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Phil Collins

Mostly Credited As: Phil Collins
Sometimes Credited As: Philip Collins
Phillip Collins
Genesis
Brand X
Flaming Youth
The Phil Collins Big Band
Phil Collins Big Band

Birth Name: Philip David Charles Collins
Date Of Birth: January 30, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Chiswick, London, England
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Phil Collins


Philip David Charles Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, United Kingdom. Phil started out in the theatre as "The Artful Dodger", but had to stop when his voice broke. At an early age he got a toy drum kit from his uncle and began to learn, by the time he was a teenager he was a gifted drummer. At the young age of only 20 years old, in 1971, Phil Collins joined the English rock group Genesis. Genesis' lead singer Peter Gabriel had been looking for a new drummer and thought Phil was the perfect man for it. Phil, as well as being a drummer, was also involved in the lyrics and music for various songs including; "Supper's Ready", "Watcher of the Skies" and "The Cinema Show". It was five years later that Phil stepped into the spotlight, after the departure of Peter Gabriel to pursue a solo career, Genesis decided on Phil to be the lead singer. Genesis survived and four years later, in 1980, Phil pursued his own solo career alongside Genesis. 1981 was when "Face Value" was released and "In The Air Tonight" went shooting up the charts to number two. For the next fifteen years, Phil worked by himself and with Genesis, releasing album after album all filled with classic songs. Genesis released hits such as "No Son Of Mine", "Invisible Touch" and "Home By The Sea". Phil's solo career was going even stronger than his career with Genesis. Phil got seven US number ones in a row in the 80s and collaborated with Philip Bailey, The Four Tops and Eric Clapton. He was in both films (Buster - 1988) and TV Shows (Miami Vice). In 1996, Phil left Genesis. However just two years later Phil returned and in 2000 an album was released and Phil also released a solo album in 2002. Currently Phil is working on a new album. 7 US and 3 UK number ones, a career spanning 34 years, roles in various films and TV Shows and over 300,000,000 albums and singles sold planet wide. Not bad for an Artful Dodger from Chiswick.

ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

Album: Face Value
Release Date: February 1981/ June 1988 (CD Issue)
UK Position: 1
USA Position: 7
Songs: 12

1. In The Air Tonight
2. This Must Be Love
3. Behind The Lines
4. The Roof Is Leaking
5. Droned
6. Hand In Hand
7. I Missed Again
8. You Know What I Mean
9. Thunder And Lightning
10. I'm Not Moving
11. If Leaving Me Is Easy
12. Tomorrow Never Knows
13. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Hidden Track)

Album: Hello, I Must Be Going!
Release Date: November 1982/ June 1988 (CD Issue)/ June 1991 (CD Re-Issue)
UK Position: 2
USA Position: 8
Songs: 10

1. I Don't Care Anymore
2. I Can Not Believe It's True
3. Like China
4. Do You Know, Do You Care?
5. You Can't Hurry Love
6. It Don't Matter To Me
7. Thru These Walls
8. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
9. The West Side
10. Why Can't It Wait Until Morning?

Album: No Jacket Required
Release Date: February 1985
UK Position: 1
USA Position: 1
Songs: 11

1. Sussudio
2. Only You Know And I Know
3. Long Long Way To Go
4. I Don't Wanna Know
5. One More Night
6. Don't Lose My Number
7. Who Said I Would
8. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore
9. Inside Out
10. Take Me Home
11. We Said Hello, Goodbye

Album: But Seriously
Release Date: November 1989
UK Position: 1
USA Position: 1
Songs: 12

1. Hang In Long Enough
2. That's Just The Way It Is
3. Do You Remember
4. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
5. Colours
6. I Wish It Would Rain Down
7. Another Day In Paradise
8. Heat On The Street
9. All Of My Life
10. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
11. Father To Son
12. Find A Way To My Heart

Album: Serious Hits Live!
Release Date: November 1990
UK Position: 2
USA Position: 11
Songs: 15

1. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
2. Against All Odds
3. Who Said I Would
4. One More Night
5. Don't Lose Number
6. Do You Remember
7. Another Day In Paradise
8. Separate Lives
9. In The Air Tonight
10. You Can't Hurry Love
11. Two Hearts
12. Sussudio
13. A Groovy Kind Of Love
14. Easy Lover
15. Take Me Home

