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

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Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951), is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. 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
  • Genres: Pop rock, soft rock, adult contemporary, progressive rock, jazz fusion, big band
  • Occupations: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, audio engineer, mixing, author, actor
  • 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, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
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Read more about Phil Collins at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Taylor Swift summons the magical music of '1989'
USA Today Music, 2014-10-22 12:03:00
She's cited Phil Collins, Fine Young Cannibals and Madonna as her influences.         

Showtime Sets Genesis Documentary, ‘Genesis – Sum of the Parts’
Variety, 2014-09-15 21:09:58
Showtime is getting iconic progressive rock band Genesis back together with its documentary “Genesis – Sum of the Parts,” set to premiere at 8 p.m. on October 10. The 90-minute documentary reunites core members of the British band, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford to ...

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.

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