Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician and Actor
Biography: Phil Collins began his career as the drummer and occasional singer for the progressive rock band Genesis alongside Mike Rutherfield and Peter Gabriel. He went on to forge his own hugely successful solo career with such singles as "In the Air Tonight", "One More Night" and "Another Day in Paradise".
Collins has also achieved a considerable acting career, he was a child actor on stage on London and as an adult acted on TV and in film, including starring in "Buster" (1988) opposite Julie Walters.
- 2008-08-17 Genesis drummer and vocalist Phil Collins (57) divorces Swiss-born Orianne Cevey (35) after six years of marriage
- 1968-02-22 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
- 1974-11-18 "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel
- 1975-08-16 British singer Peter Gabriel announces his departure from the rock group Genesis
- 1977-10-07 Guitarist Steve Hackett quits progressive rock band Genesis
- 1985-09-28 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
- 1986-02-25 28th Grammy Awards: "We Are the World", Sade, Phil Collins win
- 1987-06-05 Prince's Trust Rock Gala: Eric Clapton leads an all-star band including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Phil Collins, and Jeff Lynne at Wembley Stadium, London
- 1988-06-11 Freedom Fest: Anti-apartheid benefit & Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert addresses his continued imprisonment; performers include Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba, Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Al Green, Joan Armatrading; Jessye Norman, and The Eurythmics at Wembley Stadium, London; broadcast to 67 countries with estimated audience of 600 million
- 2007-07-07 Worldwide charity concert event "Live Earth" takes place at 12 venues on seven continents; performers include: Genesis, Keith Urban; Foo Fighters; John Legend; Melissa Etheridge; Dave Matthews Band; The Police; Roger Waters; Madonna; Alicia Keys; Garth Brooks; Crowded House; Jack Johnson; Shakira; Soweto Gospel Choir; Angélique Kidjo; UB40; Jack Johnson; Linkin Park; Rihanna; Pharrel Williams; Yusef Islam; Sarah Brightman; and Nunatak
- 2010-03-15 25th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA; Genesis; Jimmy Cliff; The Hollies; The Stooges; David Geffen; Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry; Jesse Stone; Mort Shuman; and Otis Blackwell
- 2022-03-26 British rock band Genesis performs final concert of farewell tour at O2 Arena in London, England