Phil Collins celebrates 65. Birthday

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Phil Collins celebrates 65. Birthday

Somehow he can’t stop: Phil Collins had his career with Genesis and Solo stops. Then he stood on the stage, and now comes a retrospective and a Tour of his 65. Birthday.

  • The Start Of

    The Progressive Rock Band Genesis was looking in 1970 – once again – with a new drummer. Phil Collins played with 14 other candidates, and was taken. The first Album with him on Drums then came in 1971: “Nursery Cryme”.

  • The Change

    After the Tour of the Album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974) rising singer Peter Gabriel in the Band. Phil Collins leaves his Schlagzeughocker and shall forward to the microphone and into the spotlight.

  • The Frontman

    After the departure of Peter Gabriel is the Band Genesis, practically, only as a Trio: Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford and Phil Collins. As a new frontman will Collins more and more to the bearing figure in the group in the Studio and especially on stage.

  • The Solo Career

    Consequently starts Phil Collins his Solo career in 1981 with his first Album “Face Value”. It processed it musically, his divorce from his first wife, Andrea Bertorelli. The world he can have his Solo albums, more than 100 million Times to sell; if the works with Genesis to add, he comes out worldwide on over 250 million records sold.

  • The Workaholic

    Busy are apparently others. In addition to Genesis drums Phil Collins from 1976 to 1980 at the Jazz-Fusion Band Brand X plays in other productions with and produced albums; for example, the debut Album by Philip Bailey and two albums for his longtime friend Eric Clapton: “Behind The Sun” and “August”.

  • The Ubiquitous

    In the mid-1990s appears to be Phil Collins as an artist through Radio and record sales until as “over-exposed”. Many critics can his Sound is nothing more going for it, what his success is, however, not detract prepares. In 1999, he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Of Our

    The big roll succeeds Phil Collins with the soundtrack to disney’s “Tarzan”. There is for him the Grammy award for the best Soundtrack and the Oscar for the best Song of 2000. This is because even a success, the artist here with his family at the Academy awards.

  • The Restless

    In 1996, explains Phil Collins made his exit at Genesis, then 40 years after the founding of the Band in 2007 with them again to go on Tour. In between, he finished his ironically titled last Solo tour “First Final Farewell Tour”. In 2011, he declared the end of his musical career. At present there is a great Phil Collins retrospective published. A Tour is supposed to connect.

    Author: Juergen Brendel

  • The Start Of

    The Progressive Rock Band Genesis was looking in 1970 – once again – with a new drummer. Phil Collins played with 14 other candidates, and was taken. The first Album with him on Drums then came in 1971: “Nursery Cryme”.

  • The Change

    After the Tour of the Album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (1974) rising singer Peter Gabriel in the Band. Phil Collins leaves his Schlagzeughocker and shall forward to the microphone and into the spotlight.

  • The Frontman

    After the departure of Peter Gabriel is the Band Genesis, practically, only as a Trio: Tony Banks, Michael Rutherford and Phil Collins. As a new frontman will Collins more and more to the bearing figure in the group in the Studio and especially on stage.

  • The Solo Career

    Consequently starts Phil Collins his Solo career in 1981 with his first Album “Face Value”. It processed it musically, his divorce from his first wife, Andrea Bertorelli. The world he can have his Solo albums, more than 100 million Times to sell; if the works with Genesis to add, he comes out worldwide on over 250 million records sold.

  • The Workaholic

    Busy are apparently others. In addition to Genesis drums Phil Collins from 1976 to 1980 at the Jazz-Fusion Band Brand X plays in other productions with and produced albums; for example, the debut Album by Philip Bailey and two albums for his longtime friend Eric Clapton: “Behind The Sun” and “August”.

  • The Ubiquitous

    In the mid-1990s appears to be Phil Collins as an artist through Radio and record sales until as “over-exposed”. Many critics can his Sound is nothing more going for it, what his success is, however, not detract prepares. In 1999, he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Of Our

    The big roll succeeds Phil Collins with the soundtrack to disney’s “Tarzan”. There is for him the Grammy award for the best Soundtrack and the Oscar for the best Song of 2000. This is because even a success, the artist here with his family at the Academy awards.

