Phil Collins was born on January 30, 1951 in Chiswick. Phil
Collins receives its first drum whereas it is only 5 years old
and the legend says that it never wanted anything to make of
other but of the battery. Thus, as of its childhood, it occurs
in some emissions of radio and television. And into 9 years,
it integrates a dance band in a nautical club. A 14 years, one
entrusts to him the role of Artful Dodger in an adaptation of
Oliver Twist. In 1964, it plays in film of Beatles "A Hardware
Day' S Night". Do not seek to try to recognize it, it seems
only appear, drowned in the public ".
In 1968, Phil and
one of his/her friends melt their first group: "Real Thing".
In parallel it plays in several small groups in particular "Hickory".
In 1969, "Hickory" which becomes "Flaming Youth",
is seen proposing a contract for the recording of a disc; it
is in November that the latter fate in the vats under the name
of "Ark 11". In 1970, the group "Genesis"
seeks a beater; 15 candidates present themselves and parmis
them it group finds the right man for the job: Phil Collins.
Excel beater, it is also a classic an interpreter of talent
and an actor born. It also seems to be a true glutton for work
since, beside his work with Genesis it also takes part in the
recording of six 33 turns with the group Brand X, produces the
discs of other groups and also holds the battery in several
productions of studio. In 1981 Phil Collins begins a career
solo and records its first album "Face Been worth"
which is classified at the head of the British hit-parade and
receives a gold disc in the United States. It is the beginning
of a long successful career solo. In 1982 its second album "Hello,
L Must Be Going" is classified second in England and remains
160 weeks in the charts.
In 1985, Phil is devoted better pop singer for the title "Against
AIl Odds" with Grammy. The following year it raid all rewards
at the time of the handing-over of Grammies: better artist of
variety, better male artist and album of the year. In 1988,
Phil Collins plays the first part in the film "Buster".
It interprets also the song of the credits and composes the
album of the original band.
In 1989 album "But Seriously leaves" from which the
international tube "Another Day In Paradise is extracted".
1996 are the year of the separation of with Genesis. After 25
years of good and faithful services, Phil leaves the group!
It continues since a career in solo with more or less of success
(the album "Dance into the light" whose sales are
catastrophic, but whose round is a success). The Jazzy experiments
always do not like the public and it is into 2002 that Phil
really finds are public with "Testify". In June 2004
before the launching of a new international round, it announces
that this one will be its last great series in concert because
it wants to be devoted to his five children and thinks that
it is time for him "to return to the house".