When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, he had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the s. 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 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a solo career in the s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music , releasing a series of successful albums, including Face Value , No Jacket Required , and But Seriously
Between and , Collins released 13 U. One of three children, Collins grew up in a household that embraced creativity and drive. His older brother, Clive, would go on to become a professional cartoonist, while his sister competed as an ice skater. From an early age, Collins showed a preference for the stage and music. His love for the drums began at the age of 5 when he was given a toy drum kit. By the age of 12, Collins had a real set of drums and played every chance he could get.
Who Is Phil Collins?
Phil Collins. Take a look at me now: baby Jesus statue resembles Phil Collins. Published: 21 Nov The actor is emerging from a long run of hauntingly gothic parts and, despite a starry childhood in LA, she has a few ghost stories of her own. By Jane Mulkerrins. Published: 28 Apr Phil Collins review — life-affirming MOR ballads delivered against all odds. Published: 20 Jan In defence of Phil Collins: what is the genesis of all the hatred? Bernard Zuel.
You know him, right? Shiny-suited prog traitor. Ruined Led Zeppelin. Wife ran off with the decorator. All true. Ancient tape machines clutter the upper corridors of Abbey Road Studios. At the age of 18, in , he was in a rock band that had elaborate songs about the moon landing. A year later he was in a room downstairs in this very building, playing on a George Harrison album. When still only 20, he signed up as the denim-dungareed drummer with Genesis. He ended his tenure with them as their satin-jacketed singer, and went on to release the eight solo albums now resurfacing in extended and remastered versions in a reissue project called Take A Look At Me Now.