Tonight’s mystery artist said, All I set out to do was to earn a living playing drums, you know? And as luck would have it, I've surpassed that. Think you know who started with humble ambitions?

This came out of Brainy Quotes from Genesis drummer Phil Collins. Phil’s an accomplished drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Other achievements and awards according to Wikipedia include:

  • Eight studio albums that have sold 150 million worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists
  • He has received...
  • Eight Grammy Awards
  • Six Brit Awards (winning Best British Male Artist three times)
  • Two Golden Globe Awards
  • One Academy Award
  • A Disney Legend Award
  • Six Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the International Achievement Award.
  • He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999
  • He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003
  • He entered Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010
  • He has also been inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.

Yeah, we guess he's done alright. Here he is with the band that started it all.

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