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Phil Collins Thinks He Is Not Qualified for Hall of Fame Honor

June 17, 2010 (6:53 am) GMT
Set to be presented with Johnny Mercer Award on Thursday, June 17, the 'Against All Odds' hitmaker admits, 'That's something that I never thought I'd be qualified to get.'

Veteran rocker was left dumbfounded when he learned he would be receiving the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor this year - because he was convinced he was not "qualified". The former ' frontman will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, in recognition of his lyrical prowess on classics such as "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight", at a ceremony in New York on Thursday, June 17. Collins admits he was taken aback by the honor - and initially assumed he was simply being called on to present the prize to another artist.

He tells the Associated Press, "That's something that I never thought I'd be qualified to get; I still don't think I'm qualified to get it." The 59-year-old star was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.

First-time Hall of Fame honorees on Thursday, June 17 will include , , songwriter/producer and late reggae great .

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