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Phil Collins

English musician Phil Collins

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for British 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 1975 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis.
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Twitter Wants To Help You Welcome 2018 With One Climactic Musical Moment
NPR - 6 months
A viral tweet from Phil Collins suggests people cue up his song "In the Air Tonight" so the iconic drum fill rings out at midnight. The Twitterverse offered up plenty of other musical suggestions. (Image credit: Craig Ruttle/AP)
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Today in Entertainment: Celebs are watching #ComeyDay in full force; Phil Collins hospitalized after fall
LATimes - about 1 year
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Phil Collins postpones London concerts after gashing head - about 1 year
LONDON (Reuters) - British pop singer Phil Collins has canceled two London concerts due to take place this week after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel, his concert promoter said.
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Phil Collins postpones Royal Albert Hall shows after serious fall - about 1 year
Musician Phil Collins has postponed his comeback concerts in London after falling in his hotel. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Nicki Minaj And Shawn Mendes Refuse To Let The Terrorists Win
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In the wake of the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena on Monday night, artists including Blondie and Take That have postponed or canceled shows in the United Kingdom “out of respect” for the victims.  But two other major names have already come out to make one thing clear: They will not let terrorists scare them away from playing for their fans. Both Nicki Minaj and Shawn Mendes have said publicly that they will continue to play on in spite of any and all fears related to the attack. “Concerts are events people should never be afraid to attend, they are places for love and complete happiness [and I] am so sorry that things took an opposite direction last night,” Mendes wrote on Instagram. “I hope I speak for every [a]rtist by saying that we will not stop spreading positivity and love through music no matter the situation.” Ive never felt so gutted in my entire life. I can't seem to comprehend exactly what has happened. I just wa...
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Trump's Inauguration, the Musicians and the Boycott Question
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Does it make sense to boycott musicians? There are, after all, many forms of boycotts. When I was young I really enjoyed the music of Phil Collins. I really loved listening to his songs, which were played often on my favorite radio stations. One day, however, my mother declared that we would no longer listen to any Phil Collins music because he was an ardent supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and was a virulently anti-Israel. I remember feeling confused as I respected my mother for taking a stand, but I also didn't see the harm in listening to a Genesis song on the radio. It wasn't like I was supporting him by buying his cassette tape (it was the early 1980s) or buying his concert tickets. Nevertheless, for many years thereafter I refrained from listening to Phil Collins music even if such a boycott didn't make sense. These days, there is still a lot of discussion when it comes to boycotting certain musicians. The most common example is Roger Waters of Pink F...
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Rules Don't Apply is Warren Beatty's first major motion picture in 15 years, but definitely worth the wait. Warren Beatty's film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, made him a star in his 20's. Now, his new film which opened Thanksgiving weekend, Rules Don't Apply, has shades of Splendor inside out. Both films deal with young love struggling with the strictures of strong religious upbringings.The difference is that in Splendor the guy doesn't get the girl at the end. Whereas in Rules, the guy does. But not telling which guy. You have to see the movie to find out. More Splendor comparisons. Singer Phil Collins daughter, Lilly Collins, is a Natalie Wood lookalike. Alden Ehrenreich comes across as a young Beatty. The two have great chemistry and Beatty, the director, is able to elicit strong performances from them both. Director Beatty, despite his reputed insistence on many takes, is often able to bring out the best in actors. Their performances in his ...
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Rodney Cromwell's Uplifting Synth Pop
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I was glad to receive some upbeat music in the face of the present moment's constant, relentless stream of bad news. "Rodney Cromwell" aka Adam Creswell created a tight group of retro synth-pop songs which slapped a smile on my face, despite all the anxiety pressing down upon humanity. This music feels like a necessary antidote, a placebo perhaps, but I don't care. I'm glad to be smothered in joyful synth-pop, and I imagine you will be too. His new lo-fi disco laments are joyfully simple and painfully funny. 'Fax Message Breakup' EP released last week, following up his debut 'Age of Anxiety' LP and 'Black Dog' EP. He reveals the inspiration behind five key tracks from his output here: Barry Was an Arms Dealer (from the album 'Age of Anxiety') Inspired by a friend who suffered from severe paranoid delusions. His delusions were not of 'reds under the bed' but more the sort of far-left paranoid assertions that if you are not growing your own organic mung beans, doi...
