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Collins, Phil (I) Biography




biography of Collins, Phil (I)

Philip David Charles Collins
Little Elvis
30 January 1951, Chiswick, London, England, UK
5' 6"
Phil Collins spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" alongside the future movie screen "Artful Dodger," 'Jack Wild (I)' (qv). His interest in music and drumming began at school, where he drummed with a stage school band "The Real Thing," subsequently joining "Freehold" and "Flaming Youth." "Flaming Youth" recorded an album to some critical acclaim, although the group disbanded shortly afterward. Collins later successfully auditioned for 'Genesis (III)' (qv), taking over vocals from 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) when he left the band in 1975. After separating from his first wife, Collins recorded his first solo album, "Face Value." The album was well received and Collins started to become a household name after the song "In the Air Tonight" was featured on the US TV show _"Miami Vice" (1984)_ (qv). This instigated a guest appearance on the show playing a game show host. His third LP, "No Jacket Required," produced multiple chart hits and awards. Collins is an active musician and entertainer, contributing and guesting regularly on many albums, ranging from 'Gary Brooker' (qv) and "Camel" ('Peter Barden' (qv)'s old band) to 'Eric Clapton' (qv). Current projects include his solo career as a vocalist, recording with Genesis, the Jazz Fusion group Brand X and his Swing Band. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of 'Genesis (III)' (qv) in 2010.
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-   'Orianne Cevey' (24 July 1999 - 17 August 2008) (divorced); 2 children

-   'Jill Tavelman' (qv) (4 August 1984 - 5 December 1996) (divorced); 1 child

-   'Andrea Collins (IV)' (qv) (27 September 1975 - 2 February 1980) (divorced); 2 children


-   The gated-reverb sound on his drums


-   Singer/drummer, ex-member of the rock band 'Genesis (III)' (qv).

-   He was awarded Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order of the British Empire in the 1994 Queen's Honours List for his services to music and charity.

-   Trustee, Prince's Trust, since 1983.

-   Left 'Genesis (III)' (qv) in 1996.

-   Beat _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv) creators 'Trey Parker (I)' (qv) and 'Matt Stone (I)' (qv) for Best Original Song Oscar in 1999. In return, 'Trey Parker (I)' (qv) and 'Matt Stone (I)' (qv) have ridiculed Phil Collins in several South Park episodes.

-   Beat out many singers as a replacement for vocalist 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) after 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) left 'Genesis (III)' (qv) for a solo career. Most fans didn't really notice, not only due to the similarity in both singers voices, but because Collins had been singing back up to Gabriel for years in the band.

-   Along with 'Tony Thompson (I)' (qv) of 'Power Station' (qv), he sat in for the late 'John Bonham' (qv) during 'Led Zeppelin' (qv)'s performance at Live Aid.

-   Played at both Wembley Stadium in London and 'John F. Kennedy' (qv) Stadium in Philadelphia segments of Live Aid. He was able to accomplish the feat by hopping on the Concord and flying to Philadelphia as soon as he finished his set in London.

-   Played drums on 'Robert Plant' (qv)'s first two solo albums as well as accompanying Plant on his first solo tour.

-   (21 November 2003) Performed at the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event.

-   Has a son, 'Simon Collins (II)' (qv) (born 1976) and a daughter, 'Joely Collins' (qv) (born 1973) with his first wife, 'Andrea Collins (IV)' (qv); a daughter, 'Lily Collins' (qv) (born 1989) with his second wife, 'Jill Tavelman' (qv) and two sons, Nicholas Grev Austin (born 21 April 2001) and Mathew Thomas Clemence (born 1 December 2004) with his third wife, Orianne.

-   He plays the piano.

-   In 2000, 'Mariah Carey' (qv) and 'Westlife' (qv) had a British number one hit with a cover of his song "Against All Odds" (originally a hit for Collins in 1984). The song became a number one single again, this time for 'Steve Brookstein' (qv), in 2005. It was also recorded by 'Michael Ball (I)' (qv), appearing on his albums "The Movies" and "Stage and Screen", and 'Barry Manilow' (qv) on his album "The Greatest Songs of the Eighties".

-   In 1999, he reunited with his former 'Genesis (III)' (qv) band mates 'Peter Gabriel' (qv), 'Tony Banks (I)' (qv), 'Mike Rutherford (II)' (qv) and 'Steve Hackett (I)' (qv) for a re-recording of the Genesis song "The Carpet Crawlers" (originally from their 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"), which appears on the Genesis compilation "Turn it on Again".

-   He never topped the UK singles chart with 'Genesis (III)' (qv) but had solo number ones with "You Can't Hurry Love" (1983), "Easy Lover" (1985) (with 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv)) and "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988). He has had UK number one solo albums with "Face Value" (1981), "No Jacket Required" (1985), "But Seriously" (1989), "Both Sides" (1993), "Hits" (1998) and "Going Back" (2010). He has also had UK number one Genesis albums with "Duke" (1980), "Abacab" (1981), "Genesis" (1983), "Invisible Touch" (1986), "We Can't Dance" (1991) and "Live - The Way We Walk - Vol 2: The Longs" (1993).

-   Is of Irish and British descent.

-   'Chester Thompson' (qv) played drums on 'Genesis (III)' (qv) and Phil Collins solo tours - thus enabling Phil to go out front where the punters could see him.

-   Played drums and sang back up on 'Eric Clapton' (qv)'s single "Bad Love" from his album "Journeyman" (1989).

-   He was one of the guests at 'Prince Charles' (qv)'s and 'Camilla Parker-Bowles' (qv)' wedding.

-   Started to play drums at the age of five.

-   Son of talent agent 'June Collins (I)' (qv).

-   His favourite guitarist is 'Eric Clapton' (qv).

-   Announced his departure from 'Genesis (III)' (qv) in 1993, so he could focus more on his solo career and production. Reunited with his former band mates in 1999 to record "The Carpet Crawlers" for a greatest hits compilation. This reunion also included 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) and 'Steve Hackett (I)' (qv), and was the first time since 1980 the original five performed together ('Peter Gabriel' (qv) reunited with the band in the early 80s for a charity concert, 'Steve Hackett (I)' (qv) was also there but performed only in the encore).

