Phil Collins is called Philip David Charles Phil Collins and he was born in 1951. He is English Singer, a musician and a songwriter. He also works as a musician and a songwriter. He is known to a drummer and a lead singer in the Genesis which is a rock band. They scored 3 number ones in UK and seven in US. Taking into account the songs that he played alone or which he did with others, he had been able to reach to top 40 singles in 1980s. The most well known hit are Another Day In Paradise, Against All Odds, In The Air Tonight and Sussudio.

Phil Collins was born and also raised in the West London and he was playing drum from the time he was five years old and he completed drama school which made him to have different roles as a child. He continued in his music career and he joined Genesis in the year 1970 where he was a drummer and afterwards he became the lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left the group, he started a solo career. His songs will inspired by the marital breakdown and the love he had for soul music.

Phil Collins’s father Greville Philip Austin Collins who was insurance agent and his mother is Winifred June who was a theatrical agent. When he was five, he was given a toy drum kit and as he grew older, he was given real kit. He practiced through listening the music on radio and television but he never learnt to write musical notation. He studied drum rudiments when he was a teenager and he learnt the basic rudiment under Llyod Ryan and afterwards, he learnt under Frank King. As actor, he started to play in Artful Dodger and stage production called Oliver.

Phil Collins got married three times and the three marriages ended up in the divorce. He married first Andrea Bertorelli whom they met when he was a student in the London drama class and they had a son called Simon Collins and became a drummer and a vocalist for Sound of Contact band. She married a US citizen wife called Jill Tavelman in the year 1980 and they had a daughter. His third wife is of Swiss National and they have two sons together.

Phil Collins has a net worth of 250 million dollars and he made it through the royalty of his songs. According to the celebrity death hoax, it was said that Phil Collins was dead but it was found not to be the truth. The tickets for his tour including tour 2016 can be accessed on Most of his songs can be accessed on the youtube.

Phil Collins became a Lieutenant of The Royal Victorian Order or LVO in the year 1994 according to the work he had on the behalf of the Prince’s Trust. He is also the supporter for PETA.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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