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  • 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

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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”.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Philip David Charles Collins
  • Born: 30 January 1951 (age 63) Chiswick, Hounslow, (then Middlesex, now London), England
  • Origin: Hounslow, Greater London, England
  • Genres: Pop rock, soft rock, adult contemporary, progressive rock, jazz fusion, big band
  • Occupations: Musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, record producer, audio engineer, mixing, actor, author, photographer
  • Instruments: Vocals, drums, various percussion, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, bagpipes, harp, vocoder
  • Years active: 1968–2011 (retired)
  • Labels: Virgin, Atlantic, WEA, Walt Disney, Rhino
  • Associated acts: Genesis, Brand X, Flaming Youth, The Phil Collins Big Band, Lily Collins
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Read more about Phil Collins at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

PHOTO CALL: Seven-Time Grammy Winner Phil Collins Visits Aladdin
Playbill Combined , 2014-07-21 03:43:00
Grammy Winner Phil Collins, who composed the music for Disney's Tarzan, attended the Disney Broadway musical Aladdin on July 20.

Phil Collins' Rocker Son Arrested On Drug Charges In England
Entertainment Tonigh, 2014-07-08 02:58:00
Legendary musician Phil Collins' son Simon Collins was arrested in England this weekend for possession of illegal drugs, according to People Magazine. He was arrested and questioned by police in Wiltshire, England on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and for the possession of Class B drugs. He was then ...

Phil Collins donates Alamo hoard
BBC Entertainment, 2014-06-27 09:44:41
Singer Phil Collins donates his extensive collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum located where the 1836 battle took place.

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