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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 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, Middlesex, England
  • Genres: Pop rock, soft rock, adult contemporary, progressive rock, jazz fusion, big band
  • Occupation(s): 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
  • 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

This Week in Billboard Chart History: Phil Collins Ended the '80s at No. 1
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Phil Collins donates Alamo collection to the site
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2014-10-29 14:08:26
British rocker Phil Collins, who has had a lifelong interest in the Alamo, donated his large collection of artifacts to the museum. Also, Elton John's annual AIDS foundation benefit honored New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment headlines.

Phil Collins hands over Alamo collection to Texas
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2014-10-28 23:55:16
Singer was in San Antonio on Tuesday to donate what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts

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