John Silver (musician)

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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 was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford, and Genesis rehearsed at his parents' house in Oxford.[1]

He lives in London with his wife, Lucy, and children, Leo, Max, and Libby. Jonathan worked briefly at Thames Television in London in the 1980s.

In 1973 Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins recorded a song dedicated to Silver, called "Silver Song".[2] 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.


  1. ^ Easlea, Daryl, Without Frontiers: The Life & Music of Peter Gabriel
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 26 October 2011.