Summary

Phil Collins' long awaited memoir doesn't hold back, featuring accounts of his music career and personal relationships. From his first tentative steps as a child actor to his remarkable career as a musician and his struggles with addiction and alcoholism, this is an intimate and engaging narrative about the man behind the music.
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
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By Mrs W Cole on 27-10-16

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 .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cliff on 02-11-16

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.

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By Anonymous User on 26-06-17

Wonderfull

I really loved this book. Extremely interesting for an old Genesis fan. It was very well performed by the author.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Graham Dunne on 05-02-17

Wonderful book

No holes barred autobiography of my life long hero... Phil is very straight and tells wonderful story from early days as a jobbing drummer to megastar and all the good and bad events along the way. Definitely worth a listen or read!

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