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Audiobooks: Phil Collins Wants You to Know He Isn’t Dead Yet
NYTimes - over 1 year
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
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Bridge of Words
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Esther Schor On the muggy July afternoon when I visited the Okopowa Street Cemetery, the dead Jews who'd slept on while the Nazis packed their descendants into cattle cars bound for Treblinka were still asleep. After hours tracking the contours of the Ghetto behind a detachment of Israeli soldiers, I was relieved to be among the lush ferns, rusted grilles, and mossy stones. Here and there, tipped and broken monuments had settled where they'd fallen among yellow wallflowers. In other sections, weeded, swept, and immaculately tended, huge monuments incised with Hebrew characters bore a heavy load of sculpted fruits, animals, priestly hands, and the tools of trades. The stones were cool to the touch, amid a musky odor of rotting leaves. Among the largest monuments in the cemetery—the baroque monument to the actor Ester Rachel Kamińska; the porphyry stone of writer I. L. Peretz; the ponderous granite tomb of Adam Czerniaków, who after pleading in vain for the lives of the Ghetto'...
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Phil Collins Responds To Rumors He Divorced His Wife Via Fax Machine
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It’s the stuff of music legend: After 10 years of marriage, Phil Collins reportedly asked second wife Jill Tavelman for a divorce via fax machine.  Did that really happen? In a new interview with ABC News to promote his memoir Not Dead Yet, Collins finally addressed the rumor about his 1994 split ― or “Faxgate” as he calls it. “[It] really hurt my career, or my public persona,” the 65-year-old musician said. “And it was based on an untruth... So, I just thought it would be an opportunity just to lay it all out, and if I say it didn’t happen, I’m trusting that people will believe me.” Collins ― whose daughter with Tavelman, Lily, is now an actress ― went on to marry Orianne Cevey, whom he met on tour in 1994 while she was working as a translator. The couple split in 2008, with Collins shelling out a reported $46.76 million in their divorce settlement, but they’ve since reconciled. In the new memoir, the former Genesis frontman opens up about his spotty record with marri...
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Preview: Phil Collins on need to "correct things"
CBS News - over 1 year
In “Sunday Morning” interview, music legend talks of new book “Not Dead Yet,” and addresses alcoholism that nearly killed him
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Songbird Carole Bayer Sager Reveals How Fears Gave Way To Music And Love
Huffington Post - over 1 year
William Shakespeare once wrote "if music be the food of love, play on." Few contemporary songwriters have generated such a feast of delicacies as Carol Bayer Sager. She has whipped up unrequited love songs, sweeping ballads and generational anthems into a culinary cultural smorgasbord. Sager's five-decade songwriting career is among the most impressive in all of the music business. But after writing hit after hit, Sager's most recent offering is not a song at all. She has penned her memoir appropriately titled, They're Playing Our Song, an homage of sorts to her 1978 hit Broadway show title. The book is filled with intimate details about the inspirations behind many of her songs. It also includes funny and candid anecdotal stories about dating, plastic surgery and a steamy romantic liaison she had in the early 1990's with real estate mogul Richard Cohen. She says writing her story was difficult. The book took two years to complete. Now, at 69, she says she was finall...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phil Collins
  • 2016
    Age 65
    In a 2016 interview in The Guardian, Collins stated that talking about politics to The Sun was one of his biggest regrets.
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    He confirmed in a 2016 interview that he was still unable to drum with the left hand; however, he has also said that after a major back surgery, his doctor advised him that if he wanted to play the drums again, all he needed to do was practice as long as he took it step by step.
