call sign on May 3, 2010. The "AMP Radio" format featured a tight rotation of current hits, similar to Mike Joseph's Hot Hits formatted stations of the late 1970s and early 1980s, whi
Pine Knob is a hill located in Independence Township, in Oakland County, near Clarkston, Michigan. The hill is classified as a summit, it extends from Waldon Road to the south, to Clarkston Road to the north, from Sashabaw Road to the west, to Pine Knob Road to the east. With an elevation of 1,201 feet, Pine Knob is the highest hill in Southeastern Michigan, it is home to Pine Knob Ski Resort, DTE Energy Music Theater, Pine Knob Mansion, Pine Knob Golf Club, as well as residential homes. Pine Knob is a ski and snowboard resort located off of Sashabaw Road and Pine Knob Road in Independence Township, it features twelve lifts and three terrain parks. Its signature trail is "The Wall" an vertical mogul run. DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15,274-seat outdoor amphitheater concert venue that has featured hundreds of celebrities and is always one of the highest grossing outdoor amphitheaters in the United States, it is located off of Sashabaw Road in Independence Township. The concert venue, which opened in 1972, was called Pine Knob Music Theater until DTE Energy purchased its naming rights in 2001.
Colonel Sidney D. Waldon, an executive at Packard Motor Company, purchased 840 acres of land near Clarkston, Michigan in 1927. There he built a 19-room English Manor residence located atop the highest point in Southeastern Michigan. A Carriage House was constructed several hundred feet away from the mansion for the caretaker and his family. Behind this home were barns that housed his fine thoroughbreds and exquisite carriages. Today, the Carriage House serve as a banquet facility for weddings and other events, it is located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township. Pine Knob Golf Club is a 27-hole championship golf course, designed by Dan Pohl; the three courses are the Eagle and Hawk. The first tee-box on the Eagle course is the highest elevation in Oakland County, it is located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township. Fairways at Pine Knob, Pine Knob Enclaves and Pine Knob Manor are residential developments located on Pine Knob and include luxury homes and luxury condominiums, they are located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township.
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Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The band developed a cult following in Canada, with their self-titled 1991 cassette becoming the first independent release to be certified gold in Canada, their debut with Reprise Records, featuring the singles "If I Had $1000000" and "Brian Wilson", was released in 1992. A duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page, as of 2018 the band is composed of Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Tyler Stewart. Creeggan's brother Andy Creeggan was a member between 1989 and 1995. Page left in 2009; the band's style has evolved throughout their career, their music which began as acoustic grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, hip hop, etc. They are most billed as an "alt rock" band; the band's cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada, but it was not until the band's 1996 live album, Rock Spectacle and their 1998 fourth studio album, that they achieved major success in the United States and United Kingdom.
The band is known for their live performances, highlighted by comedic banter and free-style rapping between songs. They have been nominated for two Grammy Awards; the group has sold over 15 million records, including albums and singles, were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March 2018. "One Week" remains the band's most successful single. Other well-known singles include "It's All Been Done", "Pinch Me", "The History of Everything". Barenaked Ladies began as the duo of Steven Page; the two went to school together since Robertson was in grade four at Churchill Heights Public School, but were not friends until they met each other at a Harvey's restaurant following a Peter Gabriel concert. Each was pleased to find; the two became friends, bonded further when they were both counselors at Scarborough Music Camp located in McKellar, Ontario. They would play songs together, Steve was impressed by Ed's ability to harmonize; when Page had an extra ticket to a Bob Dylan concert at Exhibition Stadium, he asked Robertson to join him.
