Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett joins Portsmouth Guildhall Wall of Fame

Portsmouth Guildhall have inducted Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett into their Wall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to music during a career spanning almost five decades.

As a musician, songwriter, singer, and producer, Steve Hackett gained prominence as the guitarist of English progressive rock band, Genesis, from 1971 to 1977. He contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums, and seven singles before pursuing a solo career, releasing more than 30 albums.

Hackett’s work encompasses many styles, including blues, world, and classic music, in addition to progressive rock.

Portsmouth Guildhall’s Wall of Fame was introduced in 2014 to honour artists who have achieved great success and whose work has reached out to millions.

Already on the wall are The Osmonds, Mark King of Level 42, Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Queen’s musical director and keyboardist Spike Edney, blues godfather John Mayall, and Portsmouth-born Julia Fordham.

Members of the public are invited to suggest more musical heroes to be added to the Wall of Fame — send an email with your recommendation to