Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil Collins

Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

byPhil Collins

Kobo ebook | October 25, 2016

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Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music.

In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 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 he’s 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 animated Tarzan, Collins’s 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’s candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, 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 at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he unfolds 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.

Title:Not Dead Yet: The MemoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101907495

ISBN - 13:9781101907498

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phil Fans Rejoice I am not normally a reader of Bio-picks, but if you are a Phil Collins fan, this book is one you will want to read. It was really interesting on all levels of his life.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Enjoyed this book by one of my favourite artists. However I am less of a fan of the man after reading what he is like off stage.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good text If you're a fan, I would recommend it
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it It's a good read, I enjoyed it
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Who doesn't love Phil Enjoyed reading this one. Couldn't put it down. Recommended.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Congratulations Phil Collins Phil can do no wrong, A long over due memoir by one of the greats. Very nice read and insight into the life and career of a great man, musician and artist.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nostalgic tales of Phil Collins Having grown up with Phil Collins as a major contributor to my life's soundtrack, I enjoyed this book. It revealed details about his life that were new to me, such as his childhood spent as an actor, and his obsession with performing and writing music. I also learned about his multiple marriages and health issues later in life. His descriptions of songs made me listen to them again and try to hear the other musicians and their influence, such as Sting.
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