Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography

Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography

Non-Fiction, Music Biographies & Musicians, Music
Hardback Published on: 20/10/2016
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It’s the morning after the hangover before. My lost weekend became a few lost years, and nearly lost me my life. Now I have to engage with some sober reflection and wonder: how did I end up like that, alone and drowning in the bottom of a bottle?
Phil Collins: for a drummer who so readily stepped into Peter Gabriel’s outlandish Genesis platforms and forged a huge, pan-Atlantic solo career, the tone of this extraordinary rock music tell-all is often self-admonishing: as Clive James once quoted, talent is rare but the talent to handle talent is rarer still. From the heights of almost defining the sound of the eighties, what follows is a compelling, rough-ride to oblivion, replete with broken marriages and a battle with the bottle that almost ends his life.
The entire story is here, from Collins’ beginnings as a child actor to his status as one of only three musicians globally to sell over 100 million records as both a group and a solo artist. There are of course extraordinary tales – the release of *Face Value*, playing twice at Live Aid, bagging an Oscar for Disney’s animated adaptation of *Tarzan*, to name a handful – and throughout, despite the highs and lows, the understanding of his innate gift for music which refused to fully fade away.
'It’s not all darkness. *Not Dead Yet* is laced with self-lacerating wit and celebrity cameos (Dustin Hoffman, Tony Bennett, Adele) rendered with unusual candour.' - *The New York Times*

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781780895123
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 812g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm

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Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography
I am not a fan of celebrity autobiographies......tend to leave them on the shelves of the book store for someone else... However, I am a Phil Collins fan ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp