Renowned for his distinguished voice and intensely emotional delivery, sophisticated technical drumming style in varying time signatures, and ‘gated reverberation on his drums’. Also linked to the band 'Genesis'.
January 30, 1951
Phil Collins is one of the most influential rock singers of all time who described himself, ‘I’m not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I’m a drummer that sings a bit.’ The highly successful ’Another Day in Paradise’ (1989) singer also noted, ’I just don’t think of myself as a star. This is what I do for a living; I’m fortunate that I make ends meet.’
He is known for being a patron of several philanthropic causes. These include South Africa’s The Topsy Foundation, which aids their destitute rural communities that are greatly affected by HIV, AIDS, and extreme poverty; The Little Dreams Foundation, which is focused on realizing ‘the dreams of children in the fields of sports and art’; and UK’s Children in Hunger, where they are aimed at striving against child poverty in Brazil.