He is a legendary musician whose songs we have all sung, yet he is currently ill and in pain.

One of the most well-known artists in the world, Genesis’ drummer and lead singer Phil Collins has won eight Grammy awards. He is one of only three musicians who have sold more than 100 million records both as a solo performer and as a band member, along with Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.

Collins was born to talented parents who fostered a love of music in him on January 30, 1951, in London, England.

Collins remembers when he was just five years old, his uncle made him a drum kit with tambourines, triangles, cymbals, and toy drums. “The old cliché is, well, at least that will keep him quiet,” he said.