Bored by the show, the two turned to amusing each other, pretending they were rock critics, inventing histories and comments about the Dylan band. They made up various fictional band names, one of, "Barenaked Ladies". On another front, Robertson had agreed to perform with his cover band in a battle of the bands at Nathan Phillips Square for the Second Harvest food bank; the band broke up and he forgot about the gig. When he received a phone call a week before the show, asking him to confirm the gig, he improvised that the name of the band had changed to "Barenaked Ladies", recalling the name from the Dylan concert, he called Page and asked if he wanted to do the gig. They missed them all; the two played the show on October 1, 1988, but instead of competing, they played while the other bands set up, playing every song they could think of that they both knew. The show went well and they were invited to open a show for another well-known local band, The Razorbacks, at the Horseshoe Tavern the coming weekend.
They set up three more rehearsals, again missed them all. This would set a precedent for an element of Barenaked Ladies concerts which still always contain some improvised raps or songs, as well as general improvised banter. Page and Robertson continued performing and began writing songs together; the band's first tape, Buck Naked, was made using a four-track recorder in bedrooms. The pair became followers of comedy group Corky and the Juice Pigs, to whom they give credit for exposing them to the idea of comedic stage presence. Page and Robertson presented the group with their tape, were invited to open for the Juice Pigs on their cross-Canada tour. One night, in Toronto and Robertson invited their friends, brothers Andy Creeggan and Jim Creeggan, whom they knew from music camp, to play with them at a Christmas time club show. Barenaked Lunch was released in 1990, featured the two new band members; the tape had problems, however, as it was played too fast. After six months, Andy Creeggan went on a student exchange trip to South America, leaving the band without a percussionist.
While playing at a buskers' festival in Waterloo, Ontario in the summer of 1990, they met drummer Tyler Stewart, who took over the position. While Creeggan was gone, the band gained some attention when they were winners at the 1990 YTV Achievement Awards, they gained further attention when they squeezed into a small "Speaker's Corner" video booth in Toronto, performed "Be My Yoko Ono". The clip became popular with viewers, noticeably increased the band's fanbase. Andy Creeggan returned in early 1991 to find; this caused some concern for him, he moved more toward keyboards. Soon after, the band embarked upon their first full tour of Canada; the full band's first commercial release was 1991's The Yellow Tape. It was a demo tape created for the band's performance at South by Southwest and was the first recording to feature all five members, they spent between $2000 and $3000 on it, sent a copy to all the label
Steven Jay Page is a Canadian musician and songwriter. Along with Ed Robertson, he was a founding member, lead singer, a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies. Page and the band parted ways in 2009. Page was born in Ontario. After skipping grade one, Page was enrolled in Scarborough's gifted program at Churchill Heights Public School. Page's father, was a drummer, as is his brother, Matthew; as a child, Page would attempt to play songs on the piano, while his dad would keep the beat on the drums. Page took ten years of piano lessons, he was a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. During childhood, Page had his best friend "stolen" by a schoolmate, Ed Robertson, resented Robertson for some time; the two went to high school at Woburn Collegiate Institute but steered clear of each other until Page spotted Robertson at a Harvey's restaurant after a Peter Gabriel concert and was surprised to find that Robertson was a fan. This led to Page and Robertson talking, becoming friends, forming BNL.
They were both counselors at the Scarborough Schools Music Camp in the summer of 1988, where some of their early collaborations in music were born. Page made tapes of those songs. Page was flattered by this and the two became good friends. Robertson invited Page to perform with him at a charity show under the name Barenaked Ladies in 1988, the show led the pair to full-time careers in the band. Page attended York University in the English program with a minor in theory and choral studies, but dropped out to focus on the band's rising success. Page was a main songwriter from the band's inception. A majority of the band's material co-writing with Robertson. All but one of the songs on the band's first album had a co-writing credit for Page, he is credited on every song from both Everything to Everyone. In all, 97 of the 113 songs on the band's primary studio albums during his tenure are credited or co-credited to Page. Though his level of credit remained high, the contribution of initial song ideas became more evenly distributed to Robertson, other bandmates Kevin Hearn and Jim Creeggan.
