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Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Phil Collins

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins was born on January 30th 1951. That means that Phil is 66 years old today. Phil has wore many hats during his carreer including singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Perhaps he is best known for being the drummer and lead singer in the rock band Genesis. He also had time being a solo artist as well. He has the top spot in most singles (40) in the 1980s. Some of his top songs include "In the Air Tonight" "Against All Odds" "One More Night" and "Another Day In Paradise". 

Phil Collins was born and raised in West London. He started playing drums at age 5 and also took and completed drama school training. He would have many roles as a child actor. Collins would join the band Genesis in 1970 as the drummer by 1975 he was also the lead singer. In the 1980s Collins would begin a solo career but also play with Genesis as well. He would leave Genesis in 1996 and return in 2007. In 2011 he would retire to focus on his family. In 2015 Phil Collins returned to music. This year in July he will be part of an European tour. 

His career has seen him sell 33.5 million units in the U.S. and 150 million world wide. There are only 2 other performers who have ever sold as many they are Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. Phil has also won 7 grammies, 6 Brit Awards, 2 golden globes, an academy award and a disney legend award. He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He belongs to the Songwriters hall of fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis. 

To one of my favorite performers I say Happy Birthday To Phil Collins I wish him a bright future as well

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