About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 16 Jun 1999
  • Star rank: 497
  • Address:
    6862 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing east
  • GPS location:
    34.101423, -118.339627

Phil Collins

Next star: Bill Hay
Previous star: Louise Glaum


Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951), is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock group Genesis, and he also 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”.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Philip David Charles Collins
  • Born: 30 January 1951 (age 64) Chiswick, Greater London; England
  • Genres: Pop rock soft rock progressive rock jazz fusion big band
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist record producer audio engineer mixing author actor
  • Instruments: Vocals drums percussion
  • Years active: 1968–present
  • Labels: Virgin Atlantic WEA Walt Disney Rhino
  • Associated acts: Genesis Brand X Flaming Youth The Phil Collins Big Band Lily Collins Eric Clapton Tears for Fears
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Read more about Phil Collins at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Phil Collins to return with reissued catalog
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-05-12 22:25:38
English pop singer Phil Collins, one of the top-selling artists of the 1980s, will reissue all his solo albums and potentially bring out unreleased material, his label said Tuesday. Warner Music Group announced a deal with Collins for his full catalog, which will mark the first time his full solo ...

Phil Collins' Solo Albums to Get Deluxe Treatment Under New Warner Music Deal
Billboard, 2015-05-12 17:10:13
Phil Collins' entire solo catalog will now live under the same roof as Warner Music Group announces a new worldwide deal with the singer-songwriter....

Texas lawmakers make musician Phil Collins an honorary Texan
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-03-11 17:48:37
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers have named pop star Phil Collins an honorary Texan, saluting his donation of hundreds of Alamo artifacts back to the historic outpost — while offering numerous quips referencing his song lyrics.

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