Since at least 2007, a group of friends from the Rockaways in New York has celebrated Phil Collins Day, in honor of the Genesis singer/songwriter. What Phil Collins song will YOU play in his honor?
The web site the group put together is super vague as to the reasons behind this other than to say , “starting in the halls of high-school, friends explored the complexity of love through the celebration of singer/songwriter Phil Collins” , and there’s no mention of the significance of the date. (I just checked wikipedia, and it’s not his birthday).
But who am I to stand in the way of a celebration of all things PHIL.
Here’s a low key parade they staged in honor of the occasion two years ago.
They will be meeting tonight with their drums to bang out some Phil songs if you want to drive over. The address is on their web page. And remember, no jacket required, Phil would love it that way.
I will celebrate in my own way, with my favorite Phil video, “Sussudio”, featuring the mighty Earth, Wind and Fire horn section.
One of my favorite comedians has a great bit on growing up in Phil’s era.