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Phil Collins (Philip David Charles Collins LVO, born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English , drummer, keyboardist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for the English group Genesis and as well as being a Grammy and Academy Award-winning solo artist.

Collins sang the lead vocals on eight American chart-toppers between 1984 and 1989, seven of those as a solo artist and one with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, have ranged from the atmospheric “In the Air Tonight” to the of “Sussudio” to the political statements of his most successful song “Another Day in Paradise”. His latest (and possibly his last) album, the album ‘Going Back’ that came out in 2010, particularly shows the massive influence of American music on Collins’ career. His international popularity transformed Genesis from a cult favourite rock group to a regular on the pop charts and an early MTV mainstay. According to, he is the forty-eighth most successful songwriter in U.K. singles chart history based on weeks that his compositions have spent on the chart.

Collins’ professional career began as a drummer, starting first with the obscure group Flaming Youth. Then, working with the avant-garde band Genesis, Collins originally supplied backing vocals for frontman Peter Gabriel and provided drumming that was a key part of their sound.


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  • SSBN623

    phil, jim here . . . as always . . .what other people charge big money for we do for free

    15 Dec 8:19pm Reply
  • Photosinthenews

    Yes.. Miami Vice.. I remember that Show..

    3 Dec 1:53pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    vvvv ha never seen the American Psycho thing before?

    5 Nov 3:23pm Reply
  • erica7even

    can't stop loving you <3

    20 Oct 12:01pm Reply
  • woschdfedd

    Remember Miami Vice - Awesome Song !!!

    13 Oct 6:19pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    @dark_wisdom you claim on your about me page you like (among others) prog-rock yet you don't understand pre-phil collins Genesis saying it's "too artsy and intellectual". Kinda strange cause Peter Gabriel's Genesis in the 70s was one the quintessential prog rock bands. What your saying is bit the same as claiming you love Thrash Metal yet you don't understand 80s Metallica.

    17 Sep 6:25am Reply
  • KingFahtah

    Big beat 80s over production for the win

    10 Sep 1:11pm Reply
  • ILikeYourSuit

    dark_wisdom american psycho

    13 Aug 5:54pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    ...The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

    10 Aug 3:45am Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "Do you like Phil Collins?" I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment....

    10 Aug 3:45am Reply
  • ILikeYourSuit

    Daneyko Take A Look At Me Now is not a song.

    7 Aug 7:02pm Reply
  • friendsweetc

    take me home ♥

    5 Aug 3:46pm Reply
  • Kabrz54

    My Master

    2 Aug 8:00pm Reply
  • kotyara33d

    Another Day In Paradise ♥

    30 Jul 4:57pm Reply
  • trendynigga

    Do you like Phil Collins?

    20 Jun 1:34am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Don't Lose My Number ♥

    27 May 2:28pm Reply
  • Arnonrg

    'I Wish It Would Rain Down' is a great song

    19 May 1:35am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    One More Night ♥

    5 May 2:44pm Reply
  • Daneyko

    Take a look at me now, is now and will always be one of the most touching love songs.

    3 May 5:45pm Reply

    Phil Collins is one of the best ever ..... "Oh think twice, it another day for you and me in Paradise ....." "Just think about it ...." "Paradise ....."

    23 Apr 12:04am Reply
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