Page had been the band's main lead singer since the beginning, though he always shared some of the lead vocal duty with Robertson. This stemmed, from the band's common practice of writing for one's own voice. All of the singles from the band's first three albums featured a Page lead vocal, nine of the 11 songs on the band's first live album, Rock Spectacle, featured a Page lead. Following the success of "One Week", the band's first single with a Robertson lead, songs with a Robertson lead became selected as singles from that point on. Page live. Most of the time, he played rhythm parts on songs he wrote, allowing Robertson to play more of a lead guitar role. Page sometimes assumed guitarist duties on tracks he did not sing on, though never to the exclusion of Robertson on guitar as well. In 2002, Page won an International Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto for the song "Pinch Me" he co-wrote with Ed Robertson. By 2004, Page was having reservations about his contributions to the band.
He has indicated that he participated in the recordings of Barenaked for the Holidays and Snacktime! despite being opposed to the recording of both albums. Concerning Snacktime!, Page indicated, "t was a lot of fun to do, but it wasn't my idea. I was along for the ride." On February 24, 2009, it was announced by both Page and the other members of Barenaked Ladies that Page would be leaving the group to pursue other opportunities including solo projects and theatrical opportunities, that the remainder of the band would continue in his absence. The decision had been made about a week and a half before the public announcement, with one reason being the rest of the band's desire to record a new album, Page's reluctance to do so. Page believes that his much-publicized drug arrest in Syracuse, New York hastened his already-imminent split with the band. Page commented in August 2011 that around the time of his arrest, "the band was no longer the joyous place that it once was, but it hadn't been joyous for a long time before that.
It wasn't that we didn't put on good shows, we still had a great time onstage every night," he added. "But it became a place where work was just about not the end product. And made me gather the strength to go out and do what I always wanted to do."In September 2015, TMZ discovered court documents filed by Steven Page over "The Big Bang Theory Theme". He alleges that he was promised 20% of the proceeds from the song, which includes revenue generated from the greatest hits album that includes it, claims that former bandmate Robertson has kept that money for himself. On March 25, 2018, Page performed with Barenaked Ladies for the first time in nine years at the Juno Awards in Vancouver, in celebration of the band's induction into the Canadian
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, limitations set by law. Seating capacity can be used in the description of anything ranging from an automobile that seats two to a stadium that seats hundreds of thousands of people; the largest sporting venue in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has a permanent seating capacity for more than 235,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000. Safety is a primary concern in determining the seating capacity of a venue: "Seating capacity, seating layouts and densities are dictated by legal requirements for the safe evacuation of the occupants in the event of fire"; the International Building Code specifies, "In places of assembly, the seats shall be securely fastened to the floor" but provides exceptions if the total number of seats is fewer than 100, if there is a substantial amount of space available between seats or if the seats are at tables.
It delineates the number of available exits for interior balconies and galleries based on the seating capacity, sets forth the number of required wheelchair spaces in a table derived from the seating capacity of the space. The International Fire Code, portions of which have been adopted by many jurisdictions, is directed more towards the use of a facility than the construction, it specifies, "For areas having fixed seating without dividing arms, the occupant load shall not be less than the number of seats based on one person for each 18 inches of seating length". It requires that every public venue submit a detailed site plan to the local fire code official, including "details of the means of egress, seating capacity, arrangement of the seating...."Once safety considerations have been satisfied, determinations of seating capacity turn on the total size of the venue, its purpose. For sports venues, the "decision on maximum seating capacity is determined by several factors. Chief among these are the primary sports program and the size of the market area".
In motion picture venues, the "limit of seating capacity is determined by the maximal viewing distance for a given size of screen", with image quality for closer viewers declining as the screen is expanded to accommodate more distant viewers. Seating capacity of venues plays a role in what media they are able to provide and how they are able to provide it. In contracting to permit performers to use a theatre or other performing space, the "seating capacity of the performance facility must be disclosed". Seating capacity may influence the kind of contract to be the royalties to be given; the seating capacity must be disclosed to the copyright owner in seeking a license for the copyrighted work to be performed in that venue. Venues that may be leased for private functions such as ballrooms and auditoriums advertise their seating capacity. Seating capacity is an important consideration in the construction and use of sports venues such as stadiums and arenas; when entities such as the National Football League's Super Bowl Committee decide on a venue for a particular event, seating capacity, which reflects the possible number of tickets that can be sold for the event, is an important consideration.
