Phil Collins Biography (Wikipedia)
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He is best known as the drummer and lead singer in the rock band Genesis and as a solo artist. Between 1983 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include "In the Air Tonight", "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)", "One More Night", "Sussudio" and "Another Day in Paradise".
Born and raised in West London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a solo career in the 1980s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, releasing a series of successful albums, including Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985), and ...But Seriously (1989). Collins became "one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond". He also became known for a distinctive gated reverb drum sound on many of his recordings. After leaving Genesis in 1996, Collins pursued various solo projects before a return in 2007 for the Turn It On Again Tour. In 2011, he retired to focus on his family life, but continued to write songs. He announced his return to the music industry in 2015. He will perform live for the first time in 10 years with a European tour in July 2017, including a five night residency at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and his biggest ever solo show in Hyde Park, London.
- Phil Collins - "I would have left Genesis for The Who"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dfmmm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dfmmm.jpg2016-10-28T11:31:00.000ZPhil Collins chats with 6 Music's Matt Everitt about his top 5 favourite drummershttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dfmr7
Phil Collins - "I would have left Genesis for The Who"
- Hear Phil Collins' stripped back performance of Separate Liveshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04d3kq3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04d3kq3.jpg2016-10-25T10:27:00.000ZPhil performs the single Separate Lives which featured on the soundtrack to White Nights.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04d3k2k
Hear Phil Collins' stripped back performance of Separate Lives
- Ricky Ross meets Phil Collinshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04d37wr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04d37wr.jpg2016-10-25T09:25:00.000ZRicky talks to Phil Collins about his autobiography and return to performinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04d37wv
Ricky Ross meets Phil Collins
- Phil Collins "It's very difficult to book the Albert Hall, we had to..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpmf7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpmf7.jpg2016-10-21T08:20:00.000ZPhil on why he’s back from retirement and how hard it is to book the Royal Albert Hall!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cpmgp
Phil Collins "It's very difficult to book the Albert Hall, we had to..."
- Why drumming is now a family affair for Phil Collinshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cmlr9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cmlr9.jpg2016-10-20T16:11:00.000ZThe singer-songwriter on drumming with his son and working with his heroes, The Beatleshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cmltk
Why drumming is now a family affair for Phil Collins
- ‘These were messages to the ex… she’ll come back when she hears this!’ – Phil Collins on Face Valuehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qpth2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03qpth2.jpg2016-04-11T10:30:00.000ZAs an accidental foray into life as a solo artist, Phil Collins looks back at how it all came to be.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qpvlg
‘These were messages to the ex… she’ll come back when she hears this!’ – Phil Collins on Face Value
- Phil Collins chats with 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03hwrb9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03hwrb9.jpg2016-02-08T08:50:00.000ZPhil chats to 6 Music about the upcoming reissues of his back cataloguehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03hwrbj
Phil Collins chats with 6 Music's Matt Everitt
- Phil Collins is inducted into the Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01c499g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01c499g.jpg2013-06-30T21:06:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Heather Turner in Higham Ferrers nominates Phil Collins for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01c499l
Phil Collins is inducted into the Singers Hall of Fame
- Phil Collins on making Face Valuehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017mjzq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017mjzq.jpg2013-04-12T14:58:00.000ZPhil Collins talks about the making of his first solo album, Face Value.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p017mk06
Phil Collins on making Face Value
Phil Collins Tracks