Happy Birthday Phil Collins!
Grammy Award-winning musician who gained fame as the lead singer and drummer of the progressive rock band Genesis and who has sold over 100 million albums.
At age five, he began playing the drums while watching television and listening to the radio.
He released more top forty hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the 1980s than any of his contemporaries, and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance for his single “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now).”
He married Andrea Collins on September 27, 1975 and, after their divorce, he married Jill Tavelman on August 4, 1984. He married Orianne Cevey on July 24, 1999. He has three sons named Matthew, Nicholas and Simon and two daughters named Lily and Joely.
He appeared as an extra in the music video for “A Hard Day’s Night,” which featured Paul McCartney and the other members of the Beatles.