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    Collins said that he plans to release an autobiography Not Dead Yet on 25 October 2016.
    In January 2016, Collins said he was back with his third wife and they were living together in the house he had bought in Miami.
  • 2015
    Age 64
    In 2015, Collins then moved to Miami (in a separate home, previously owned by Jennifer Lopez) to be closer to his family.
    He revealed in 2015 that he hadn't consumed alcohol in three years.
  • 2014
    Age 63
    In another conversation in 2014, Portnoy lauded his "amazing progressive drumming" back in the early and mid-1970s.
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    In 2014, readers of Rhythm voted Collins the fourth most influential progressive rock drummer for his work on the 1974 Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
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    In August 2014, Collins was reported to have accepted an invitation to perform in December at a benefit concert in Miami in aid of his Little Dreams Foundation charity.
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    In May 2014, Collins gave a live performance of "In the Air Tonight" and "Land of Confusion" with young student musicians at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, Florida.
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    However, in September 2014, Collins revealed that the collaboration had ended and he said it had been "a bit of a non-starter".
    On 24 January 2014, Collins announced in an interview with Inside South Florida that he was writing new compositions with fellow English singer Adele.
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  • 2013
    Age 62
    Speaking to reporters in Miami, Florida in December 2013 at an event promoting his charity work, Collins indicated that he was writing music once again and might tour again.
    In November 2013, Collins told German media that he was considering a return to music and speculated that this could mean further live shows with Genesis, stating: "Everything is possible.
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  • 2012
    Age 61
    In July 2012, Collins's greatest hits collection Hits re-entered the U.S. charts, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard 200.
  • 2011
    Age 60
    On 4 March 2011, citing health problems and other concerns, Collins announced that he was taking time off from his career, prompting widespread reports of his retirement.
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    As of January 2011, Collins has spent 1,730 weeks in the German music charts—766 weeks of them with Genesis albums and singles and 964 weeks with solo releases.
  • 2010
    Age 59
    However, in 2010 Collins alluded to feelings of depression and low self-esteem in recent years, claiming in an interview that he had contemplated committing suicide, but he resisted for the sake of his children.
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    Collins also promoted Going Back with his first and only appearance on the BBC's foremost music series Later... with Jools Holland, broadcast on 17 September 2010.
    These included a special programme, Phil Collins: One Night Only, aired ITV1 on 18 September 2010.
    In summer 2010, Collins played six concerts with the music from Going Back.
    In March 2010, Collins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis at a ceremony in New York City.
  • 2009
    Age 58
    In October 2009, it was reported that Collins was to record a Motown covers album.
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  • 2007
    Age 56
    From 2007 to 2015, Collins dated CBS 2 WCBS-TV news reporter Dana Tyler.
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    In 2007 they were honoured at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors, performing "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine" and "Los Endos" at the ceremony in Las Vegas.
  • 2006
    Age 55
    Collins reunited with Banks and Rutherford and announced Turn It On Again: The Tour on 7 November 2006, nearly 40 years after the band first formed.
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    In 2006, he worked with Disney on a musical production of Tarzan.
  • 2004
    Age 53
    From June 2004 to November 2005, Collins performed his First Final Farewell Tour, a reference to the multiple farewell tours of other popular artists.
  • 2003
    Age 52
    Disney hired Collins and Tina Turner to perform on the soundtrack to its 2003 animated feature Brother Bear, which included the song "Look Through My Eyes".
  • 2002
    Age 51
    In November 2002 Collins released his seventh solo album, Testify.
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    In June 2002, he accepted an invitation to drum for the house band at the Party at the Palace event, a concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.
  • 2001
    Age 50
    In 2001, Collins was one of several celebrities who were tricked into appearing in a controversial British comedy series, Brass Eye, shown on public service broadcaster Channel 4.
