unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his
marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into
the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell over 100
million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes
rare air, but he has never lost his talent for crafting songs that
touch listeners around the globe.
This is the story of his epic career, from child actor to one of the most successful songwriters of the pop music era. A
drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job
training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging
London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Later he would
step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel,
and compose the songs that would rocket him to international solo fame
with the release of Face Value and ‘In the Air Tonight’.
he’s recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling
together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, playing twice at Live Aid,
or writing the Oscar-winning music for Disney’s smash-hit animated film
Tarzan, Collins keeps it intimate and his storytelling gift never wavers.
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