Album: Both Sides
Release Date: 1993
UK Position: 1
USA Position: 13
Songs: 11

1. Both Sides Of The Story
2. Can't Turn Back The Years
3. Everyday
4. I've Forgotten Everything
5. We're Sons Of Our Fathers
6. Can't Find My Way
7. Survivors
8. We Fly So Close
9. There's A Place For Us
10. We Wait And We Wonder
11. Please Come Out Tonight

Album: Dance Into The Light
Release Date: October 1996
UK Position: 4
USA Position: 23
Songs: 13

1. Dance Into The Light
2. That's What You Said
3. Lorenzo
4. Just Another Story
5. Love Police
6. Wear My Hat
7. It's In Your Eyes
8. Oughta Know By Now
9. Take Me Down
10. The Same Moon
11. River So Wide
12. No Matter Who
13. The Times They Are A Changing

Album: Hits
Release Date: October 1998
UK Position: 1
USA Position: 18
Songs: 16

1. Another Day In Paradise
2. True Colours
3. Easy Lover
4. You Can't Hurry Love
5. Two Hearts
6. I Wish It Would Rain Down
7. Against All Odds
8. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
9. Separate Lives
10. Both Sides Of The Story
11. One More Night
12. Sussudio
13. Dance Into The Light
14. Groovy Kind Of Love
15. In The Air Tonight
16. Take Me Home

Album: A Hot Night In Paris
Release Date: 1999
UK Position: -
USA Position: -
Songs: 10

1. Sussudio
2. That's All
3. Invisible Touch
4. Hold on My Heart
5. Chips and Salsa
6. I Don't Care Anymore
7. Milestones
8. Against All Odds
9. Pick up the Pieces
10. The Los Endos Suite

Album: Testify
Release Date: November 2002
UK Position: -
USA Position: -
Songs: 12

1. Wake Up Call
2. Come With Me
3. Testify
4. Don’t Get Me Started
5. Swing Low
6. It’s Not Too Late
7. This Love This Heart
8. Driving Me Crazy
9. The Least You Can Do
10. Can’t Stop Loving You
11. Thru My Eyes
12. You Touch My Heart

Album: The Platinum Collection (Face Value, No Jacket Required, But Seriously)
Release Date: November 2004
UK Position: -
USA Position: -
Songs: Disc 1 - 12, Disc 2 - 11, Disc 3 - 12

Compact Disc 1

1. In The Air Tonight
2. This Must Be Love
3. Behind The Lines
4. The Roof Is Leaking
5. Droned
6. Hand In Hand
7. I Missed Again
8. You Know What I Mean
9. Thunder And Lightning
10. I'm Not Moving
11. If Leaving Me Is Easy
12. Tomorrow Never Knows

Compact Disc 2

1. Sussudio
2. Only You Know And I Know
3. Long Long Way To Go
4. I Don't Wanna Know
5. One More Night
6. Don't Lose My Number
7. Who Said I Would
8. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore
9. Inside Out
10. Take Me Home
11. We Said Hello, Goodbye

Compact Disc 3

1. Hang In Long Enough
2. That's Just The Way It Is
3. Do You Remember
4. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
5. Colours
6. I Wish It Would Rain Down
7. Another Day In Paradise
8. Heat On The Street
9. All Of My Life
10. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
11. Father To Son
12. Find A Way To My Heart

Album: Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New
Release Date: November 2004
UK Position: -
USA Position: -
Songs: Disc 1 - 12, Disc 2 - 13

Compact Disc 1

1. Tearing and Breaking
2. Do You Remember?
3. One More Night
4. Against All Odds
5. Can't Turn Back The Years
6. Groovy Kind Of Love
7. Everyday
8. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
9. Please Come Out Tonight
10. This Must Be Love
11. It's In Your Eyes
12. Can't Stop Loving You

Compact Disc 2

1. Testify
2. True Colours (rehearsal)
3. You'll Be In My Heart
4. If Leaving Me Is Easy
5. I've Been Trying (Previously Unreleased)
6. I've Forgotten Everything
7. Somewhere (Previously Unreleased)
8. Least You Can Do
9. Two Hearts
10. Separate Lives (Live)
11. My Girl (live)
12. Always (live) (Previously Unreleased)
13. The Way You Look Tonight (live)

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Billboard Music Awards (1990)As: Himself (Host 1992-1993)
Live Aid (1985)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

The One Show (2006) 
  October 3, 2014 09x39: (Oct/03/2014) As Himself 
  September 13, 2010 05x46: (Sep/13/2010) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  September 21, 2010 23x12: (Sep/21/2010) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  September 14, 2010 01x07: (Sep/14/2010) As Himself 

