Phil Collins has hinted that the Prince’s Trust series could be resurrected.
The Prince’s Trust rock gala was held for the first time in 1983 at London’s Dominion Theatre, while the June 1988 concert at the capital’s Royal Albert Hall has recently been released on DVD and featured an all-star cast including Elton, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Phil.
Collins stated that he believes there has been chatter about bringing back the event.
But he added: “We built up a live reputation, but people don’t wait to see people live now like they used to.
“There is music on tonnes of television channels and that means that we hear a record constantly for a month and then don’t hear from the act again.”
He said he has just started watching the Prince’s Trust concerts – held in the 1980s and 1990s – on DVD with his children.
The entertainer was instrumental in bringing on board other ambassadors by writing letters informing them of the charity’s mission to help Britain’s youth.
He spoke of the music workshops he held where he would teach teenagers how to drum and perform for the prince during the 1980s.
“They were lacking in confidence and it was fantastic to see the change after they went through a week of courses,” he said.
Sadly, the former member of Genesis has revealed he will never drum again because he is suffering from a painful spine injury.
He can’t even hold his sticks after years of sitting in front of a drumkit.
However, Collins has no intention of giving up music.