This month, we look at the career of one more British singer cum songwriter who made it really big in the 1980’s.
Born in London, Phil Collins took to playing drums at the age of 5. In 1970, he joined the band GENESIS where yet another stalwart Peter Gabriel was the lead singer. After Gabriel’s departure from Genesis, Phil Collins took over as the lead singer in 1975. He also began his solo career and produced outstanding albums like Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985) and But Seriously (1989).
Collins met with a lot of success in the United States, where he had more Top 40 singles in the 80’s than any other artiste. Phil Collins won 8 Grammy awards and at an estimated 150 million album sales worldwide, ranks amongst the world’s best selling artists.
Now 67, Phil Collins still goes on tour and is still drawing huge crowds at his shows where his most popular singles “Sussudio” and “Another Day in Paradise” are repeatedly requested by the audience.