-   Was only 19 when he was named drummer/backup vocalist for 'Genesis (III)' (qv) in 1970. Later took over main vocal duties when 'Peter Gabriel' (qv) left the band in 1975 and no one successfully auditioned to be his replacement.

-   Sang back up vocals to 'Howard Jones (I)' (qv) on his popular 1986 single "No One Is To Blame".

-   His music video 'I Wish It Would Rain Down' saw him fictionally winning an Academy Award. He then actually won one for the soundtrack to _Tarzan (1999)_ (qv).

-   Winner of the 1989 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist following the success of his singles "A Groovy Kind of Love" and "Two Hearts", both featured in the movie _Buster (1988)_ (qv).

-   Winner of the 1990 Brit Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Single for "Another Day in Paradise" following the success of his multi-million selling album "But Seriously".

-   Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1986 following the success of his multi-million selling album "No Jacket Required".

-   He had US number one singles with "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (1984), "One More Night" (1985), "Sussudio" (1985), "Separate Lives" (1985), "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988), "Two Hearts" (1989) and "Another Day in Paradise" (1989). 'Genesis (III)' (qv) had a US number one single with "Invisible Touch" (1986).

-   His favorite 'Genesis (III)' (qv) album is "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".

-   Appointed Honourary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with 'Brooke Shields' (qv), 'Jackie Chan (I)' (qv), 'A.V.T. Shankardass' (qv), 'Jerry Lewis (I)' (qv), 'Prince Albert of Monaco' (qv), 'Jack Nicklaus' (qv), 'Greg Norman (I)' (qv), 'Jimmy Buffett' (qv), 'Dale Earnhardt Jr.' (qv), 'Darrell Waltrip' (qv), 'Heather Mills (II)' (qv), 'Yoko Ono (I)' (qv), 'Patch Adams' (qv), 'Sergei Khrushchev' (qv) and 'Winnie Mandela' (qv).

-   "Easy Lover" is a song written by Phil Collins, 'Nathan East' (qv) and 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv). The song featured Phil Collins and 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv) on vocals. The song also appeared on 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv)'s album "Chinese Wall". The video for the song was filmed in London, starting off with 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv) riding to the studio in a helicopter, before Collins and 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv) sung the song in various places, including a studio and a local restaurant. Collins has also used the song in his Live shows and appears in his 1990 live album "Serious Hits... Live!", as well as his 1998 compilation album, Hits.

-   January 1989: Voted #4 Radio Artist for 1989 in France. First was 'Kylie Minogue' (qv); second 'David Hallyday' (qv) and third 'Madonna' (qv).

-   A fan of 'Earth Wind & Fire' (qv) and used members of the group to perform the brass sections on many of his own songs (they also appear on the 'Genesis (III)' (qv) songs "No Reply at All" and "Paperlate").

-   By 2006, he had sold 130 million albums as a member of Genesis and over 100 million solo albums around the world. In the UK alone, Genesis had achieved 500 weeks on the albums chart and 187 weeks on the singles chart. He had also achieved 846 weeks on the albums chart and 235 weeks on the singles chart as a solo artist.

-   Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.

-   Credited with writing the music and lyrics of just three 'Genesis (III)' (qv) songs on his own. These are "Misunderstanding" and "Please Don't Ask" from the album "Duke" and "Man on the Corner" from the album "Abacab".

-   His song "In The Air Tonight" was originally proposed to appear on the 'Genesis (III)' (qv) album "Duke", but 'Tony Banks (I)' (qv) and 'Mike Rutherford (II)' (qv) decided against recording it. It became Collins' first solo hit instead and remains one of his most famous songs.

-   A popular tradition in 'Genesis (III)' (qv) live shows since the late 1970s is the "Drum Duet" between Collins and 'Chester Thompson' (qv), in which the two men compete in a drumming duel for several minutes.

-   Presented 'John Martyn (I)' (qv) with the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).

-   Winner of the 2008 'Ivor Novello' (qv) Award for International Achievement.

-   He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

-   Collins has an interest in the history of the Alamo located in San Antonio, TX. He visits there often and collects artifacts from the site. He provides narration to a "Battle of the Alamo" exhibit located just outside the grounds of the Alamo.

-   "Against All Odds" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1985, and it was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Collins was the only nominee in the category not invited to sing his song on stage, and sat in the audience as 'Ann Reinking' (qv) performed it. His perceived negative reaction shown on the telecast is considered to be one of the most awkward moments in the history of the ceremony, and has been a favorite reference for 'Dennis Miller (I)' (qv) to relate someone reacting in a horrified fashion.

-   Announced in 2009 that he was no longer able to drum due to a spinal injury.

-   In 1988, at the height of his success as a solo artist and in 'Genesis (II)' (qv), Collins was estimated to be one of the 100 richest men in Britain. In 2009 the Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $177 million.

-   Collins released the single "Another Day in Paradise" in 1989 to raise awareness of homelessness around the world. Some critics accused him of hypocrisy as a millionaire musician. However, he collected money for homeless charities from fans at concerts and then donated double the total takings out of his own money. It was not the first time Collins had referred to the issue in his lyrics. He had previously written about the subject in the 'Genesis (II)' (qv) song "Man on the Corner" for the 1981 album "Abacab".

-   Collins founded The Little Dreams Foundation in February 2000, which aims to "realise the dreams of children in the fields of sports and art" by providing future prodigies aged 4 to 16 years with financial, material, and mentoring support with the help of experts in various fields.

-   Collins supports the South African charity The Topsy Foundation, which provides relief services to some of South Africa's most under-resourced rural communities through a multi-faceted approach to the consequences of HIV and AIDS and extreme poverty, and he donates all royalties earned in South Africa to the organization.

-   Supports Tottenham Hotspur.

-   Collins is a patron of the charity Children in Hunger, a small UK based charity working to combat child poverty in Brazil.

-   An enthusiast of the Battle of the Alamo, he has published and issued a book called "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey".

