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An unlikely keeper of Texas lore: Rock star Phil Collins, collector of Alamo artifacts
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 5/11/12 | Steve Campbell

Posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:40 AM PDT by Til I am the last man standing

Sandwiched between two respected Texas historians on a hard church pew, the compact Englishman looks nervous, stroking his stubbled chin as he eyes 60 or so people crowded into the Buffalo Gap Chapel waiting for the sound of that voice they couldn't have escaped hearing over the last 40 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alamo; basement; philcollins

1 posted on 05/11/2012 9:40:44 AM PDT by Til I am the last man standing
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To: Til I am the last man standing

As a Texan, this story has fascinated me for years, Collins is fortunate to have discovered Texas.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Obama, Romney,"Eurasia" "Eastasia" "Oceania" I can't keep up with the players anymore.)
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To: Til I am the last man standing

Very cool! Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 9:47:47 AM PDT by Jaxmum
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To: Til I am the last man standing
"... Among his treasures are one of Davy Crockett's rifles and his post-death receipt from the Texian Army. They share space with Jim Bowie's knives"

God sakes alive. Davy Crockett's rifle and Jim Bowie's knives. Taken from the owners hands at the Alamo, yet.

$$$$$ to the max, if ever auctioned.

4 posted on 05/11/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Til I am the last man standing

Cool. I like Phil Collins.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: Til I am the last man standing
Excellent article .. thanks for posting !


Texas forever

6 posted on 05/11/2012 9:57:23 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: Til I am the last man standing
The coonskin cap was such a big thing when I was a kid. And so were our six shooters whcih were cap guns. All the years thatr we played, I don't ever remember anyone getting hurt.

Hurt was usually a bicycle or skate thing...or just plain "running".

How many times did you hear mom's command "walk".

7 posted on 05/11/2012 10:07:35 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: The KG9 Kid

I don’t know about the authenticity of the Crockett items, but according to several books about the history of the Alamo, they all claim that Bowie’s knife has never been found.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: Til I am the last man standing

I liked the Miami Vice episode with Phil Collins in it.

The only one I have any positive/fond memory of.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 10:12:31 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Sacajaweau

“You’ll poke your eye out!”


10 posted on 05/11/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: The KG9 Kid

***Davy Crockett’s rifle and Jim Bowie’s knives.***

Crockett’s rifle is actually in the State House Museum in Little Rock Arkansas. I saw it in the late 1960s when I lived there.

Maybe he had more than one.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Til I am the last man standing

Phil Collins Rocks! Should be made an Honorary Texan.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Til I am the last man standing; a fool in paradise

Then he’ll take it back to England, who fought us at Alamo!


13 posted on 05/11/2012 2:32:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: wildbill

I’ve been a fan of Genesis forever...one of the reasons is because Phil, Mike and Tony are just about as down-to-Earth as you will ever see from a rock band.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 2:33:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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me too. My fantasy is a new world tour with Peter Gabriel added if Phil could manage it?


15 posted on 05/11/2012 2:46:07 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: wildbill

I dunno, I saw videos of their last tour, and frankly I felt it’s best for them to call it a day.

However, I was hoping to see “The Musical Box” next time they roll into town, I missed out last year on seeing their recreation of “The Lamb” show.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Til I am the last man standing

I’m glad you posted this. It turns out that Phil is in my town tonight and tomorrow and is receiving an honorary doctorate from one of our local university’s tomorrow.

I applaud his work interest in the Alamo and I always enjoyed Genesis.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 8:06:13 PM PDT by mrpotatohead
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