The seating capacity for restaurants is reported as'covers'. Seating capacity differs from total capacity, which describes the total number of people who can fit in a venue or in a vehicle either sitting or standing. Where seating capacity is a legal requirement, however, as it is in movie theatres and on aircraft, the law reflects the fact that the number of people allowed in should not exceed the number who can be seated. Use of the term "public capacity" indicates that a venue is allowed to hold more people than it can seat. Again, the maximum total number of people can refer to either the physical space available or limitations set by law. All-seater stadium List of stadiums by capacity List of football stadiums by capacity List of American football stadiums by capacity List of rugby league stadiums by capacity List of rugby union stadiums by capacity List of tennis stadiums by capacity Seating assignment
Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U. S. state of Michigan, the largest United States city on the United States–Canada border, the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States; the metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art and design. Detroit is a major port located on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway; the Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 13th-largest in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest international crossing in North America.
Detroit is best known as the center of the U. S. automobile industry, the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors and Chrysler are all headquartered in Metro Detroit. In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the 19th century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. With expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century, the city and its suburbs experienced rapid growth, by the 1940s, the city had become the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, rapid suburbanization, Detroit lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 60 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U. S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.
Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop and punk music. The erstwhile rapid growth of Detroit left a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places, since the 2000s conservation efforts managed to save many architectural pieces and allowed several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, a riverfront revitalization project. More the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, various other neighborhoods has increased. An popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a "City of Design" by UNESCO, the first U. S. city to receive that designation. Paleo-Indian people inhabited areas near Detroit as early as 11,000 years ago including the culture referred to as the Mound-builders.
In the 17th century, the region was inhabited by Huron, Odawa and Iroquois peoples. The first Europeans did not penetrate into the region and reach the straits of Detroit until French missionaries and traders worked their way around the League of the Iroquois, with whom they were at war, other Iroquoian tribes in the 1630s; the north side of Lake Erie was held by the Huron and Neutral peoples until the 1650s, when the Iroquois pushed both and the Erie people away from the lake and its beaver-rich feeder streams in the Beaver Wars of 1649–1655. By the 1670s, the war-weakened Iroquois laid claim to as far south as the Ohio River valley in northern Kentucky as hunting grounds, had absorbed many other Iroquoian peoples after defeating them in war. For the next hundred years no British, colonist, or French action was contemplated without consultation with, or consideration of the Iroquois' response; when the French and Indian War evicted the Kingdom of France from Canada, it removed one barrier to British colonists migrating west.
British negotiations with the Iroquois would both prove critical and lead to a Crown policy limiting the west of the Alleghenies settlements below the Great Lakes, which gave many American would-be migrants a casus belli for supporting the American Revolution. The 1778 raids and resultant 1779 decisive Sullivan Expedition reopened the Ohio Country to westward emigration, which began immediately, by 1800 white settlers were pouring westwards; the city was named by French colonists, referring to the Detroit River, linking Lake Huron and Lake Erie. On July 24, 1701, the French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, along with more than a hundred other settlers began constructing a small fort on the north bank of the Detroit River. Cadillac would name the settlement Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, after Louis Phélypeaux, comte de Pontchartrain, Minister of Marine under Louis XIV. France offered free land to colonists to attract families to Detroit. By 1773, the population of Detroit was 1,400. By 1778, its population was up to 2,144 and it was the third-largest city in the Province of Quebec.