-   Has a deep interest in the Alamo and is a connoisseur of Alamo collectibles. Has also written a book: "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey".


-   Music video: Appeared in 'David Crosby (I)' (qv) video "Hero".

-   Music video: Appeared in 'The Muppets' (qv)' video "She Drives Me Crazy".

-   (1982) Album: Produced ex-'ABBA' (qv) lead singer 'Anni-Frid Lyngstad' (qv)'s solo debut "There's Something Going On" as well as singing backup, playing drums and percussion on the album. One song on the album, "You Know What I Mean", was also written by him, and on the title song "I Know There's Something Going On" his trademark drumming and voice [singing backup] is clearly audible.

-   (1975) Album: Sings on "Star of Sirius" and plays drums and vibraphone on 'Steve Hackett (I)' (qv)'s first solo album, "Voyage of the Acolyte".

-   (1976) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "A Trick of the Tail"

-   (1976) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "Wind and Wuthering"

-   (1978) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "And Then There Were Three"

-   (1980) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "Duke"

-   (1981) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "Abacab"

-   (1983) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "Genesis"

-   (1986) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "Invisible Touch"

-   (1991) Album [as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)]: "We Can't Dance"

-   Was among the last three finalists for the role of "I.Q" on the Krofft TV series _"The Bugaloos" (1970)_ (qv), but lost to 'John McIndoe' (qv).

-   (1985) Album: "No Jacket Required"

-   (1989) Album: "But Seriously"

-   (1990) Album: "Serious Hits . . . Live!"

-   (1993) Album: "Both Sides"

-   (1996) Album: Dance Into the Light"

-   (1998) Album: "Hits"

-   (1999) Album: "A Hot Night in Paris"

-   (2002) Album: "Testify"

-   (2004) Album: "The Platinum Collection"

-   (2004) Album: "Love Songs: A Compilation . . . Old and New"

-   (1981) Album: "Face Value"

-   (1982) Album: "Hello, I Must Be Going!"

-   (1982) EP (as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)): "3 x 3"

-   (1977) EP (as lead singer of 'Genesis (III)' (qv)): "Spot the Pigeon"

-   (2010) Album: "Going Back"

-   (1968) Stage: Appeared in 'Lionel Bart' (qv)'s musical, "Oliver," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England, with Robin Ramsay, Marti Webb, Martin Dell, John Hicks/Ian Ramsey, Thelma Rogers, Glyn Worsnip, Edna Dore and Stephen Leigh/Raymond Milross in the cast. Peter Coe was director. Sean Kenney was designer.

-   (2011) Wrote foreword for the book "Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero".


-   Ray Coleman. _Phil Collins - The Definitive Biography._ London: Simon & Schuster, 1997. ISBN 0-684-81784-5


-   I'm not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I'm a drummer that sings a bit.

-   I don't own an 'ABBA' (qv) album and I never had the urge to go and buy one. If you're just talking about well crafted pop songs, they were fantastic.

-   I prefer black music in general.

-   No one's put me in the same area as 'The Human League' (qv) because they use drum machines.

-   You put 'Genesis (III)' (qv) over there in a corner with 'Yes' (qv), ELP ['Emerson Lake and Palmer' (qv)], 'The Moody Blues' (qv) and the Floyd ['Pink Floyd' (qv)] because that's the period we happened to come up in. I don't like any of those groups--so it angers me and frustrates me when we get compared to them.

-   Apart from Hugh Fielder, I can't think of any journalist who actually likes 'Genesis (III)' (qv).

-   I was keen to meet some of the people who have slagged me off, people like 'Paul Morley' (qv) at NME and Paul Colbert at Melody Maker just to show them that I'm not actually what they think I am.

-   I just don't think of myself as a star. This is what I do for a living; I'm fortunate that I make ends meet.

-   The difference between the American version of Live Aid and the British one - in England, if you wanted a cup of tea, you made it yourself. If you wanted a sandwich, you bought it. In typical American style, at the American concert, there were laminated tour passes and champagne and caviar. I don't doubt anyone's moral commitment to the cause, but the caviar and the cause just didn't jibe for me.

-   [About his Academy Award]: Ever since I can remember, I've watched the Oscar shows. Watching all those great actors, writers and directors receiving the Holy Grail. I never thought in a million years that I'd get a nomination. As years rolled by I was lucky enough to be included a couple of times. When my third time came with _Tarzan (1999)_ (qv), I truly didn't believe it would be me. When 'Cher (I)' (qv) opened the envelope and said "Ph..." you could have knocked me down with a feather. It really was, and is, an incredible feeling. Of all the awards I've been fortunate to collect over the years, the Oscar is the most treasured.

-   If people listened to 'Genesis (III)' (qv)' back catalogue they might be surprised.

-   It's very strange, when you live in London or live around London and get the music papers you are led to believe that there is a certain type of music that is popular and everything else is not.

-   I like 'Weather Report' (qv), I like 'Stephen Bishop (I)' (qv), I like 'John Martyn (I)' (qv). I just like all different kinds of music and artists.

-   I recently saw a TV program in which a young, radical journalist was interviewing 'Ice-T' (qv) at his home. And the guy asked, "What do you got in the record collection, Ice?" And lo and behold, all my albums were there. The guy said, "Aw, come on, man, what is this bullshit?" And Ice-T jumped on him and said, "Don't mess with Phil, man. Don't you fucking mess with my Phil". What can I say? I was flattered that the guy even knew I existed.

-   [on bands copying 'Genesis (III)' (qv)] I wouldn't wish it upon anybody to try and be successful in this day and age being a parody of a band nobody likes anyway.

-   Many people think of me as a perfectionist, someone who polishes and shines each song and performance. I've always been bothered by that assumption.

-   The stuff that really gets me is the comments about my physical appearance. I guess it's easier to write about than the kind of songs I play. I mean, I was called the ugliest man since 'George Orwell' (qv). What's that got to do with the music? And, by the way, how ugly was George Orwell?

