Bhil Collins Biography

Phil Collins an (Philip David Charles Collins) English songwriter, drummer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He started acting classes acting at the Barbara Speake Stage School, also known as eponymous stage school. After training, he secured various roles as a child actor.

Phil Collins Age

Collins was born on 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom.

Phil Collins Wife

Collins first married Andrea Bertorelli back in 1975, in England when both were 24, but later divorced in 1980. The duo met in a drama class in London when they were 11, Andrea’s family moved to Canada when she was 18. The duo reconnected in Vancouver when Genesis was performed. They together have a son Simon Collins, born in 1976, who became the vocalist and drummer of the progressive rock band Sound of Contact. He adopted Bertorelli’s daughter Joely.

He later met his second wife, American Jill Tavelman, in 1980. The pair got married in 1984, and had one daughter, Lily Collins, born in 1989. They later divorced in to 1996. He is married to his third wife, Orianne Cevey, a Swiss national. The duo got married in in 1999. They have two sons, Nicholas and Matthew. The two once divorced in 2008 but reunited in january 2016.

Phil Collins Career

He begun playing drums at the age of five, at the age of 14. In 1970, he begun a music career, and joined Genesis as their drummer, in 1975, he become their lead singer. In the 1980s, he began a solo career, inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, he released a series of albums that become successful.

He become among the most successful adult pop modern singers of the ’80s and after. He was also known for a peculiar gated reverb drum sound on most of his recordings. In 1996, he left Genesis to focus on his work, and later returned for their Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. He released an autobiography and began his Not Dead Yet Tour which runs from June 2017 until February 2019.

His discography comprises of eight studio albums, they have sold 33.5 million verified units in the US and an estimation of 150 million worldwide, this has made him as one of the world’s best-selling artists. He is one of only two recording artists. He has won a Disney Legend Award, six Brit Awards—winning as the Best British Male thrice two Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award and eight Grammy Awards.

He received six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Composers, Authors and Songwriters, with the International Achievement Award. In 1999, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2003, he was admitted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2012,the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

Phil Collins Drums

He is a left-handed drummer, he uses Noble & Cooley solid snare drums,Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo heads and he uses his signature Promark sticks. The Past kits he used were made by Pearl and Premier.

Other instruments associated with his sound are; Roland TR-909, the Roland TR-808, the Linn LM-1, the Simmons SDS-V electronic drum set, and LinnDrum drum machines. He also used a Roland CR-78, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano, and a vocoder for his voice. Other Korg instruments are the Wavestation, the Karma and the Trinity.

Phil Collins Health

In 2000, he lost hearing in his left ear due to a viral infection, it was resolved after the infection was cured. In September 2009, it was announced that he could no longer play the drums, due to an operation to repair a dislocated vertebrae in his neck. He personally said on the Genesis band website that, there was no drama regarding his disability and playing drums. During the last Genesis tour, he dislocated some vertebrae in his upper neck and that affected his hands.

After a successful operation on his neck, his hands still couldn’t function normally, it was impossible for him to play drums or piano. In 2010, he stated in an interview that he had thought of commiting suicide, but resisted for the sake of his children. In 2016, he acknowledged that he had struggled with an alcohol problem following his retirement and third divorce, he also stated in the book that he had been sober for three years.

On 8 June 2017, he postpone two planned tours, as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk. He slipped in his hotel room, on his way to the toilet in the night, hitting his head in the fall on a chair. He had stitches for a severe gash on his head close to his eye.

Phil Collins Songs

  • In the Air Tonight
  • Another Day in Paradise
  • Against All Odds
  • One More Night
  • Easy Lover
  • You’ll Be in My Heart
  • Sussudio
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down
  • I Don’t Care Anymore
  • Take Me Home
  • Two Hearts

 

  • You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Do You Remember
  • A Groovy Kind of Love
  • Everyday
  • Separate Lives
  • Can’t Stop Loving You
  • True Colors
  • Don’t Lose My Number
  • I Can’t
  • Dance
  • Something Happened on the Way to Heaven

 

  • Strangers Like Me
  • If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • Two Worlds
  • That’s All
  • Both Sides of The Story
  • I Missed Again
  • Mama
  • Hold On My Heart
  • Land of Confusion
  • Follow You Follow Me
  • Can’t Turn Back The Years

Phil Collins Disney Songs

  • Strangers Like Me
  • No Way Out
  • Phil Collins The Singles Songs
  • Easy Lover
  • Two Hearts
  • Sussudio
  • I Missed Again
  • Wear My Hat
  • Don’t Lose My Number
  • You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  • We Wait And We Wonder
  • Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Dance Into the Light
  • It’s in Your Eyes
  • Hang In Long Enough
  • Thru These Walls
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down
  • Both Sides of The Story
  • (Love Is Like a) Heatwave
  • Going Back
  • In the Air Tonight
  • Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
  • If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • One More Night
  • Separate Lives
  • A Groovy Kind Of Love
  • That’s Just the Way It Is
  • Do You Remember
  • Everyday
  • True Colors
  • You’ll Be in My Heart
  • The Least You Can Do
  • Look Through My Eyes
  • Another Day in Paradise
  • Take Me Home
  • Phil Collins Albums
  • Face Value
  • No Jacket Required
  • …But Seriously
  • Both Sides
  • Hello, I Must Be Going!
  • Going Back
  • Testify
  • Serious Hits… Live!
  • Live at Montreux 2004
  • Dance into the Light
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  • Selling England by the Pound
  • You Ought to Know…
  • Live and Loose in Paris
  • A Trick of the Tail
  • Genesis Live
  • Frère des Ours (Bande Originale Française du Film)
  • Tarzan (Bande Originale Française du Film)
  • Hits
  • The Singles
  • Love Songs: A Compilation… Old and New
  • Best Ballads
  • The Platinum Collection
  • 12″ers
  • A Little Bit of Something for the Weekend
  • At Fukuoka Dome: Live
  • Bee Gees Greatest Hits
  • Plays Well With Others
  • Best Of Phil Collins

 

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