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Phil Collins

  • He has been married 3 times, and has 5 children. His third wife, who he divorced in 2006, is 22 years younger than he is.
  • As a child actor, he played the role of The Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver.
  • He played congas at the sessions for George Harrison's first solo album. His part didn't make the cut, but he became known for working with Harrison and soon became the drummer for Genesis.
  • He joined Genesis in 1970 when he answered an ad they placed in Melody Maker magazine.
  • As a result of a viral infection he got in 2001, he is deaf in his left ear.
  • In 1964, he was paid to scream in the Beatles' movie A Hard Day's Night.
  • He plays the bagpipes.
  • When lead singer Peter Gabriel left Genesis, they auditioned a bunch of singers before giving the job to Collins, who was their drummer.
  • He appeared as a drug-dealing con artist on a episode of Miami Vice (Phil The Shill; December 13, 1985).
  • Collins doesn't read music.
  • He knew he wanted to be a drummer ever since he received a toy drum for Christmas at the age of five.
  • He appeared in the movie Hook as the Scotland Yard detective searching Granny Wendy's house after Hook kidnapped Peter's (Robin Williams) children.

80's Hits

Against All Odds (Take a Look at me now)
Don't lose my number
In The Air Tonight
One More Night
Sussudio
Take me Home
You Can't Hurry Love

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Another Day In Paradise

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