-   I get kicked around by critics all the time. I can count on one hand the amount of really good reviews I've had for anything I've done - in 25 years of 'Genesis (III)' (qv), 30 years of my own career - people have dismissed it out of hand.

-   There's a lot of stuff there that music critics just don't go for. To them, I'm some kind of landmark of middle-of-the-roadness, or I'm not edgy enough, or I've been around too long to be taken seriously.

-   I won't/can't take the glory or the blame for what 'Genesis (III)' (qv) did musically. We wrote as a band and we lived with that music for 4/5 months working on it together. I'd like to see someone try to push 'Tony Banks (I)' (qv) into doing something he doesn't want to do! Just doesn't happen. Same with all the records actually.....all responsible for everything broadly speaking.

-   [in 2005] I have to say that the whole thing that has arisen in recent times of me being the epitome of "the great musical evil", and to be avoided at all costs, is both curious and disturbing to me. Why I have been chosen for this role is a little beyond me. It seems that it's started by an anonymous voice and seconded by others without question. Somehow, some way, I have become "worse" than Cliff ['Cliff Richard' (qv)] or 'Barry Manilow' (qv).

-   [on 'The Beatles' (qv)] They are without doubt the yardstick by which I judge modern songwriting. Forget that it's "old" . . . it has rarely been equaled and even with the Great Pretenders 'Oasis (II)' (qv) vying for their crown . . . it's not happening. It's not that I'm a nostalgia freak . . . they were just great writers, with a great producer, at the right time, with the right noise. I have bought many CDs of the '60s bands because I wanted to have those songs but all of them pale in comparison when you put them next to The Beatles' stuff.

-   I've been amazed at how I was so welcomed by 'Jonathan Ross (I)' (qv) for example on his shows.... at the Brits.... winning time after time..... I find it weird to have ended up being the brunt of crap from the same people that welcomed me so many years ago. (Speaking in 2005)

-   It should go without saying I suppose that looked at through British media eyes circa 2004, my appearance anywhere on anything will be open to ridicule and instant dismissal. Please don't get me wrong . . . I really don't expect everyone to like what I do, but it's the sheer predictability of it all. I just don't understand why suddenly there is this tidal wave of abuse !! It seems it's impossible to open a newspaper without reading some crap or other. I know too that it shouldn't all be believed but . . . I keep out of the way and am good with children, I play well with others! I know I've never been hip, and most critics have had trouble with the music, but now it seems everyone out there who writes for a journal actively hates what I do! Quite disturbing and mystifying and it's pissing me off . . . sorry about that.

-   [in 2004] I'm an easy target, especially nowadays. You'd be hard-pressed to find many in the media or the music business who'll own up to liking me and my music. Especially in the UK. Although I have met a lot of R&B singers in the States who are very kind about what I've done. Generally speaking, though, it's just one of those things that cannot be reversed now. One has to be philosophical about it and try to move on . . . that's not easy for me, but I am trying!

-   [Commenting in 2005 on 'Noel Gallagher (II)' (qv) and 'Liam Gallagher' (qv) of the band 'Oasis (II)' (qv), following a series of adverse comments made about him in the media by Noel] I like a fair bit of what the 'Oasis (II)' (qv) do. They remind me of Beatles . . . a great band and I like being reminded of [The] Beatles. If you were there the first time around, you might think the Oasis were a bit similar, what with that Liam and his attitude and his brother Noel . . . thinking they are as good as them Beatles. Fact is . . . they are a bit pale compared to them Beatles . . . I am, we all are . . . Now Liam is just a clot . . . bop him round the head, and wake him up . . . Noel is smarter . . . but only just . . . Just because they write a tune or two that reminds us of Beatles we swoon a bit and reminisce . . . but it's only nostalgia, really. I don't care if Noel Gallagher likes my music or not . . . I do care if he starts telling people I'm a wanker because of my politics . . . an opinion based on an old misunderstood quote.

-   [in 2005] I'd like to grab an opportunity to finally lay to rest a much quoted untruth about my political leanings. I have never been a Conservative, or at least not since being a young teenager. My father voted Conservative, and even his doing that was a hangover from the '50s and '60s, which may have been an influence on me. I'm sick and tired of being thrown in that same old box . . . "he's got money . . . so he must be . . . " I once said that if taxes were put up to a level where the government took home more than me, then I would consider moving out of the country. The Conservatives were in at that point and I mentioned Labour... if Labour had been in, I would have mentioned Conservative. It was said to make a point over 15 years ago. No one's asked me since. I live outside the UK purely because my wife lived here when we met. End of story.

-   [on 'Peter Gabriel' (qv)] As far as I'm concerned he is a far more intellectual writer and person than me, and I have a directness that maybe he hasn't. I love this man and his music very much. Comparisons don't do either of us any favors, and in fact if we hadn't been in the same band for four years 30 years ago, no one would even think of making a comparison.

-   A lot of the older fans think that 'Genesis (III)' (qv) should be a brand name for progressive rock or whatever, but actually 'Genesis (III)' (qv) is the name for a group of songwriters who have always done whatever they felt like doing under that banner.

-   When I'm playing a song I'll often think about how another drummer might play it, and try to be that player in my performance of the song. Often I'll think, "How would 'Keith Moon' (v) play this?" And I'll don my Keith Moon hat. For another song I'll think about 'John Bonham' (qv), or even on occasion 'Stewart Copeland (I)' (qv), but more often than any other drummer I think about Ringo ['Ringo Starr' (qv)]. "That's All", from 'Genesis (III)' (qv), is a Ringo Starr drum part. "Through These Walls", from "Hello, I Must Be Going", is a Ringo drum part.

-   I'm tired of defending the fact that we ['Genesis (III)' (qv)] wrote three- and four-minute songs and had a bit of success.

-   It's actually come as quite a shock to learn just how many people don't like me.

-   I've been playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop. My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in. It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through.

-   There'll always be people out there like 'Noel Gallagher (II)' (qv) who firmly believe I'm the Antichrist.

