The Alamo Historian
No one remember the Alamo with more zeal than Phil Collins. The former Genesis frontman revealed to Rolling Stone that his Swiss home contains a mini-museum of artifacts from the 1836 battle, including a Bowie knife, swords, cannonballs, maps, flasks and an autographed copy of Davy Crockett’s autobiography. He even named his Jack Russell terrier, Travis, after the Alamo commander William Barrett Travis. His most prized possession? A painting of himself clad in a 19-century military uniform standing alongside 184 defenders of the Alamo moments before the famous battle. —Jeff Royer
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