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Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett features in our progressive and classic rock sequences.

Monday 24 September 2018 (16:00 GMT; repeated Thursday 27, 23:00) Steve chats to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in a new interview as part of the radio station’s ’10 Years in the making’ celebration in September.

Steve Hackett replaced Anthony Phillips in Genesis in 1970 and stayed with the band through their formative prog-rock period recording eight albums. His first album with the band – Nursery Cryme – was released in November 1971 and he quickly stamped his individual style on such songs as ‘The Musical Box’ and, later, with ‘Watcher Of The Skies’ (from Foxtrot, 1972) and ‘Firth of Fifth (from Selling England By The Pound released in 1973). During his time with Genesis he released the solo album Voyage To The Acolyte in 1975.

Hackett’s tapping and sweep-picking guitar techniques foreshadowed guitarists like Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen.

He left Genesis in 1977 to pursue a solo career and released his second solo album in May 1978, Please Don’t Touch. In the eighties, he released a couple of albums Bay Of Kings and Momentum which highlighted his classical guitar skills. Since that time he has released several acoustic-based albums, including work with his brother, the flautist John Hackett.

Broadcast history

“Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists”
Steve’s talks about his personal favourites
Sunday 25 October 2015, 16:00 repeat
Sunday 26 October 2014, 17:00 repeat
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2013, 17:00 repeat
Sunday 16 December 2012, 18:00 repeat
Sunday 27 May 2012, 21:00 repeat
Sunday 22 April 2012, 18:00 repeat
Sunday 5 February 2012, 18:00

Part of “The Guitarists” series
Sunday 4 October 2015, 16:00 repeat
Sunday 19 October 2014, 17:00 repeat
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2013, 16:00 repeat
Sunday 22 September 2013, 18:00 repeat
Sunday 17 March 2013, 18:00 repeat
Sunday 30 September 2012 repeat
Sunday 11 December 2011, 18:00 repeat
Sunday 30 October 2011, 23:00 repeat
Sunday 18 September 2011, 14:00 repeat
Sunday 11 September 2011, 18:00

“Featured Artist”
February 2012
November 2010
October 2009

“Steve Hackett Day”, Sunday 29 January 2012
“Greats of the Guitar”, Sunday 29 January 2012, Assume The Position with David Randall 22:00
David Randall talks to Steve Hackett about his career on the eve of the release of his new album, ‘Beyond The Shrouded Horizon’.
Additional interview material: ‘Assume The Position’, Friday 9 September 2011, 22:00, Sunday 11 September 2011, 22:00

Saturday 24 September 2011, 17:00 repeat
Sunday 18 September 2011 Rockwaves, 21:00
Saturday 20 November 2010, 17:00 repeat
Sunday 14 November 2010, Rockwaves, 21:00
Keith Thompson talks to Steve Hackett about his album ‘Beyond The Shrouded Horizon’


Steve Hackett website
Album review & interview (Wolflight, 2015)

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