-   The greatest surprise for me is how some of my songs have had this amazing afterlife. Often when I bump into strangers on the street, they won't speak to me; they'll just act out the drum sequence from "In The Air Tonight". That song just won't lie down. When the chocolate company first rang up about the advert, they asked whether I'd have any objections about a gorilla playing my drum parts. My attitude was, "If you can make that mad idea work, then good luck to you." Then it goes on to become one of the most popular ads of all time. I knew nothing about the song being used in _The Hangover (2009)_ (qv). Then a friend asked me, "Have you seen that movie where those guys steal 'Mike Tyson (I)' (qv)'s tiger during a stag night in Vegas and they all end up singing 'In The Air Tonight'?" When I saw it I thought it was hilarious.

-   I never used to think of myself as a workaholic. I used to work non-stop because I couldn't believe my luck that I was able to do all these things that I loved. I was everywhere, and I can see why that must have been annoying to some people. Then I reached a point where I no longer felt the need to go zooming around the world and attend the opening of every envelope. Basically I stopped. I've got a nine-year-old and a five-year-old. I take them to football. I like to take them to school and pick them up. That's my life now. I love doing the things that other people probably find tedious because they've been doing them for so long. I never did those things in the past, as I was always working flat out. That was my loss. Now I'm able to do all that and also have time to indulge my passions.

-   [on the story that he divorced his second wife by fax] Complete nonsense. There might have been a few faxes exchanged about access to my daughter, but that's not how the marriage was ended. But it doesn't matter what I say. That untruth will still be carved on my headstone.

-   I moved to Switzerland because I'd fallen in love with a woman who lived on Lake Geneva. As I said at the time, I'd have moved to Grimsby if she happened to live there. Inevitably everyone in Grimsby turned around and said, "Why's he having a pop at Grimsby?" If you're Phil Collins it seems you just can't win.

-   If my missus hadn't left me I suppose I'd have gone off and made an obscure jazz album that nobody would have bought and that's the last you'd have heard from me. Instead I started writing the songs that ended up on "Face Value". Nobody was more amazed by my solo success than I was. It took me completely by surprise. Everything I touched turned to gold at that time. Looking back, the only mistake I made was getting trapped in a persona. Maybe I became a parody of myself. A lot of people saw me as this middle-of-the-road kind of guy, a family entertainer like 'Cliff Richard' (qv). They judged me based on a handful of songs that were played to death on the radio. In the Eighties there was an awful lot of vitriol coming my way. Some of the criticism hurt and I would respond by writing letters and telephoning journalists to have it out with them. With hindsight I can see that I was oversensitive. But I felt I was being disliked for the wrong reasons, reasons that often had nothing to do with the music. There are still people who hate me for reasons that have nothing to do with the truth.

-   In the 1970s, 'Genesis (III)' (qv) did three American tours a year, three European ones and a trip to Japan. My first wife, Andrea, told me if I toured like that, the marriage wouldn't last. When I got back, she'd left me. If I'd known touring would cost me so dearly, I wouldn't have done it.

-   I'm happy being at home. I've said yes to things all my life. Now I'm learning to say no. I stay in Switzerland, as Orianne is there, and we share the care of the two boys. I'm not totally happy being on my own, though. I'd rather still be married and I think Orianne feels the same. She's re-married, but we have a fantastic relationship. I get on well with all my ex-wives. They also get along with each other and my girlfriend. It's a picture I never thought I'd see, but it works well.

-   'Genesis (III)' (qv) always wanted hit singles. I can assure everybody that from the very word go, before I joined the band and when Peter ['Peter Gabriel' (qv)] was the singer, all they wanted was a hit, which we eventually got but that was by accident, not design.

-   My life has never been revolved around money. I've loved what I've done and fortunately, as it happens, people have been shoveling money in the bucket behind me, but I've never really done anything from a financially motivated point of view.

-   They're not aware of the faux pas of saying: "I like Phil Collins" ... "What???!!!" It's just good music ... bad music to them. They don't read the tabloids. They just live in another world that you either like the music or you don't. (On the American hip-hop stars that have stated their admiration for his work)

-   It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that! I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think, "I can't be in the same business as this." I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me. I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely. I'll go on a mysterious biking holiday... And never return. That would be a great way to end the story, wouldn't it?

-   I know that when I did interviews it came across like I could do everything, but I've never actually felt like that. I went through all my own VHS stuff recently and found mountains of old interviews with me and it was very, very hard to watch. I barely recognized the person I saw from that time. I'm a very different person now. I saw some of this show of mine from 1985 and I was on-stage and I never stopped running, never stopped talking. The fact that people got so sick of me wasn't really my fault. Yes there was a lot of me to dish out - there was me, me and 'Earth, Wind & Fire''s 'Philip Bailey (I)' (qv), me and 'Genesis (III)' (qv), me and that movie I was in, _Buster (1988)_ (qv)--there was a lot of stuff. But I only made those records once.

-   [on his retirement in 2011] I've decided to write this in response to the articles that surfaced last weekend regarding my retirement. Why they were printed at all is a mystery, as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted. Therefore, I would like to add my comments and try to explain again my reasons for calling it a day. I'm not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press. I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you. I'm not stopping because I don't fit in, this was proved with "Going Back" reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide. I'm not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo. I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis. Some of the things mentioned above have been said by me in various interviews, but said as asides with a smile on my face and in passing. They were not meant to be "headlines", they were small parts of a conversation. This clearly doesn't come over in print and I should know better. However, the result is that I have ended up sounding like a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at the Alamo in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years. None of this is true. Thanks for all your messages on the Forum regarding this stuff, it means a lot that you care. But there's no need for the straitjacket!

-   I'd be all for a reunion of the original band. The concept of playing the drums and being a backup singer sounds rather enticing, to be honest with you. The only one I'd worry about committing is Peter ['Peter Gabriel' (qv)]. He always overthinks ideas such as this and ends up talking himself out of it. I think sometimes he just needs to let go and do something for the simple reason that it's fun.

