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Phil Collins

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins (born 30 January 1951)[1] is an English singer, drummer and actor. He was born in Hounslow,[2] Middlesex, England. He plays with the band Genesis. He is very well known for his career away from the band, as a solo singer. His most well known album is No Jacket Required, which has sold over ten million copies in the United States. One of his most well known songs is "In the Air Tonight", which had a long running false rumour that it was about a drowning that Collins had witnessed. Collins starred in the movie Buster.


  1. GRO Register of Births MAR 1951 5e 137 EALING – Philip D. C. Collins, mmn = Strange
  2. "Not one more night: Singer Phil Collins announces his retirement". Retrieved 5 June 2012.