Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
Collins had more US Top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s.
Collins’s discography includes eight studio albums that have sold 33.5 million certified units in the US and an estimated 150 million worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He is one of only three recording artists, along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, who have sold over 100 million records worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band.
*this song was made as a political statement against the homelessness.
Collins never learned to read and write conventional musical notation, and instead used a system he devised himself.
The Beatles were a major early influence on Collins, including their drummer Ringo Starr.
He also followed the lesser-known London band the Action, whose drummer he would copy and whose work introduced him to the soul music. Collins was also influenced by the jazz and big band drummer Buddy Rich, whose opinion on the importance of the hi-hat prompted him to stop using two bass drums and start using the hi-hat.
Collins formed a band called the Real Thing, and later joined the Freehold, with whom he wrote his first song –
After his experience in acting career, and a series of music gigs Collins played percussion on “Art of Dying” by George Harrison for his album All Things Must Pass (1970).
In 1970, Collins joined the band, starting with playing on the drums and some backing vocals, preceding to writing and leading.
later Collins became the lead singer and achived great success in their album “A Trick Of The Tail”.
In 1977, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford decided to continue Genesis as a trio. As the decade closed, Genesis began to shift from their progressive rock roots to a more radio-friendly pop rock sound.
His first solo album Face Value was released in February 1981, was deeply influenced by the breaking of his marriage (can also be heard in his second album in the next pages).
needless to say, was a great success!
his second solo album “Hello, I Must Be Going!”,
including this great cover of the Supremes –
and also some rage venting..
In February 1984, Collins released “Against All Odds”, the main theme for the film, which granted him a Grammy Award
“No Jacket Required”
the most successful and Diamond-certified album, was released in 1985.
The album won three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year.
I feel so good if I just say the word
Su su su..
and much much more !
and for the Disney lovers –
and for the JAZZ lovers –