-   The split-up of the band was always overexaggerated. There were some issues early on, but for the most part, Tony ['Tony Banks (I)' (qv)], Mike ['Mike Rutherford (II)' (qv)] and I stayed in close touch with Peter ['Peter Gabriel' (qv)] and Steve ['Steve Hackett (I)' (qv)] and vice-versa. We were there to support each other professionally and personally over the years and all of us stayed good friends. However, to the media that's boring and doesn't sell magazines, so they made up stories of feuds and fights that never happened. We all continue to be close with each other to this day.

-   It's been a bit of a handicap not being able to read music but, on the other hand, other parts of your senses come in.

-   I've had a lifetime of people telling me that I'm an ugly bastard. When Lily's mum first showed her mother a picture of me, she said, 'Oh, well, Jill, I suppose that love is blind'.

-   In many ways, I do feel sorry for Lily. She's making a great career for herself, but she's always got this thing hanging around her neck. She's Phil Collins's daughter. If she becomes successful, people automatically assume that it's because of her dad. (On 'Lily Collins' (qv))


-   _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv)


-   (2004) Currently living in Switzerland.

-   (December 2006) Currently living in New York, New York. Will be touring Europe with 'Genesis (III)' (qv) in 2007.


-   "FHM" (UK), April 2011, pg. 80 - 85, by: Rob Fitzpatrick, ""I'm The Antichrist of Music" Immensely popular for decades, yet a permanent resident on music's outermost fringes of fashionability, Phil Collins would like to apologise. Are you ready to forgive?"

-   "Classic Rock Presents Prog" (UK), January 2011, Iss. 13, pg. 36 - 39, by: Paul Lester, "Throwing It All Away?"

-   "Mojo" (UK), September 2010, Iss. 202, pg. 40 - 44, by: Mark Blake, "A '60s Soho Artful Dodger, he transformed posho art-rockers Genesis into a stadium pop success. But at what cost? "I was so annoying," laments Phil Collins. "I apologise!""

-   "Q" (UK), September 2010, Iss. 290, "A Round With Phil Collins"

-   "Widescreen" (Germany), 7 September 2005, Iss. 10/2005, pg. 70, by: Christoph Holowaty, "Wenn es jemand anderes macht, versaut er es am Ende noch."

-   "Rhythm" (UK), August 2005, pg. 54 - 58, by: Taylor Hawkins, "Phil Collins"

-   "Cinema" (Hungary), November 1999, Iss. 96, pg. 51, by: Scott Orlin, "A menedzserem nem fog örülni, de..."

-   "Q" (UK), December 1993

-   "Empire" (UK), 1993, Iss. 49, pg. 62-63, by: Jeff Dawson

-   "Q" (UK), March 1990, Iss. 42

-   "Options for Men" (UK), May 1987, by: Michael Watts

-   "Playboy" (USA), October 1986, Vol. 33, Iss. 10, pg. 57-64+174-176, by: David Sheff, "Playboy Interview"

-   "Oui" (USA), June 1983, Vol. 12, Iss. 6, pg. 107-108, by: Liz Derringer, "Phil Collins"

-   "Sounds" (UK), 25 December 1982, by: Johnny Waller

-   "Trouser Press" (UK), March 1982, by: Jon Young, "Genesis Look at themselves - An Autodiscography"

-   "Melody Maker" (UK), 7 February 1981, by: Lynden Barber, "Facing up to new values"


-   "The Daily Telegraph" (UK), 4 March 2011, "My music career is over, says rock crock Collins"

-   "Telegraph Magazine" (UK), 4 September 2010, pg. 28 - 29 + 31 - 32, by: Craig McLean (words) Chris Brooks (photographs), "Siege Mentality"

-   "Saga" (UK), September 2010, pg. 17, by: 'Mark Ellen' (qv), "'Phil Collins' return to Motown and soul is a personal labour of love' The pop giant's new album pays tribute to his teenage musical roots, says Mark Ellen"

-   "The Times" (UK), 19 August 2008, by: Valentine Low and Alexi Mostrous, "Phil Collins paid £25million to end his third marriage"

-   "Erga kai imeres" (Greece), 28 October 2005, Iss. 42, pg. 15, "Andio mas leei o Phil Collins"

-   "Radiotileorassi" (Greece), 24 September 2005, Iss. 1858, pg. 32,33, "A hot night in Athens"

-   "Showbiz Weekly" (USA), 22 August 2004, pg. 21, by: Carla J. Zvosec, "In The Air Tonight"

-   "Télépro" (Belgium), 29 July 2004, Iss. 2630, pg. 8, "Phil Collins super papa"


-   "Playboy" (USA), December 1985, Vol. 32, Iss. 12, pg. 290, by: Ross Marino, "Grapevine: A Little Lick"


