Personalities | Phil Collins | Eighties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1951)

The London-born drummer and vocalist from Genesis established himself as an unlikely pop star in the early 1980s, alternating between atmospheric ballads such as ‘In The Air Tonight’ and ‘One More Night’, and up-tempo, soul-based numbers and covers, including ‘Easy Lover’, ‘Sussidio’ and ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’. Enormous selling albums Face Value (1981), No Jacket Required (1985) and … But Seriously (1989) made him one of the most successful artists of the decade.

Styles & Forms | Eighties | Rock
Personalities | Robert Cray | Eighties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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