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Philip David Charles Collins

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Chiswick, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Greville Philip Austin Collins and June Winifred Strange
Ex-husband of <private> Bertorelli; <private> Tavelman and <private> Cevey
Father of <private> Collins; <private> Collins; Lily Collins; <private> Collins and Minor Child
Brother of <private> Collins and <private> Collins

Managed by: Alex Christopher Bickle
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Bertorelli
      ex-spouse
    • <private> Collins
      child
    • <private> Collins
      child
    • <private> Tavelman
      ex-spouse
    • daughter
    • <private> Cevey
      ex-spouse
    • <private> Collins
      child
    • Minor Child
      child
    • <private> Collins
      sibling
    • <private> Collins
      sibling

About Phil Collins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins


Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for English progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist.

Collins sang the lead vocals on several chart hits in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1978 and 1994, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", dance pop of "Sussudio", piano-driven "Against All Odds", to the political statements of "Another Day in Paradise". His international popularity transformed Genesis from a progressive rock group to a regular on the pop charts and an early MTV mainstay.

Collins's professional music career began as a drummer, first with Flaming Youth and then more famously with Genesis. In Genesis, Collins originally supplied backing vocals for front man Peter Gabriel, singing lead on only two songs: "For Absent Friends" from 1971's Nursery Cryme album and "More Fool Me" from Selling England by the Pound, which was released in 1973. Following Gabriel's departure in 1975, Collins became the group's lead singer. As the decade closed, Genesis's first international hit, "Follow You, Follow Me", demonstrated a drastic change from the band's early years.

His solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both him and Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins's total worldwide sales as a solo artist, as of 2000, were 150 million. He has won seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and two Golden Globes for his solo work. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist. In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists".

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Phil Collins's Timeline

1951
January 30, 1951
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1989
March 18, 1989
Age 38
Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom