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Phil Collins Biography

Phil Collins was born to play the drums; of that there is no doubt. His timing, sense of rhythm and sheer inventiveness have given him a unique style and sound, which is instantly recognisable, yet compatible with the many different styles of music he chooses to play.

Born in Chiswick, London on Jan 30th 1951 he got his first drum, one of those noisy tin ones, at the age of 5. His first proper kit came when he was 12, and whether in front of the mirror or the TV he would be drumming along to any music he could.

 

Phil Collins Biography

Phil Collins Biography

Phil Collins Pictures

Phil Collins Pictures

A natural performer Collins attended stage school, and was soon playing in London's West End as the Artful Dodger in the musical Oliver. The cheeky Cockney image from Dickens camenaturally and would stand him in good stead during his future successes. He soon formed a band called The Real Thing and played his first gigs. He was playing with anyone he could, and eventually joined a group called The Freeholdafter being the only one to reply to their Melody Maker advert. The Freehold saw Collins make his recording debut with a self-penned number called "Lying Crying Dying", the original demo of which has just recently surfaced.

After a while, supporting John Walker of The Walker Brothers, Collins and his guitarist friend Ronnie Caryl formed Hickory who soon found themselves with a concept album, the backing of Phonogram, and a new name, Flaming Youth.

Their album Ark II, was premiered at the London Planetarium and received lots of favourable press, but musical differences and a lack of commercial success soon meant it was time to answer another Melody Maker ad, this time from a struggling young band from Surrey, called Genesis.

Genesis had been gigging up and down the country without much success, and were still recovering from the departure of guitarist Anthony Phillips. They had also decided a change of drummer was required and after an eye opening audition at Peter Gabriel's parents' house, Collins was in.Playing for a while as a four piece, including the odd gig with Ronnie Caryl on guitar, Genesis soon felt the benefit of their new percussionist, his much needed sense of humour and an unlimited enthusiasm for playing injected a new energy into the group. As Tony Banks said "He was by far the best musician in the band". Then with the arrival of Steve Hackett on guitar the final piece was in place.

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Phil Collins and Malcolm Farley Dual Autographed Farley Giclee

Phil Collins and Malcolm Farley Dual Autographed Farley Giclee

"From world renowned artist Malcolm Farley comes this definitive portrait of multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Phil Collins. From his days as drummer and percussionist for the ground-breaking rock group Genesis to his stellar solo career in the 1980s through today, Phil Collins has awed audiences with his unmistakable songwriting style and emotion-packed concert performances. Now you can capture the essence of this iconic superstar with a high-quality art print personally hand signed by Phil Collins and painter Malcolm Farley. Malcolm Farley has earned international acclaim for his visions of color and unique ability to capture the moment, the action, and the spirit of the event. In his distinctive painting style, Malcolm blends bold strokes and vibrant colors with the drama of some of the world's most memorable moments. This hand enhanced giclee on canvas measures approximately 40x30 inches. Limited Edition of 250. This item is part of the GRAMMY Charities Collection to benefit the GRAMMY Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation. "


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