Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
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1951 – Born on the 30th of January in Chiswick, London.
1970 – Collins answered a Melody Maker classified ad for "…a drummer sensitive to acoustic music, and acoustic twelve-string guitarist".
1971 – Collins won the audition, and a year later, Nursery Cryme was released.
1974 – While recording the album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Brian Eno was in need of a drummer for his album Another Green World and Phil was sent to play drums as payment for his doings with the band.
1975 – Following the final tour supporting the concept album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
1982 – Collins’s career took place, when he produced Something’s Going On, a solo album by Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of ABBA fame.
1984 – Collins garnered attention when he produced Philip Bailey’s Chinese Wall album.
1984 – Collins wrote and performed the title song to Against All Odds.
1985 – Collins was invited to perform at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s charity concert, at both Wembley Stadium in England, and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia in the U.S.
– Collins performed "Separate Lives" for the film White Nights.
1988 – Collins starred in the movie Buster about the Great Train Robbery, which took place in England in the 1960s.
1989 – Collins produced another successful album, …But Seriously, featuring the anti-homelessness anthem "Another Day in Paradise", with David Crosby on backing vocals.
1996 – Collins formed The Phil Collins Big Band.
– Collins left Genesis to focus on his solo career the last studio album with him as the lead singer was 1991’s We Can’t Dance.
1999 – Collins went further with his next single, "You’ll Be in My Heart", from the movie Tarzan.
– Collins performed the soundtrack to the animated film Tarzan for The Walt Disney Company. He won an Oscar for "You’ll Be in My Heart", which he performed at that year’s telecast as well as during a Disney-themed Super Bowl halftime show.
2001 – Collins was sought out by the satirist Chris Morris and appeared in the Brass Eye ‘Paedophile Special’ endorsing a spoof charity called ‘Nonce Sense’. A significant moment from this program is where Collins, dressed in a matching baseball cap and t-shirt emblazoned with the name of this fictitious charity, stares into the camera and declares: "…I’m talking Nonce-sense."
2003 – Collins recently reported losing his hearing in one ear, and announced his last solo tour.
2005 – Collins work on Brother Bear was expanded as Disney used the song "Welcome" as the theme for Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams, the main parade celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland.
2006 – Disney’s Tarzan was adapted for Broadway. Collins contributed 11 new songs and instrumental pieces, and was deeply involved in the production. Unlike the movie, where Collins sang all the material, the characters sang on stage.