Phil Collins Charles David Phillip Collins, Colins, Collins, Collins, Phil, Collins', Collins/Charles, F. Collins, Fhill Collins, Me, P C, P Collins, P. C., P. Cilins, P. Colins, P. Collins, P. D. Collins, P.C, P.C., P.C.., P.Collins, Paul Collins, PC, Ph. Collins, Ph.Collins, Phil, Phil C., Phil Colins, Phil Collin, Phil Collins and Charles David, Phil Colltns, Philip “Phil” Collins, Philip Bailey, Philip Colins, Philip Collins, Philip David Charles Collins, Phill, Phill Collins, Phillip Collins, Phillip David Charles Collins, Pops, Фил Колинс, フィル・コリンズ, 柯林斯, 菲爾柯林斯British pop rock musician (drummer, pianist), songwriter and actor, born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London, England, UK. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. Best known as a member of Genesis, whom he joined in 1970 as a drummer, then becoming the lead vocalist in 1975 after the departure of Peter Gabriel. He began a solo career in 1981, while remaining a member of Genesis. Father of Simon Collins (with his first wife; marriage ended 1978); of Lily Collins (with his second wife Jill Tavelman; married, 4.8.1984, marriage ended, 1994); and of Nicholas Collins & Mathew Collins (with his third wife; married 1999, divorced 2008).