Happy 70th birthday to Phil Collins who was born on 1/30/51. The former drummer of Genesis has had quite a ride as prog drummer, lead singer of the band through their hits era and then a big-time solo career. Collins is among the best-selling music artists of all time with 33.5 million RIAA-certified albums sold in the US and an estimated 150 million worldwide. He is one of three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.
Collins has been out of hiding in recent years with a long-awaited solo tour and better yet Genesis reunion (Phil, Mike and Tony) shows in the work for this autumn in the UK. Watch Phil take on the underrated “Many Too Many” at Knebworth ’78.