Al Murray's Happy Hour (2007) 
  Phil Collins, Fiona Phillips, Philip Glenister, New Kids on the Block 03x01: (Sep/12/2008) As Himself 

RTL Boulevard (2001) 
  Season 9, Episode 1 09x01: (Aug/25/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Ich Tarzan, Du Jane! (2008) 
  Finale 01x10: (May/02/2008) As Himself - Judge 

The View (1997) 
  Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Phil Collins, Josh Strickland 09x120: (Jun/23/2006) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 65 06x65: (Nov/29/2002) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 48x01: (Mar/26/2000) As Winner: Best Original Song (for 'Tarzan') 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Jeri Ryan, Phil Collins 01x143: (Nov/21/2002) As Himself 

V Graham Norton (2002) 
  Series 2, Show 6 02x06: (Oct/28/2002) As Himself 

Super Bowl (1967) 
  Super Bowl XXXIV 34x01: (Jan/30/2000) As Himself (Halftime Show), [Musical Guests]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 46x01: (Jan/28/1989) As Winner: Best Original Song (for "Two Hearts" from 'Buster') 
  The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 57x01: (Jan/23/2000) As Winner: Best Original Song (for "You'll Be in My Heart" from 'Tarzan') 

Behind The Music (1997) 
  Genesis 03x15: (Dec/19/1999) As Himself 

Live and Kicking (1993) 
  Series 7, Show 3 07x03: (Oct/09/1999) As Himself 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Phil Collins 01x05: (Feb/06/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

New York Undercover (1994) 
  Going Platinum 03x10: (Dec/05/1996) As Himself, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  961107 05x04: (Nov/07/1996) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Ted Danson, Claire Danes, Phil Collins 04x34: (Oct/24/1996) As Himself, [Musical Guests]
  Show #0189 01x189: (Jul/01/1994) As Himself 
  Martin Lawrence, Phil Collins 01x45: (Oct/29/1993) As Himself 

MTV Unplugged (1989) 
  Phil Collins 05x07: (Oct/21/1994) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (UK) (1955) 
  Frank Bruno 33x18: (Feb/03/1993) As Himself 
  Phil Collins 29x02: (Oct/26/1988) As Himself 

The Two Ronnies (1971) 
  Series 13, Show 2 13x03: (Jan/11/1986) As Himself 
  Christmas with the Ronnies 13x01: (Dec/25/1985) As Himself 

Miami Vice (1984) 
  Phil the Shill 02x11: (Dec/13/1985) As Phil 

Breakfast Time (UK) (1983) 
  Episode 57 01x57: (Apr/05/1983) As Himself 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 2, Show 1 02x01: (Jan/15/1983) As Himself 

Room 101 (1994) 
  Phil Collins 10x06: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
Featured Songs

New Girl Songs:
Wedding + A Groovy Kind of Love 
American Idol Songs:
Top 11 Perform + Against All Odds 
Flikken Maastricht Songs:
Een valse noot + Easy Lover 
Cold Case Songs:
Baby Blues + In The Air Tonight 
Mind Hunters + Long Way To Go 
The Americans (2013) Songs:
Pilot + In the Air Tonight 
Everybody Hates Chris Songs:
Everybody Hates Caruso + Land of Confusion 
New York Undercover Songs:
Going Platinum + Oughta Know by Now 
Malcolm in the Middle Songs:
Watching The Baby + Sussudio 
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Trivia

Phil Collins is 5 feet 5 inches.

Phil Collins is a member of the English rock group Genesis.

Phil Collins is a Christian.

Phil Collins has been married three times and divorced three times.

Phil Collins has sold over 100,000,000 albums and singles planet wide.

Phil has released 18 albums and 40 singles in his solo career.

Phil Collins sung and wrote the anti-homelessness song, "Another Day In Paradise".

Phil Collins did the music for the films "Buster", "Brother Bear" and "Brother Bear 2".

Phil Collins has worked with Eric Clapton, The Four Tops, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Brand X.

Phil is famous for having a "mullet" hairstyle during the 1980s when with Genesis.

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Phil Collins Quotes
I wish it wasn't like this. I sit and watch stuff on the television, I think, 'Why, why, why.'

I'm happy to sit behind the drums and let Peter be the singer. If a reunion) happens, I'll be there. If it doesn't happen it would just be because there are too many things in the way.

I can't remember those words even when we were on tour. (referring to Home By The Sea)

Basically when offering advice to those wanting to make it in the music industry I give fairly simple advice. Sellout and write catchy tunes, it's all for the money and chicks.

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