  • 2000
    Age 49
    Collins was portrayed in the cartoon South Park in the episode "Timmy 2000" holding his Oscar throughout, referring to his 1999 win for You'll Be in My Heart, which defeated "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
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    In 2000, Collins became partially deaf in one ear due to a viral infection.
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  • 1999
    Age 48
    Collins was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on 16 June 1999.
    Collins married his third wife, Orianne Cevey, a Swiss national, in 1999. They have two sons, Nicholas and Matthew. They bought Sir Jackie Stewart's former house located in Begnins, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva. Announcing their separation on 16 March 2006, they were divorced on 17 August 2008.
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    In 1999 Collins reunited with Genesis to re-record "The Carpet Crawlers" for the compilation album Turn It On Again: The Hits.
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  • 1998
    Age 47
    A compilation album Hits was released in 1998 and sold well, returning Collins to multi-platinum status in the U.S. The album's one new track, a cover of the Cyndi Lauper hit "True Colors", produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, received considerable airplay on U.S. Adult Contemporary stations while peaking at No. 2.
    The Phil Collins Big Band completed a world tour in 1998 that included a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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  • 1997
    Age 46
    On 15 September 1997, Collins appeared at the Music for Montserrat concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1996
    Age 45
    His sixth solo album, Dance into the Light, was released in October 1996.
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    Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career.
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  • 1995
    Age 44
    In 1995, Collins turned down the chance to contribute to Tower of Song, an album of covers of Leonard Cohen songs, due to his touring commitments.
  • 1993
    Age 42
    Collins co-wrote, sang and played on "Hero" on Thousand Roads by David Crosby. Collins's record sales began to drop with the 1993 release of Both Sides, a largely experimental album that, according to Collins, included songs that "were becoming so personal, so private, I didn't want anyone else's input".
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  • 1992
    Age 41
    Collins performed on their 1992 tour.
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  • 1991
    Age 40
    After a hiatus of five years, Genesis reconvened for the 1991 album release We Can't Dance, Collins's last studio album with the group to date.
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  • 1989
    Age 38
    Collins also played drums on the 1989 Tears for Fears hit single, "Woman in Chains".
    In November, Collins released But Seriously, which became another huge success, featuring as its lead single the anti-homelessness anthem "Another Day in Paradise", with David Crosby singing backing vocals. "Another Day in Paradise" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts at the end of 1989, won Collins Best British Single at the Brit Awards in 1990, and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1991; it was also one of Germany's most successful singles of all time.
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    In 1989, Collins worked on his fourth studio album But Seriously, and appeared on The Who Tour 1989, performing the role of young Tommy's wicked Uncle Ernie in a reprisal of the rock opera Tommy (a part originally played by their late drummer, Keith Moon).
  • 1987
    Age 36
    Collins was one of the drummers, backing vocalists, and producers on Eric Clapton's 1987 album August.
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  • 1986
    Age 35
    March 1986 saw the release of "No One Is to Blame", a hit single by Howard Jones which included Collins on drums, backing vocals, and co-production alongside Padgham.
  • 1985
    Age 34
    In October 1985, Collins reunited with Banks and Rutherford to record the next Genesis album, Invisible Touch. Its title track was released as a single and reached No. 1 in the US, the only Genesis song to do so. The group received a Grammy Award (their only one) and a nomination for the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1987 for the single "Land of Confusion" which featured puppet caricatures created by the British satirical team Spitting Image.
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    The music press noted Collins's astronomical success as a solo artist had made him more popular than Genesis. Before the release of No Jacket Required, Collins insisted that he would not leave the band. "The next one to leave the band will finish it," Collins told Rolling Stone magazine in May 1985. "I feel happier with what we're doing now, because I feel it's closer to me.
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    In July 1985, Collins took part in the Live Aid concert charity event, a continuation of the fundraising effort started by Band Aid.
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    Collins had three U.S. number-one songs in 1985, the most by any artist that year.
