The Resource Not dead yet : the memoir, Phil Collins

Not dead yet : the memoir, Phil Collins

Label
Not dead yet : the memoir
Title
Not dead yet
Title remainder
the memoir
Statement of responsibility
Phil Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Genesis front man and successful solo artist presents a reflective memoir that shares insights into the remarkable experiences behind many of his iconic songs and performances, discussing his early years, relationships with fellow artists, and struggles with addiction
  • Phil Collins pulls no punches--about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In this much-awaited memoir, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age thirteen in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Soon he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and "In the Air Tonight." Whether Collins is recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, or writing the music for Disney's smash hit Tarzan, his storytelling chops never waver. And, of course, he answers the pressing question on everyone's mind: just what does "Sussudio" mean? Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins' candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, and the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air but has never lost his touch for crafting songs from the heart that stir listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he recounts his harrowing descent into darkness after his "official" retirement in 2007, and the profound, enduring love that helped save him. This is Phil Collins as you've always known him but also as you've never heard him before.--From dust jacket
  • A drummer almost before he could walk, Collins received on-the-job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis, and stockpiling stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame. This is his unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the drinking and the deafness, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines, and his harrowing descent into darkness after his "official" retirement in 2007
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10530294
Cataloging source
FMG
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Collins, Phil
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Collins, Phil
  • Rock musicians
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the memoir
Label
Not dead yet : the memoir, Phil Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not drowning but waving -- Traveling to the beat of a different drum -- "Drummer seeks band; has own sticks" -- The ballad of All things must pass -- The genesis of Genesis -- From Blue Boar to fox's head -- Lamb lies down, singer flies off -- Family man, frontman -- The divorce that roared -- Ace value -- Hello, I must be busy -- Hello, I must be busy II -- Live Aid: my part in its downfall -- The great brain robbery -- But seriously, folks -- Faxgate -- Taxgate -- Big band, big apes, big love -- Goodbye to all that -- Turn it on again, turn it off again -- Straitjacket required -- Not dead yet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101907474
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960806619
  • ocn960806619
  • OCoLC
Label
Not dead yet : the memoir, Phil Collins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Not drowning but waving -- Traveling to the beat of a different drum -- "Drummer seeks band; has own sticks" -- The ballad of All things must pass -- The genesis of Genesis -- From Blue Boar to fox's head -- Lamb lies down, singer flies off -- Family man, frontman -- The divorce that roared -- Ace value -- Hello, I must be busy -- Hello, I must be busy II -- Live Aid: my part in its downfall -- The great brain robbery -- But seriously, folks -- Faxgate -- Taxgate -- Big band, big apes, big love -- Goodbye to all that -- Turn it on again, turn it off again -- Straitjacket required -- Not dead yet
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101907474
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)960806619
  • ocn960806619
  • OCoLC

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