PHIL COLLINS: Happy 67th birthday to a legend
Birthday wishes to music icon Phil Collins. Phil made his name as a drummer for Genesis beginning in the 70's. His first big solo hit was "In The Air Tonight" in 1981. Here's a look at his amazing career:
- The Genesis drummer became the band's vocalist after Peter Gabriel quit in 1975.
- The onetime child actor appeared as an extra in The Beatles' first movie, A Hard Day's Night.
- While remaining in Genesis, he launched a solo career with the five-million-selling album Face Value.
- In 1984, the movie theme "Against All Odds" became his first number-one hit.
- The single won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and was nominated for an Oscar.
- Phil says that song was inspired by the break-up with his first wife.
- In 2012, he was estimated to be the second richest drummer in rock and roll, trailing only Ringo Starr.
- He divorced and then reconciled with his third wife, Orianne Cevey.
- They spend most of their year in Miami.
- Due to orthopedic problems, Phil is no longer able to play the drums.