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    Collins released his most successful album, the Diamond-certified No Jacket Required, in February 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 33
    They were married from 1984 to 1996.
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    Set in 1984, he appears in three missions in which the main character, Victor, must save him from a gang that is trying to kill him, the final mission occurring during his concert, where the player must defend the scaffolding against saboteurs while Collins is performing "In the Air Tonight".
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    Collins produced and played drums on several tracks on Behind the Sun by Eric Clapton and, in November 1984, took part in the all-star choir for the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?
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    1984 also saw Collins contribute to the production on Chinese Wall, the third solo album from Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey, which included a duet from the two musicians, "Easy Lover".
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    In 1984, Collins released "Against All Odds", the main theme for the Against All Odds (1984) which was produced by Arif Mardin, one of the few songs from Collins that he did not produce himself.
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  • 1983
    Age 32
    In May 1983, Collins recorded Genesis with Banks and Rutherford.
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  • 1982
    Age 31
    Collins supported the album with the Hello, I Must Be Going! tour of Europe and North America from November 1982 to February 1983.
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    Collins's second solo album, Hello, I Must Be Going!, was released in November 1982.
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    In October 1982, Collins took part in the one off Genesis reunion concert 'Six of the Best' which marked the return Gabriel on lead vocals and Hackett on guitar.
    In early 1982, Collins produced and played on Something's Going On, the third solo album by Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA, followed by recording most of the drum tracks on Pictures at Eleven by Robert Plant.
  • 1981
    Age 30
    Following an invitation by record producer Martin Lewis, Collins made his debut live performance as a solo artist at an Amnesty International benefit show The Secret Policeman's Other Ball at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London, in September 1981.
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  • 1980
    Age 29
    Collins produced the album in collaboration with Hugh Padgham, with whom he had worked on Peter Gabriel's 1980 studio album.
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    After Banks and Rutherford rejoined with Collins, work began on Duke, released in 1980.
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  • 1979
    Age 28
    In April 1979, Collins returned to the UK after his attempt to save his marriage had failed.
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  • 1978
    Age 27
    In December 1978, Genesis began a period of inactivity as Collins's marriage to his first wife was at risk of collapse after touring had made him frequently absent from her and their children.
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  • 1977
    Age 26
    In 1977, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford decided to continue Genesis as a trio.
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    Wind & Wuthering is the last album recorded with Hackett before his 1977 departure.
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  • 1976
    Age 25
    For the album's 1976 tour, Collins accepted an offer from former Yes and King Crimson drummer Bill Bruford to play drums while Collins sang vocals.
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  • 1975
    Age 24
    Collins has been married three times; each has ended in divorce. He married to Andrea Bertorelli from 1975 to 1980.
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    Collins has been championed by modern artists in diverse genres, including indie rock groups The 1975, Generationals, Neon Indian, Yeasayer, St. Lucia and Sleigh Bells, electronica artist Lorde, and soul singer Diane Birch, who said in 2014, "Collins walks a really fine line between being really cheesy and being really sophisticated.
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  • 1974
    Age 23
    In 1974, during the recording of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Collins played drums on Brian Eno's second album Taking Tiger Mountain after Eno had contributed electronic effects known as "Enossification" on "In the Cage" and "Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging".
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  • 1973
    Age 22
    He sang "More Fool Me" on their 1973 album Selling England by the Pound.
  • 1971
    Age 20
    His first album recorded with the band, Nursery Cryme, was recorded and released in 1971. "For Absent Friends", an acoustic track written by Collins and Hackett, is the first Genesis song with Collins on lead vocals.
  • 1970
    Age 19
    From 1970 to 1975, Collins played the drums, percussion, and backing vocals on Genesis albums and live shows.
    In August 1970, Collins became Genesis's new drummer.
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  • 1951
    Age 0
    Philip David Charles Collins was born on 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, the son of Winifred M. "June" (née Strange), a theatrical agent, and Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent.
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