-   "Telegraph Magazine" (UK), 4 September 2010

-   "Q" (UK), March 1990, Iss. 42

-   "Options for Men" (UK), May 1987

-   "Rolling Stone" (USA), 23 May 1985

-   "SFX Cassette Magazine" (UK), 23 January 1982, Iss. 5

-   "Oor" (Netherlands), 11 March 1981, Iss. 5

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  1. Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004 (2012) (V)
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  3. "Songs" (2007) {Eric Clapton (#1.191)}
  4. "The Star" (2010) {Yoshimi Tendo (#1.21)}
  5. A Conversation with Phil Collins (2010) (V)
  6. Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at Roseland Ballroom NYC (2010) (V)
  7. "Daybreak" (2010) {(2010-09-14)}
  8. "Edición Especial Coleccionista" (2010) {Hook (#1.15)}
  9. "Gomorron" (1992) {(2010-09-13)}
  10. "Later with Jools Holland" (1992) {(#37.1)}
  11. "Les années bonheur" (2006) {(2010-12-11)}
  12. "Music Nuggets" (2010) {(2010-09-01)}
  13. "Schlag den Raab" (2006) {(#1.24)}
  14. "The ONE Show" (2006) {(2010-09-13)}
  15. "This Morning" (1988) {(2010-09-21)}
  16. "Tout le monde en parle" (2004) {Émission du dimanche 3 octobre 2010 (#7.2)}
  17. 50 anys en companyia (2009) (TV)
  18. Ad of the Decade (2009) (TV)
  19. Prog Rock Britannia (2009) (TV)
  20. "De schuld van VTM" (2009) {De wereld (#1.6)}
  21. "Mark Lawson Talks to..." (2003) {Phil Collins}
  22. "Movie Connections" (2007) {Buster (#2.6)}
  23. "Ich Tarzan, Du Jane!" (2008)
  24. Come Rain or Shine (2008)
  25. Genesis: When in Rome (2008) (V)
  26. Rare and Unseen: The Beatles (2008) (V)
  27. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2008-05-21)}
  28. "Die Johannes B. Kerner Show" (1998) {(2008-10-01)}
  29. "Happy Hour" (2007) {(#3.1)}
  30. "Songbook" (2008) {(#1.1)}
  31. "The Naked Brothers Band" (2007) {Polar Bears (#2.12)}
  32. Genesis: Then and Now - The History (2007) (V)
  33. The Long Goodnight: A Film About Phil Collins (2007) (V)
  34. Tiswas Reunited (2007) (TV)
  35. VH1 Rock Honors (2007) (TV)
  36. "American Masters" (1985) {Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (#21.2)}
  37. "Seven Ages of Rock" (2007) {White Light, White Heat: Art Rock (#1.2)}
  38. Freddie Mercury Himself (2006) (TV)
  39. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (VG)
  40. "NFL Films Presents" (1967) {Looking Back/Ahead}
  41. 50 y más (2005) (TV)
  42. More All-Time Greatest Love Songs (2005) (TV)
  43. The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles (2005) (TV)
  44. Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who (2005) (V)
  45. "Room 101" (1994) {(#10.8)}
  46. "Stars in Their Eyes" (1990) {Live Grand Final 2005 (#16.11)}
  47. "This Morning" (1988) {(2005-07-14)}
  48. 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever (2004) (TV)
  49. Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World (2004) (TV)
  50. Genesis: The Video Show (2004) (V)
  51. Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour (2004) (V)
  52. The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV)
  53. The Band Aid Story (2004) (TV)
  54. "Echo - Deutscher Musikpreis" (2001) {Echo 2004 - Deutscher Musikpreis}
  55. "GMTV" (1993) {(2004-10-19)}
  56. "On a tout essayé" (2000) {(2004-12-22)}
  57. "Red Nose Day" (2003) {Red Nose Day 2004 (#1.2)}
  58. "The Kumars at No. 42" (2001) {(#5.7)}
  59. "TROS TV Show" (1981) {Unicef}
  60. 2003 Radio Music Awards (2003) (TV)
  61. 50º edición de los premios Ondas (2003) (TV)
  62. Gala Corazón Voluntario (2003) (TV)
  63. Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty (2003)
  64. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  65. "Children in Need" (1980) {(2003-11-21)}
  66. "Continuarà..." (1996) {(2003-12-04)}
  67. "Ein Herz für Kinder" (1978) {25 Jahre 'Ein Herz für Kinder'}
  68. "GMTV" (1993) {(2003-11-14)}
  69. "GMTV" (1993) {(2003-11-20)}
  70. "GMTV" (1993) {(2003-12-05)}
  71. "God kveld Norge" (1998) {(2003-10-25)}
  72. "Pulse" (2003) {(#1.2)}
  73. "RI:SE" (2002) {(2003-10-07)}
  74. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2003-11-21)}
  75. "The Isaac Mizrahi Show" (2001) {(2003-08-27)}
  76. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#11.206)}
  77. "The Wayne Brady Show" (2002) {(2003-10-07)}
  78. "The Wayne Brady Show" (2002) {(2003-10-30)}
  79. "This Is Your Life" (1969) {Mike Rutherford}
  80. "TV total" (1999) {(2003-10-14)}
  81. "Vivement dimanche" (1998) {(2003-01-26)}
  82. "Whoopi" (2003) {Sticky Fingers (#1.9)}
  83. Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (2002) (TV)
  84. The Jubilee Girl (2002) (TV)
  85. "BingoLotto" (1989) {Bingolottos musikfest}
  86. "BingoLotto" (1989) {Guldkväll I (#23.11)}
  87. "Breakfast with Frost" (1993) {(2002-06-02)}
  88. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2002-11-07)}
  89. "GMTV" (1993) {(2002-10-29)}
  90. "Operación triunfo" (2001) {(#2.7)}
  91. "Operación triunfo" (2001) {(#2.8)}
  92. "TROS TV Show" (1981) {(2002-11-29)}
  93. "V Graham Norton" (2002) {(#2.6)}
  94. The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001) (TV)
  95. The Genesis Songbook (2001) (V)
  96. "Brass Eye" (1997) {Paedophilia (#2.0)}
  97. "Top of the Pops 2" (1994) {(2001-08-15)}
  98. "Top Ten" (1998) {Prog Rock}
  99. Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players (2000) (TV)
  100. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits (2000) (V)
  101. Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) (TV)
  102. The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000) (TV)
  103. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) (TV)
  104. The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV)
  105. "The Howard Stern Radio Show" (1998) {(2000-03-11)}
  106. Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 (1999) (TV)
  107. Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value (1999) (V)
  108. Con la primera al 2000 (1999) (TV)
  109. Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999) (TV)
  110. Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins (1999) (TV)
  111. "Mundo VIP" (1996) {Show nº183 (#4.46)}
  112. "Música sí" (1997) {(1999-12-04)}
  113. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1999-05-21)}
  114. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1999-11-02)}
  115. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1999-11-05)}
  116. "Troldspejlet" (1989) {Troldspejlet Special: Bag Disneys Tarzan (#22.10)}
  117. In My Life (1998) (TV)
  118. Live by Request: Phil Collins (1998) (TV)
  119. Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris (1998) (V)
  120. "Die Lotto-Show" (1998) {(#1.2)}
  121. "Parkinson" (1971) {(1998-02-06)}
  122. "Power Vision - Pop Galerie" (1995) {Genesis}
  123. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1998-11-09)}
  124. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1998-11-03)}
  125. "Hard Rock Live" (1997)
  126. A Royal Gala (1997) (TV)
  127. Music for Montserrat (1997) (V)
