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Phil Collins

Phil Collins is one of the today's most popular vocalists, songwriters and performers and has been hailed by fellow musicians as one of the very best drummers in the world. His stellar career includes six Grammy Awards and total solo sales to date of over 70 million. Factoring in his work with Genesis, Brand X and a gallery of star groups and performers (Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, John Cale, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, etc.), Collins has left his mark on some 200 million records worldwide. His hit songs, which include One More Night, In the Air Tonight and the catchy tune Sussudio, have worked their way into the collective consciousness of radio listeners everywhere.

Collins has enjoyed success in his acting career as well. He has appeared in HBO's And The Band Played On and the feature Buster, a film in which he starred in and provided the songs for. He also provided the same-titled song for the hit film Against All Odds. On television, he has guest starred on Miami Vice.

He recently fulfilled a lifetime ambition by going on the road with his own 20-piece big band which made its debut in London's Royal Albert Hall in the company of conductor Quincy Jones and guest vocalist Tony Bennett. The band went on to play seven other European concerts including two shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Collins embarked on his enormously successful solo career after taking a break from being frontman and drummer for the band Genesis, the band he'd been with for 25 years. On his own he has released Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going, No Jacket Required, ... But Seriously, Serious Hits... Live! Both Sides, the very personal album Dance Into the Light (1996) and most recently his Hits album.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Phil Collins Facts

Birth Name Philip David Charles Collins
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1951 (71)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Phil Collins compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Phil Collins: Finally
Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004
Phil Collins: Serious Hits....Live!
Phil Collins: Going Back
Live at Montreux 2004
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