Chiswick, London, England, UK
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Lead singer of Genesis
Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Slick, Light, Wry, Cheerful, Laid-Back/Mellow, Playful, Earnest, Stylish, Exuberant, Poignant, Gentle, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Sentimental
Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards
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Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, (born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor best known as the lead singer and drummer of English progressive rock group Genesis and as a Grammy and Academy Award-winning solo artist. He has also appeared in several films. Collins sang the lead vocals on eight American chart-toppers between 1984 and 1989; seven as a solo artist and one with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", to the dance pop of "Sussudio", to the political statements of his most successful song, "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` professional career began as a drummer, first with obscure rock group 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. On 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 concurrent solo career, heavily influenced by his personal life, brought both him and Genesis commercial success. According to Atlantic Records, Collins` total worldwide sales as a solo artist, as of 2002, were 150 million.
Collins is a supporter of animal rights and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In 2005, he donated autographed drumsticks in support of PETA`s campaign against Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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Barbara Speake Stage School (acting school)
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Phillip David Charles Collins
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Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and writer. He gained fame as both drummer and lead vocalist for the rock group Genesis, and he gained worldwide fame as a solo artist. Collins is one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, singing the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, ranged from the atmospheric "In the Air Tonight", dance-rock of "Sussudio", piano-driven power ballad "Against All Odds", to the political and religious connotations of "Another Day in Paradise". AllMusic has described Collins as "one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond."
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Greville Philip Austin Collins
Winifred M. "June" Strange
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