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Phil Collins

Sue Lawley's castaway is rock star Phil Collins.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the rock star Phil Collins. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his rise to fame as the lead singer of the group Genesis and his subsequent transition to a dazzling solo career. As someone who has sold over 35 million records worldwide, his success has brought him riches, and, apparently, happiness. He'll be discussing how the Mr Nice Guy of the rock world manages money, marriage and making music.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Helpless Heart by Paul Brady
Book: Prehistory of the Far Side by Gary Larson
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

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Christmas Eve 1993 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Paul Brady

      Helpless Heart

      • True For You.
      • Mercury.
  • Tim Hardin

    How Can We Hang On To A Dream?

    • Reason To Believe.
    • Polydor.
  • The Beatles

    All My Loving

    • With The Beatles.
    • Parlophone.
  • David Ackles

    Down River

    • David Ackles.
    • Elektra.
  • Aretha Franklin


    • Aretha's Jazz.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Blue Nile

    The Downtown Lights

    • Hats.
    • Linn.
  • The Beatles

    If I Fell

    • A Hard Day's Night.
    • Parlophone.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36: Variation IX "Nimrod"

    Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Book Choice

    • Prehistory of the Far Side - Gary Larson

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Phil Collins


  • Sun 19 Dec 1993 12:15
  • Christmas Eve 1993 09:05

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