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The London-born Phil Collins got his start in a band called Flaming Youth in 1969, when he was just 18 years old. By the following year, he was drumming for Genesis. When singer Peter Gabriel left in 1975, Collins stepped up to the mic for another role. (He also played in the jazz-rock group Brand X.) In 1981, he released his debut solo album, ‘Face Value,’ which centered on his divorce. For the next decade or so, he split his time between Genesis — who got bigger than ever — and his successful solo career, which yielded the No. 1 albums ‘No Jacket required’ and ‘ … But Seriously’ in the ’80s. He left Genesis for good in 1996 and has since released more solo records. But after news of nerve damage surfaced, Collins has more or less retired from performing, claiming that he can’t play drums anymore. Still, fans hold out for a Genesis reunion featuring the core lineup from the ’70s.

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45 Years Ago: Genesis ‘Drummer Wanted’ Ad Lands Phil Collins

In 1970, Genesis were in the middle of some changes.

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Rhino

Phil Collins Announces Expanded ‘Face Value’ and ‘Both Sides’ Reissues

Phil Collins begins a comprehensive reissue campaign this fall, starting with remastered and expanded editions of his 1981 solo debut Face Value and 1993's Both Sides.

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30 Years Ago: Phil Collins Releases ‘Take Me Home’

'Take Me Home,' the fourth and final single from Phil Collins' 'No Jacket Required,' was released on July 25, 1985.

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30 Years Ago: Phil Collins Becomes Live Aid’s Transcontinental MVP

There were many ambitious things about Live Aid's execution and roster of performances. One of the biggest was Phil Collins performing at Live Aid on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Francis Tsang / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Phil Collins Vs. Bill Ward: March Drum Madness

In 1970, Phil Collins and Bill Ward were at the beginning of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame careers, but they took far different paths to get there.

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Ian Gavan / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Phil Collins Is Working on Adele’s New Album After All

Last January, Phil Collins revealed he was working with Adele on a song for her next album.

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Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ Cover Featured in Ad for ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues’

A new version of Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' provided the soundtrack in a Super Bowl ad for the upcoming NBC miniseries 'A.D.: The Bible Continues.'

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Atlantic Records

30 Years Ago: Phil Collins’ Solo Career Goes Supernova With ‘No Jacket Required’

By the mid-'80s, Phil Collins already had a pair of Top 10 solo albums to his credit, plus his day job in a little band called Genesis.

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Phil Collins Unable to Sing, Cancels First Concert Appearance In Four Years

A neurological condition prevented Phil Collins from performing at a charity concert.

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Phil Collins Considered Walking Out of Led Zeppelin’s Live Aid Reunion

Phil Collins says he considered quitting mid-performance during Led Zeppelin's underwhelming reunion show at Live Aid on July 13, 1985.

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