  • The Restless

    In 1996, explains Phil Collins made his exit at Genesis, then 40 years after the founding of the Band in 2007 with them again to go on Tour. In between, he finished his ironically titled last Solo tour “First Final Farewell Tour”. In 2011, he declared the end of his musical career. At present there is a great Phil Collins retrospective published. A Tour is supposed to connect.

    Author: Juergen Brendel

There was a life before Genesis for Phil Collins. Already very early he was acting as child actors, and even as a Model for Strickmoden. Musically, he was also already active, in a little-known Formation called “Flaming Youth.” He attended a drama school and had a background performer in the Beatles Film “A Hard Day’s Night”. The crucial starting point for an unprecedented career came in 1970, with an Advertisement in the Melody Maker. The Progressive rock band Genesis was looking for a drummer.

Start with Genesis

Philip David Charles Collins, born on 30. January 1951, found the Band, and was promptly engaged. For the US market, somewhat bulky prog rock in the early 1970s, it made the Band difficult, but with Collins ‘ powerful style and tighter compositions made up of Genesis, and after a name in America.

Genesis on stage

The tensions in the Band during the production of the Album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” led to singer Peter Gabriel after the accompanying Tour in 1975 at Genesis egress. 400 candidates are then subsequently started singing, but in the end it was decided that Phil Collins as the singer for the front man to elect. Critics saw the end of the Band, but the opposite happened. The first Album with Phil Collins as a singer, “A Trick often the Tail”, was in the U.S., for Top-40 success. Live picked up the shrunken Band Trio are the American drummer Chester Thompson at the Drums, and it developed exciting Trommelduette between him and Collins, which are always also Part of a second drummer took over.

Last but not least, under the influence of Phil Collins changed the music style of Genesis in the second half of the 1970s. The Songs were shorter, the structure is more transparent and a total commercial, but without at the same time, flat to work.

Collins in the 80s

The Solo Career

As if you with the success together with Genesis not already busy enough to have been able to be running Collins also heard a Jazz-Fusion band with the name “Brand X”. 1981 followed by the first Solo Album by Phil Collins, “Face Value”. His first big Hit, he could be “In The Air Tonight” from his second Solo Album Hello, I Must Be Going” land. The title of climbed in 1982 up to the top of the German Charts. His first Grammy as a Solo artist, he was awarded for the best male pop vocal performance in “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, the second directly a year later for the Album of the year “No Jacket Required”.

The 1980s were Phil Collins years. Everything seemed to succeed and the success continued also in the 1990s, continued. Critics were quite frankly tired of his style to follow – quite in contrast to his Fans. Also the separation of the Genesis in 1996 brought him not from the path to Success in 1999 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was awarded. He also found back to acting, took a small role in Miami Vice, played in the cinema films “Buster” and “Hook.” Him as a Workaholic to describe, was, for these years, no Exaggeration.

Restless: Phil Collins

His great hour struck in Hollywood with the awarding of the Oscars for the best Song
“You’ll Be in My Heart”
from the Disney movie “Tarzan” in the year 2000. For the Soundtrack, there was a Grammy on top of it. Perhaps he was his own success tired, maybe played health problems – such as rumors wanted to know a role: Three years later, he announced his last Live Tour. Phil Collins would be but not Phil Collins have been if there wasn’t even a twinkle in the eye with it would have been. Ironically titled it the tour “First Final Farewell Tour” with a dig at colleagues who again and again last tours start.

Artistic goodbye in stages

No sooner had the Fans understood that it Genesis in the usual way, not anymore, because let Collins revealed that he was of a Reunion was not averse. In 2007 it was done: With the Reunion world tour, celebrated the three remaining members of the Band, Michael Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins 40 years of Genesis. Also the announcement of the end of his artistic career in 2011 steps further on. Three years ago, he announced, again on new Material to work to 65. Birthday, there is now a CD-retrospective – and the speculation about a planned Tour in the course of the year, beat high waves: if you don’t want to miss, now can already get a ticket on the web.