Not Dead Yet (Unabridged)
by Phil Collins
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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.
No Bullsh*t Required - Superb
As a fan of Genesis and much of Phils solo work, this book took my immediate interest. Not because I was a fan of the music, but because I wasn't a fan of Phil Collins, the person.
I am more than pleased to say that isn't the case anymore. This true biog gives a fly on the wall account of his life and experiences, of which there are many - all truly page turning. The accounts are honest, truthful, insightful funny to very funny and poignant. I understand him now, I understand how hard he worked and how he gave everything he had to the job he loves, music.
I for one have a new found respect for Phil Collins and as a musician myself am pleased to add him to my list of musical heroes.
Thanks Phil, great job.
Not Read Yet....
...but I have listened to the Audio book. As a massive Genesis fan of the late 70's, and far lesser fan of the last solo 30 years, I was expecting the book to plumet half way through. Turns out that the whole thing is very interesting. Goes a long way to explaining why Phil's been looking so put-upon the last 25 years. This book had next to no chance of living up to my expectations, but it did. Highly recommended for anyone with any level of interest in him
Not F'kin Read Yet!
I can't see where the last 6 hours of my download is, wtf is going on itunes? itunes is such a f'kin rip off. Give me what I paid for!