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Mike Rutherford Net Worth

Mike Rutherford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mike Rutherford net worth is
$45 Million

Mike Rutherford Wiki Biography

Michael John Cleote Crawford "Mike" Rutherford is an English musician. He is a founding member of Genesis and one of the band's only two constant members. He used his full name Michael Rutherford in credits on all the group's albums with Peter Gabriel. Initially serving as G...

Full NameMike Rutherford
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 2, 1950
Place Of BirthGuildford, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 2 in (1.905 m)
ProfessionSongwriter, Musician, Film Score Composer
EducationCharterhouse School
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseAngie Rutherford (m. 1976)
ChildrenKate Rutherford, Tom Rutherford, Harry Rutherford, That's All, Land of Confusion, I Can't Dance
ParentsCrawford Rutherford
NicknamesMichael Rutherford , Rutherford, Mike , Michael John Cleote Crawford Rutherford , Mike and the Mechanics , Alf
Music GroupsGenesis (Since 1967), Mike + The Mechanics (Since 1985), Red 7
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year
MoviesToy Story 3, The Strat Pack, Live at Wembley Stadium, Genesis: The Genesis Songbook, Genesis: In Concert, Genesis: Up Close and Personal, Mike and the Mechanics & Paul Carrack: Live at Shepherds Bush London, Genesis: Total Rock Review
1Towering height and slender frame
2Doubleneck bass/12-string guitar
1After Peter Gabriel left we started to get into individual songs for a while. But Genesis has always worked best when we worked together on stuff that we liked. 'Follow You Follow Me' was a classic example of that and we started writing together again. I think if we hadn't started writing songs like 'Turn It On Again' we would have started to lose our way.
2Abacab, Genesis and Invisible Touch were for me a real pleasure to do. Each one was an adventure we faced without any preconceived ideas. It was, 'Here we go, hope it works and let's see which way it takes us'. And Phil's voice had developed so much. He'd gone from being a drummer who sang to being a great singer.
3We are all shocked and devastated by Paul's death. He had a fantastic voice, one of the best rock voices of his generation, and aside from his musical talent, he had such an infectious enthusiasm for the business. Paul loved performing. (On the death of Paul M. Young)
4Despite the media's perception of us, we didn't think of ourselves as a singles band. In our minds we were a band that did long songs but just happened to have a few hits. (On Genesis)
1Dubbed "The Dumbledore of rock" by DJ Sara Cox.
2Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.
3Wrote the lyrics to "Follow You Follow Me" in five minutes.
4He and Tony Banks are the only people to have played on every Genesis album.
5Was banned from playing the guitar at Charterhouse.
6Swept floors at Sainsbury's during the night shift for extra money during the early days of Genesis.
7Wrote the lyrics to "Land of Confusion" while sick in bed.
8Educated at Charterhouse School, Surrey.
9Mike + The Mechanics' song, "The Living Years", which he co-wrote with B.A. Robertson, won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song. 1991 saw Mike + The Mechanics' songs, "Silent Running" (also co-written with Robertson) and "The Living Years", awarded "MillionAir" status by BMI for more than one million broadcast performances in the US. By 1998, BMI acknowledged "Silent Running" at two million plays, and "The Living Years" was recognized with a three million award in 1999.
10He has co-written and played on two US number one hit singles: "Invisible Touch" by Genesis (released in 1986) and "The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics (released in 1989).
11His favorite Genesis album is "Genesis" (released in 1983).
12Assumed lead guitar duties on Genesis albums from "And Then There Were Three" (1978) onwards, replacing Steve Hackett.
13Created the side band, Mike + The Mechanics in the 1980s, while remaining involved with his main band, Genesis. Paul Carrack, formerly of bands, "Ace" and "Squeeze", and Paul M. Young, formerly of "Sad Cafe", were recruited as the vocalists for "The Mechanics".
14One of the founding members of Genesis, with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, and Anthony Phillips. They were only 15 and in boarding school when they formed the group. Rutherford was in a band called "The Anon" with Phillips. Gabriel and Banks had a band called "The Garden Wall" with drummer Chris Stewart. These groups merged to form Genesis. Steve Hackett and Phil Collins were hired later to replace Phillips and drummer John Mayhew, respectively.
15Father of 'Thomas Rutherford'.
16Thomas Rutherford appeared as a real-life son with/of Michael Rutherford in the music video, "The Living Years", by Mike + The Mechanics.
17Guitarist/bassist for the bands, Genesis and Mike + The Mechanics.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentary writer: "Turn it on Again"
Lily & the Snowman2015Short writer: "Follow You Follow Me" - uncredited
Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit)2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Beer and Board Games2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
La Marató 20132013TV Movie writer: "Mirant enrera"
La força de la vida. El making of del disc i del llibre de La Marató2013TV Movie writer: "Mirant enrera"
American Idol2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Dad!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Genesis: When in Rome2008Video lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Follow You Follow Me", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away" / writer: "Duke's Intro [Behind The Lines/Duke's End]", "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine", "Land of Confusion", "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Hold On My Heart", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Follow You Follow Me", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe", "Mama", "Ripples", "Throwing It All Away", "Domino", "Los Endos", "Tonight, T
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Mama"
Willkommen Österreich2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Summerhood2008writer: "The Living Years"
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007writer: "Follow You, Follow Me"
The Angry Video Game Nerd2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford / writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game writer: "Turn It on Again"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Room 1012005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
American Psycho2000writer: "In Too Deep" - as Michael Rutherford
Stars in Their Eyes1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Eighth Day1996writer: "Jesus He Knows Me" - as Michael Rutherford
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 1977 - 1996 lyrics - 1 episode, 1978 music - 1 episode, 1978
Tohuwabohu1994-1995TV Series writer - 5 episodes
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary writer: "Mama"
Monte Video1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rookie of the Year1993writer: "Get Up" - as Michael Rutherford
Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey1993writer: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion1993TV Special writer: "Mama"
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert1993Video documentary lyrics: "Land of Confusion", "Dreaming While You Sleep" / music: "Land of Confusion", "No Son Of Mine", "Driving The Last Spike", "Fading Lights", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Dreaming While You Sleep", "Home By The Sea", "Hold On My Heart", "Domino", "I Can't Dance", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "Turn It On Again" / writer: "Old Medley"
Otto - Der Liebesfilm1992writer: "I Can't Dance"
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even1992writer: "Everybody Gets A Second Chance"
Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look1989Video lyrics: "Hanging By a Thread" / lyrics: "Silent Running" 1985, "All I Need Is a Miracle" 1985, "Taken In" 1985, "Nobody's Perfect" 1988, "Nobody Knows" 1988, "Seeing Is Believing" 1988, "The Living Years" 1988 - as M. Rutherford / music: "Hanging By a Thread" / music: "Silent Running" 1985, "All I Need Is a Miracle" 1985, "Taken In" 1985, "Nobody's Perfect" 1988, "Nobody Knows" 1988, "Seeing Is Believing" 1988, "The Living Years" 1988 - as M. Rutherford
Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium1988Video lyrics: "Abacab", "Land of Confusion", "Throwing It All Away", "Turn It On Again" / writer: "Mama", "Abacab", "Domino", "That's All", "The Brazilian", "Land of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Throwing It All Away", "Home By The Sea", "Invisible Touch", "Los Endos", "Turn It On Again", "Do The Neurotic"
Magnum, P.I.1986-1988TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Allnighter1987lyrics: "TAKE THE REINS" / music: "TAKE THE REINS"
The Last Fling1987TV Movie writer: "Par Avion"
Miami Vice1986TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Choke Canyon1986writer: "Silent Running On Dangerous Ground" - as Michael Rutherford
Genesis: Land of Confusion1986Video short writer: "Land of Confusion"
White Nights1985writer: "The Other Side of the World" - as Michael Rutherford
Phil Collins: No Jacket Required1985TV Movie writer: "Behind The Lines"
Against All Odds1984performer: "MAKING A BIG MISTAKE" / writer: "MAKING A BIG MISTAKE"
Genesis: The Mama Tour1984Video documentary writer: "Abacab", "That's All", "Mama", "Illegal Alien", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Keep It Dark", "It's Gonna Get Better", "In The Cage", "The Cinema Show", "...In That Quiet Earth", "Supperman", "Turn It On Again"
Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace1983Video writer: "Behind The Lines"
Derrick1978TV Series writer - 1 episode


