Phil Collins and Genesis Top Songs

Singer, songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor, Philip Collins was born in London, England in 1951.
Before his musical career took off, Phil was a child actor, who appeared as the Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver.  He also appeared as an extra in the Beatles film, "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 and he also appeared in the Dick Van Dyke film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
Phil also knew, at an early age, that music was going to be a part of his life, when he received a drum set for Christmas at five years old.  He played with several bands in high school, but cut his first album in 1969, when he signed as a drummer for the group Flaming Youth.  After a year, and with little success, Flaming Youth disbanded.
In 1970, Phil answered a classified ad for a drummer and won the audition, which was held at Peter Gabriel's parent's home, for the band Genesis.  Gabriel left the group in 1975, to follow a solo career, and Phil took over lead vocals.
Genesis didn't have its first Top 40 hit until 1978 with "Follow You, Follow Me."  Phil cut his first solo album in 1981 while still singing lead for Genesis and would continue to do through 1987.  Phil's solo efforts produced many hits including, "In The Air Tonight" in 1981, which was used on the TV show "Miami Vice" and in the Tom Cruise film, "Risky Business."
On the charts, as a solo artist and with Genesis, Phil has had 37 Top 40 hits on Billboard's weekly charts with seven of them going to number one.  Here's a look at Phil Collins twenty biggest hits, according to Billboard's Weekly Top 40 Charts.
1. Another Day In Paradise - 1989 - Phil's biggest record went to #1 for four weeks and had some help with backing vocals by David Crosby.
2. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - 1984 - originally titled "How Can You Just Sit There" this is the title song from the film "Against All Odds."
3. Groovy Kind Of Love - 1988 - a #2 song for The Mindbenders in 1966, this is one of 2 number one songs from the film "Buster" starring Phil Collins.
4. Two Hearts - 1989 - the other number one song from "Buster", it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
5. One More Night - 1985 - this song was used, for a while in the 1990's, by The American Red Cross, in their public service announcements promoting shelters.
6. Separate Lives - 1985 - more movie music.  This time, Phil shares the microphone with vocalist Marilyn Martin and was featured as the love theme from the film "White Nights."  Written by Stephen Bishop ("On And On"), he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.
7. Sussudio - 1985 - Phil says the word "sussudio" was an improvised lyric and has no meaning.
8. Invisible Touch - 1986 - the only number one single Genesis ever had, a limited edition of a live version of this single was released in 1992.
9. Easy Lover - 1985 - a duet with Philip Bailey, was actually Bailey's song with Phil helping out and it appeared on Bailey's "China Wall" album.
10. In Too Deep - 1987 - from the Genesis album, "Invisible Touch", Phil was asked to write a song for the soundtrack to the movie "Mona Lisa."
11. I Wish It Would Rain Down - 1990 - from the album " Seriously", guitar work on this song comes from the legendary Eric Clapton.
12. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - 1987 - this Genesis single was featured in Michelob beer commercials.
13. Land Of Confusion - 1987 - most Genesis fans remember this song for its music video that featured many puppets of celebrities from Ronald Regan to Mick Jagger.
14. Do You Remember? - 1990 - featuring backing vocals by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop.
15. Don't Lose My Number - 1985 - Phil admits that even he doesn't fully understand the meaning of the lyrics.  The single was never released in the UK.
16. Throwing It All Away - 1986 - written by Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford who would go on to form the band "Mike and the Mechanics."
17. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven - 1990 - originally written for the film "War Of The Roses" starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
18. That's All - 1984 - the first top ten single for Genesis.
19. Take Me Home - 1986 - another single featured on the NBC-TV series "Miami Vice", this single features backing vocals from Peter Gabriel and Sting.
20. You Can't Hurry Love - 1983 - a number one single for The Supremes in 1966 and Phil's first solo top ten song.
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Phil has also played in the jazz rock group, Brand X and, in 1996, he formed the Phil Collins Big Band.
Phil has been married three times and has five children.  He currently resides in Switzerland to be near his children.
In 2009, he dislocated some vertebrae in his neck, while touring with Genesis.  The operation on his neck left it so his hands couldn't function normally, thus making his ability to play drums or piano difficult.
Phil still records and he released an album in 2010 called, "Going Back."

Zombies be Real or Not in Real Life?

The Walking Dead aired its mid-season finale on Dec. 1, having its usual flair, blood and gore. The AMC hit is going to be back in Feb. 2014 with new episodes, more zombies and even more trouble for the survivors with this particular zombie apocalypse. Could zombies happens to real life? The answer could be "maybe".

The your body is known to exhibit some very strange conditions and behaviors ingesting drugs or illness. The zombie craze in modern entertainment, with World War Z and The Walking Dead as prime examples, demonstrates that an illness could cause an uncontrollable pandemic as well as the collapse of civilization. While we are conscious of no illness that fulfills the factors to create entertainment zombies, there are many very real illnesses which could substitute in some ways.
Kuru is really a rare illness brought on by prions, particles less space-consuming than a virus. It had been noticed in New Guinea among tribes that practiced ritual cannibalism. The illness has a decade or higher to show, the ones stricken from it exhibit the coordination problems and trouble walking, as well as tremors and muscle jerks, that are affecting entertainment zombies. The name means "laughing disease" inside the language on the Fore, the native tribe most afflicted, based on National Geographic. Kuru caused the sick to laugh uncontrollably. A patient with kuru has to be frightening sight.

Parkinson’s disease was reported so long ago as 5000 BC in Indian medical texts, in accordance with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The cause just isn't known but there are numerous studies suggesting genetics may play an aspect. About 50,000 cases on this condition are diagnosed annually from the U.S. The NINDS describes the leading symptoms of Parkison’s as:
tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness on the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of motion; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination. As these symptoms you have to be pronounced, patients could have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks.

These are merely two of many illnesses and scenarios that can mimic the look presented by zombies on The Walking Dead. But zombies feel little pain, and then try to move despite serious wounds.
A neuroscience website for the University of Washington describes phencyclidine (PCP) as:
a dissociative anesthetic because users seem to be "disconnected" from other environment: they are fully aware where they may be, nonetheless they do not feel as if they may be part from it... People ingesting PCP may well not feel pain along with their perception of sensory stimuli could possibly be altered...

There are also drugs, including new, designer drugs that achieve the street practically every day, with mind-altering effects. Scientific American explored the extremes that the body of a human can reach beneath a surge of adrenaline in the story titled When Fear Makes Us Superhuman. The body system is capable of a great deal more than most ask of it and also the "superhuman" abilities of zombies are possible through drugs or some kind of metabolic disturbance.

The dead usually are not rising to enjoy our brains. The complexity of the body of a human and its processes provides examples of behavior and physical abilities that mimic the zombies we seen on tv and within the movies. Could zombies happen in real life? The answer is usually a firm "maybe".