  128. "Howard Stern" (1994) {(1997-02-11)}
  129. "Howard Stern" (1994) {(1997-02-12)}
  130. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1997-06-26)}
  131. "VH1 Storytellers" (1996) {Phil Collins (#2.2)}
  132. 43º edición de los premios Ondas (1996) (TV)
  133. Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996) (TV)
  134. "New York Undercover" (1994) {Going Platinum (#3.10)}
  135. "Power Vision - Pop Galerie" (1995) {Phil Collins}
  136. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) {(1996-08-27)}
  137. "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) {(1996-10-31)}
  138. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(1996-11-07)}
  139. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1996-09-20)}
  140. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1996-12-13)}
  141. Balto (1995)
  142. Queen: Champions of the World (1995)
  143. The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (1995) (TV)
  144. You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' (1995) (V)
  145. Calliope (1994)
  146. Phil Collins: A Closer Look (1994) (V)
  147. The 21st Annual American Music Awards (1994) (TV)
  148. "Monte Video" (1994) {Tag des Haushaltsgerätes}
  149. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#3.146)}
  150. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1994-01-20)}
  151. "Off the Streets" (1993)
  152. And the Band Played On (1993) (TV)
  153. Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993) (TV)
  154. Frauds (1993)
  155. Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert (1993) (V)
  156. The 1993 Billboard Music Awards (1993) (TV)
  157. The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey (1993)
  158. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#10.9)}
  159. "Good Morning America" (1975) {(1993-11-23)}
  160. "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) {(1993-10-29)}
  161. "Noches de gala" (1993) {(1993-11-22)}
  162. "Noches de gala" (1993) {(1993-12-20)}
  163. "Surprise Party" (1993) {(#1.1)}
  164. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#2.189)}
  165. "This Morning" (1988) {(1993-06-01)}
  166. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1993-10-14)}
  167. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1993-10-28)}
  168. One Child, One Voice (1992) (TV)
  169. The 1992 Billboard Music Awards (1992) (TV)
  170. "This Is Your Life" (1969) {Bert Weedon (#24.11)}
  171. 1991 Billboard Music Awards (1991) (TV)
  172. An American Saturday Night (1991) (TV)
  173. Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (1991) (TV)
  174. Hook (1991)
  175. Queen: The Days of Our Lives (1991) (TV)
  176. The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards (1991) (TV)
  177. Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991) (TV)
  178. 1990 Billboard Music Awards (1990) (TV)
  179. A Tribute to Terry Thomas (1990) (TV)
  180. Live at Knebworth (1990) (V)
  181. Phil Collins: Seriously Live (1990) (V)
  182. Phil Collins: The Singles Collection (1990) (V)
  183. The Cream of Eric Clapton (1990) (V)
  184. "Tonight Live with Steve Vizard" (1990) {(1990-02-13)}
  185. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1990-01-26)}
  186. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1990-08-02)}
  187. A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV)
  188. Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s (1989) (TV)
  189. The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1989) (TV)
  190. The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music (1989) (TV)
  191. The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy (1989) (TV)
  192. "Going Live!" (1987) {(#3.8)}
  193. "Late Night with David Letterman" (1982) {(1989-11-28)}
  194. "One Hour with Jonathan Ross" (1989) {(#1.1)}
  195. "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) {(#2.59)}
  196. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1989-11-02)}
  197. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1989-12-28)}
  198. ABC Presents: A Royal Gala (1988) (TV)
  199. Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1988) (TV)
  200. Buster (1988)
  201. Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (1988) (V)
  202. Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988) (TV)
  203. Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988) (TV)
  204. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (1988)
  205. "America's Top 10" (1980) {(1988-12)}
  206. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#6.2)}
  207. "Parkinson One to One" (1987) {(#2.7)}
  208. "The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross" (1987) {(#3.13)}
  209. "This Is Your Life" (1969) {Phil Collins (#20.2)}
  210. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1988-09-08)}
  211. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1988-09-15)}
  212. Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology (1987)
  213. The Return of Bruno (1987) (TV)
  214. Eric Clapton and Friends (1986) (TV)
  215. MTV Video Music Awards 1986 (1986) (TV)
  216. The 28th Annual Grammy Awards (1986) (TV)
  217. The Montreux Golden Rose IMMC Gala (1986) (TV)
  218. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday (1986) (TV)
  219. "Aspel & Company" (1984) {(#3.9)}
  220. "The Two Ronnies" (1971) {(#12.3)}
  221. Live Aid (1985) (TV)
  222. Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (1985) (TV)
  223. "Känguru" (1985) {Folge 2 (#1.2)}
  224. "Miami Vice" (1984) {Phil the Shill (#2.11)}
  225. "Solid Gold" (1980) {(#6.14)}
  226. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1985-02-07)}
  227. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1985-08-15)}
  228. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1985-12-25)}
  229. "Wogan" (1982) {(1985-05-06)}
  230. "Album Flash" (1984)
  231. Genesis: The Mama Tour (1984) (V)
  232. The 11th Annual American Music Awards (1984) (TV)
  233. The Secret Policeman's Private Parts (1984)
  234. "Pop Quiz" (1981) {(#4.12)}
  235. Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace (1983) (V)
  236. "Musikladen" (1972) {(#1.79)}
  237. "Wogan" (1982) {(#2.1)}
  238. The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (1982)
  239. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
  240. "Aplauso" (1978) {(1982-12-25)}
  241. "Pop Quiz" (1981) {(#2.4)}
  242. "Pop Quiz" (1981) {(#1.7)}
  243. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1981-01-15)}
  244. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1981-03-05)}
  245. "Top of the Pops" (1964) {(1981-06-04)}
  246. "WWF Club" (1980)
  247. "Tiswas" (1974) {(1980-04-05)}
  248. Genesis: A Band in Concert (1977)
  249. "The Mike Douglas Show" (1961) {(#15.145)}
  250. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  251. Calamity the Cow (1967)
  252. "R3" (1964) {Unwelcome Visitor (#2.2)}
  253. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

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