Phil Collins

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  • Started: 1/31/2011 11:10
  • Ended: 2/3/2011 17:00
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  • Entries: 32
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Phil Collins
Contest Directions: British pop singer-songwriter and drummer Phil Collins celebrated his 60 birthday yesterday. In the 1970s and 1980s, you could hardly escape his music. Collins has been hugely popular - with 100 million solo records sold and another 150 million with the rock band Genesis. With seven Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Oscar for a hit single in Disney’s "Tarzan" under his belt, Phil Collin's career has been diverse. Here are some interesting facts about Phil Collins:
* First started drumming after getting a kit for Christmas when he was just five years old.
* He continues to live in Switzerland despite divorcing his Swiss third wife Orianne Cevey, so he can be close to their two sons.
* Collins is a huge hit with the black community - the world's biggest urban stars clamoured to perform renditions of his tracks on 2001's Urban Renewal, including Brandy, Lil' Kim and Kelis.
* Collins can only play the drums now if he tapes his sticks to his hands - because years of playing have damaged the nerves in his spine.
* He was an extra in The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night - one of hundreds of screaming teenagers during the TV concert.

And here's a quote from Phil Collins: "You know, a song is like a kid. You bring it up. And sometimes something you thought was going to be fantastic, by the time it's finished, is a bit of a disappointment."
Happy 60th Birthday, Phil!
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Contest Info

    • Started: 1/31/2011 11:10
    • Ended: 2/3/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 32
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
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    Phil Collins Caricature Playing Drums
  • Phil Collins as the Prince of Persia

    Phil Collins as the Prince of Persia
  • Genesis Begins

    Genesis Begins
  • Phil Collins Lolipop Kid

    Phil Collins Lolipop Kid
  • Phil Collins Old Man

    Phil Collins Old Man
  • Admiral Phil Collins

    Admiral Phil Collins
  • Marilyn Monroe and Phil Collins

    Marilyn Monroe and Phil Collins
  • Phil Collins in the Air Tonight

    Phil Collins in the Air Tonight
  • Phil Collins in Recording Studio

    Phil Collins in Recording Studio
  • Phil Collins Tribute

    Phil Collins Tribute
  • The Little Drummer Boy Phil Collins

    The Little Drummer Boy Phil Collins
  • Phil Collins with Drumsticks up His Nose

    Phil Collins with Drumsticks up His Nose
  • Phil Collins Last Movement

    Phil Collins Last Movement
  • Phil Collins Caricature

    Phil Collins Caricature
  • Phil Collins Rapper

    Phil Collins Rapper
  • Phil Collins Spiderman

    Phil Collins Spiderman
  • Phil Collins Moon Rising

    Phil Collins Moon Rising
  • Phil Collins 60 Year Old Virgin

    Phil Collins 60 Year Old Virgin
  • Happy 60 Phil Collins

    Happy 60 Phil Collins
  • Phil Collins Statue Rock Legend

    Phil Collins Statue Rock Legend
  • Phil Collins No Jacket Required

    Phil Collins No Jacket Required
  • Phil Collins Stamp

    Phil Collins Stamp
  • Phil Collins Cruel and Unusual

    Phil Collins Cruel and Unusual
  • Frakenstein Phil Collins

    Frakenstein Phil Collins
  • Dr Phil Collins is talking to Jesus

    Dr Phil Collins is talking to Jesus
  • Phil Collins Bonaparte

    Phil Collins Bonaparte
  • Phil Collins' Last Supper

    Phil Collins' Last Supper
  • Phil Collins as Merlin

    Phil Collins as Merlin
  • Agent Phil Collins

    Agent Phil Collins
  • Phil Collins as Wonder Woman

    Phil Collins as Wonder Woman
  • Phil Collins 60 Years Old

    Phil Collins 60 Years Old
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Phil Collins (birth name "Philip David Charles Collins", born January 30, 1951, London) - is a drummer and vocalist from the rock group "Genesis", who made an impressive solo career. In addition, he is a composer, actor, producer and leader of a big band. He received many awards, amongst which are - 7 Grammy awards and an Oscar award for the best song in the animated film "Tarzan". Biography: After a brief collaboration with the group "Flaming Youth" in 1969, one of the most significant moments in the life of Phil Collins occurred in 1970, when he responded to an advertisement in a music magazine "Melody Maker", which read: "ensemble is looking for a drummer sensitive to acoustic music". The ensemble appeared to be "Genesis" - the group, which was organized by the graduates of a private school. Phil was immediately taken into the group. In 1975, when Peter Gabriel, founder of the group decided to quit, the issue of inducting a new vocalist came up. The collective interviewed more than four hundred hopefuls but in the end, the group decided to pass on the microphone to drummer, Phil Collins. Phil Collins taking over as vocalist has not only become a turning point in his life but also for the group. Over the next twenty years, the group has become one of the most popular bands in the world. It is not a small achievement for the services of Phil Collins, who not only worked as vocalist and drummer but also as music composer and wrote many of his songs. Simultaneously, while being associated with Genesis, Phil for many years worked with the jazz instrumental project "Brand X". In the early 1980s, Phil decided to release solo albums. Rarely does a vocalists from a known group start a solo career and achieve the same success achieved along with the group. But, Phil achieved it. The number of copies sold of his first solo album "Face Value" surpassed the copies sold by Genesis. During the 1980's, Phil Collins released a number of successful albums and continued to work with Genesis. In the early 1990's, Phil Collins decided to leave the band "Genesis", devoting himself to solo projects and shooting a movie. However, before leaving Genesis, he, together with members of Genesis recorded one of the best albums in the "post-Gabriel" history of the group "We Can't Dance" (1991) and participated in a big farewell tour (1993). Phil Collins starred in many films. One of the most famous film with him - "Buster"(1988), was a film based on the great train robbery in 1963. Phil Collins was married twice before his third marriage in 1999 to Orianne, a model from Switzerland. His first wife was Andrea Bertorelli (the marriage took place in 1975), but she could not stand the frequent touring and busy schedule of Phil due to his career. They had two children - daughter Joely (adopted) and son Simon. The second marriage to Jill Taverman (in 1985) also ended in divorce. Phil Collins has a daughter "Lily" from his second marriage. In 2001, Orianne gave birth to Nicholas - the youngest of Collins at present. Collins' repertoire is not limited to emotional melodic songs on love. In his songs (and for his own repertoire and Genesis), Phil Collins picks important social and moral themes: military conflicts, complex relationship between parents and children, the life of the homeless and other serious issues. Currently, Phil Collins is undergoing treatment for a hearing impairment, due to which he completely stopped performing in concerts. Success: Since his first solo album Phil Collins has sold more than hundred million copies of his albums (excluding the albums of Genesis). He collaborated with renowned artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield, Sting, John Cale, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Ravi Shankar and 2pac (Tupac Shakur). During the entire career of "Genesis" they could manage only once to climb to the top of the American Billboard Hot 100, whereas Collins managed to make it to the top seven times - with singles "Against All Odds" (1984), "One More Night" (1985) , "Sussudio" (1985), "Separate Lives" (1985), "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988), "Two Hearts" (1988) and with perhaps his most famous song "Another Day in Paradise" (1989). His first solo single "In the Air Tonight" (1981), is the song which identifies Phil Collins. Additional facts: Phil Collins is the only person who performed as himself in GTA (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories).

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