Happy Birthday Phil Collins

Phil Collins was born in London on January 30, 1951.  Best-known as a solo singer and former drummer for Genesis, there’s a lot more to his story.

He was a stage actor as a young child and in 1988 starred in the movie Buster.

In addition to being an actor, singer and musician Phil is an author.  He wrote the book The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey. Over the years, he collected hundreds of artifacts related to the Alamo.  He donated the entire collection to the Lone Star state and to show their gratitude, Phil Collins was named an honorary Texan by the state legislature.

Financially speaking, he’s done very well.  In fact, Phil was estimated to be the world’s second richest drummer after Ringo Starr.

From 1985, here’s one of his biggest hits:

 

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