Phil Collins

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Phil Collins

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins (born 30 January 1951)[1] is a British drummer, songwriter, actor and singer. He was born in Chiswick, Hounslow,[2] Middlesex. He was the drummer and singer of the band Genesis. He is very well known for his career away from the band, as a solo artist. His most well known album is No Jacket Required, which has sold over ten million copies in the United States. One of his most well known songs is "In the Air Tonight", which had a long running false rumour that it was about a drowning that Collins had witnessed. Collins starred in the movie Buster (1988). His daughter Lily Collins is a famous actress.

Collins won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "You'll Be in My Heart" for the 1999 movie Tarzan.

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Collins suffered an injury in 2009. The surgery to correct the injury to his neck went wrong. Due to this, he has not been able to play drums. He has to use a cane while walking. He has to be seated in a chair when performing on stage.[4]

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  1. GRO Register of Births MAR 1951 5e 137 EALING – Philip D. C. Collins, mmn = Strange
  2. "Not one more night: Singer Phil Collins announces his retirement". 8 March 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Collins, Phil 1951–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. 2005. 26 Dec. 2014 <>.
  4. Stanfield, Leah (December 11, 2021). "Phil Collins, 70, continues to battle ill health during Genesis farewell tour". Express.

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