1968 to 2011
January 30, 1951 in Hounslow
London, United Kingdom
Philip David Charles Collins LVO
Phil Collins is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Collins joined prog rock group Genesis in 1970 as their drummer. In 1976 he also took up lead vocal duties in the group. Collins released his debut album as a solo artist in 1981 and went on to record eight solo albums. Throughout this time he explored more accessible pop territory. His commercial success as a solo artist significantly outpaced the heights he reached with Genesis. He has sold 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Some of his biggest hits include In the Air Tonight, Sussudio and Another Day in Paradise.
Another song that makes you want to sing it right there and then under the pouring rain. It's a ballad that can't possibly be more of the 80's, it was released in 1989 and it's a wonderful way to end a great decade of music where everything was... more groovy I suppose.