The region's economy was based on the lucrative fur trade, in which nume
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Surrey, in 1967. The most successful and longest-lasting line-up consisted of keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins. Significant former members were guitarist Steve Hackett; the band moved from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have sold 21.5 million copies of their albums in the United States, with worldwide sales of between 100 million and 150 million. Formed by five Charterhouse pupils including Banks, Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, Genesis were named by former pupil Jonathan King, who arranged for them to record several unsuccessful singles and their debut album From Genesis to Revelation in 1968. After splitting with King, the group began to tour professionally, signed with Charisma Records and recorded Trespass in the progressive rock style. Following the departure of Phillips, Genesis recruited Collins and Hackett and recorded Nursery Cryme.
Their live shows began to be centred on Gabriel's theatrical costumes and performances. They were first successful in mainland Europe, before entering the UK charts with Foxtrot. In 1973, they released Selling England by the Pound, which featured their first UK top 30 single "I Know What I Like"; the concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway followed in 1974, was promoted with a transatlantic tour featuring an elaborate stage show. Following the Lamb tour, Gabriel left Genesis in August 1975 to begin a solo career. After an unsuccessful search for a replacement, Collins took over as lead singer, while Genesis gained popularity in the UK and the US. Following A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering, Hackett left, reducing the band to Banks and Collins. Genesis' next album... And Then There Were Three... produced their first UK top ten and US top 30 single in 1978 with "Follow You Follow Me", they continued to gain success with Duke and Genesis, reaching a peak with Invisible Touch, which featured five US top five singles.
Its title track reached number one in the US. After the tour for We Can't Dance, Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career. Banks and Rutherford recruited Ray Wilson for Calling All Stations, but a lack of success in the US led to a group hiatus. Banks and Collins reunited for the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007, with Gabriel and Hackett were interviewed for the 2014 BBC documentary Genesis: Together and Apart, their discography includes six live albums, six of which topped the UK chart. They have won numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video with "Land of Confusion", inspired a number of tribute bands recreating Genesis shows from various stages of the band's career. In 2010, Genesis were inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame; the founding members of Genesis, singer Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, guitarist Anthony Phillips and guitarist Mike Rutherford, drummer Chris Stewart, met at Charterhouse School, a private school in Godalming, Surrey.
Banks and Gabriel arrived at the school in September 1963, Rutherford in September 1964, Phillips in April 1965. The five were members in one of the school's two bands. In January 1967, after both groups had split and Rutherford continued to write together and proceeded to make a demo tape at a friend's home-made studio, inviting Banks and Stewart to record with them in the process; the five recorded six songs: "Don't Want You Back", "Try a Little Sadness", "She's Beautiful", "That's Me", "Listen on Five", "Patricia", an instrumental. When they wished to have them professionally recorded they sought Charterhouse alumnus Jonathan King, who seemed a natural choice as their publisher and producer following the success of his 1965 UK top five single, "Everyone's Gone to the Moon". A group friend gave the tape to King, enthusiastic. Under King's direction, the group, aged between 15 and 17, signed a one-year recording contract with Decca Records. From August to December 1967, the five recorded a selection of potential singles at Regent Sound Studios on Denmark Street, where they attempted longer and more complex compositions, but King advised them to stick to more straightforward pop.
In response Banks and Gabriel wrote "The Silent Sun", a pastiche of the Bee Gees, one of King's favourite bands, recorded with orchestral arrangements added by Arthur Greenslade. The group exchanged various names for the band, including King's suggestion of Gabriel's Angels and Champagne Meadow from Phillips, before taking King's suggestion of Genesis, indicating the start of his production career. King chose "The Silent Sun" as their first single, with "That's Me" on the B-side, released in February 1968, it achieved some airplay on BBC Radio One and Radio Caroline but it failed to sell. A second single, "A Winter's Tale" / "One-Eyed Hound", followed in May 1968 which sold little. Three months Stewart left the group to continue with his studies, he was replaced by fellow Charterhouse pupil John Silver. King felt; the result, From Genesis to Revelation, was produced at Regent Sound in ten days during their school's summer break in August 1968. King assembled the tracks as a concept album which he produced, while Greenslade added further orchestral arrangements to the songs, something the band were not informed of until