Phil Collins Thinks He Is Not Qualified for Hall of Fame Honor
Veteran rocker Phil Collins 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 Genesis' 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 Leonard Cohen, Earth, Wind & Fire, songwriter/producer David Foster and late reggae great Bob Marley.
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