Genesis: The Video Show2004Video
Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look1989Video
The Genesis Concert Movie1977Documentary


Tonight, Tonight, Tonight1987Short


Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short

Music Department

The Shout1978composer: theme & incidental music


Genesis: Together and Apart2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The One Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Wright Stuff2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Breakfast2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Motoring Journalist / Himself - Musician
Prog Rock Britannia2009TV MovieHimself
Genesis: Members Only2008Himself
Genesis: When in Rome2008VideoHimself - Guitars / Bass / Backing Vocals
Come Rain or Shine2008DocumentaryHimself
Na plovárne2007TV SeriesHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Genesis: The Video Show2004VideoHimself
Horsetails2004TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1988-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Genesis Songbook2001VideoHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Pulling Power1998-2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Our House2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value1999Video documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Roger Taylor: Live at the Cyberbarn - The Making of a World Record1998Video documentaryHimself
SofaEkspressen1996TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Taratata1995TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1995TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Genesis
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert1993Video documentaryHimself (guitars, vocals)
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
Wetten, dass..?1991TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself
Genesis: A History1990Video documentary
Brit Awards 19891989TV SpecialHimself
Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look1989VideoHimself (Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals)
Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium1988VideoHimself - Guitar and Backing Vocals
Genesis: The Invisible Touch Tour1987Documentary shortHimself
Genesis: The Mama Tour1984Video documentaryHimself - Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals
The Making of the Mama Album1983DocumentaryHimself - Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals
Pop Quiz1982TV SeriesHimself
Three Sides Live1981DocumentaryHimself - Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals
The Old Grey Whistle Test1980TV SeriesHimself - Guitar
Tiswas1980TV SeriesHimself
The Genesis Concert Movie1977DocumentaryHimself (as Michael Rutherford)

Archive Footage

Genesis: Then and Now - The History2007Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1980TV SeriesHimself - Genesis

Won Awards

1988Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsMona Lisa (1986)

Nominated Awards

1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialAgainst All Odds (1984)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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