Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.
Revered as a drummer, he's the only performer of distinction to have appeared at both the UK and US original Live Aid concerts, the creator of numerous worldwide hits, and an Oscar winner for the song 'You'll Be in My Heart' from the Disney film Tarzan.
Phil Collins' life has also been rich with experience outside of music, starting with his career as a child actor, appearing aged 13 as the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver! through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice and The Band Played On. In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career and what it is like to work with other rock legends, from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.
Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.
©2016 Phil Collins (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
My very first audiobook, and not my last, I hope. I'm a Massive fan of Collins and this book gave me everything a fan would want from the man. I did think the early years and later years were more interesting, as his 80's period has has been well documented before, in other works. A sad story, with humour and amazing achievement is my way of briefly summing up the book. I loved the personality of the audiobook, which for me gave it that cheeky Chappy feel... highly recommend.
"A must for fans, a captivating book for everyone"
Never boring, sometimes astonishing and sometimes sad. This book shares a look into the life of Phil Collins. And it's not just for fans either. Mr Collins story gives the listener an understanding why he did what he did, both in his personal and his professional life.
A big plus is the fact that Phil Collins is narrating it himself!
"Honest interesting amazing account"
Loved this audible book by Phil Collins easy to listen to as he narrated it , believable you feel your right there on the amazing life journey he tells about his career and personal life , funny , touching , exciting , humbling, just a normal bloke really , long awaited but well worth the wait .
"New Respect Indeed."
Biographies like these are an important read. They help you understand what goes on behind the scenes of life. They help you understand that everyone struggles with "stuff" and understanding this inspires you. I used to think Phil Collins was a pretty good singer for a drummer. He is also a pretty good author for a singer. Well done Philip. Well done.
"superbly told, very inspiring"
I was never a huge fan but I certainly am now. not just of the music but this incredibly gifted and hard working man. The stories in this book run parallel with memories I have of the 70's 80's 90's - lots of funny and fascinating anticdotes. well done Phil!
"A raw, honest and funny insight!"
The life and career of one of my favourite music heroes - made me laugh and cry in equal measure!
"Wow. Fantastic book and fantastic to listen to."
A must have for fans of Genesis, Phil Collins and basically anyone who loved the 80s. Phil reading this makes this a 5 star book. Witty in places and his life laid bare. learnt many things about a legend and other legends that I never knew.
"brilliant and intresting"
Great to learn about one of my favourite musicians of my youth. Great book and great it is read by Phil
"still at the top"
loved all the great insight into the background of a star. long may he remain.
"Phil Collins speaks as he lived it"
I could almost see phil as he lived his life from beginning to present
"A surprisingly honest account"
I was positively surprised of the straightforwardness of this biography. I am a fan, but I would've been happy even with less detail. Was easy to listen, still.
"amazing life story from a brilliant artist"
I grew up listening to Phil through my dad. I always loved his solo material and to think he wrote and performed pretty much all of it himself is remarkable. A fascinating read narrated by a very intelligent man.
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