Billy Idol
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1955-11-30
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Billy Idol

Billy Idol Biography (Wikipedia)

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as a member of Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" in the United States. The name "Billy Idol" was inspired by a schoolteacher's description of him as "idle".

Idol began his music career in late 1976 as a guitarist in the punk rock band Chelsea. However, he soon left the group. With his former bandmate Tony James, Idol formed the band Generation X. With Idol as lead singer, the band achieved success in the United Kingdom and released three albums on Chrysalis Records before disbanding. In 1981, Idol moved to New York City to pursue his solo career in collaboration with guitarist Steve Stevens. His debut studio album, Billy Idol (1982), was a commercial success. With music videos for singles "Dancing with Myself" and "White Wedding" Idol soon became a staple of then-newly established MTV.

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Rebel Yell
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Rebel Yell
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Hot In The City
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Hot In The City
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White Wedding
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White Wedding
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White Wedding
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White Wedding
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Eyes Without A Face
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Eyes Without A Face
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Dancing With Myself
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Dancing With Myself
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Mony Mony
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Mony Mony
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Mony Mony (Live)
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Mony Mony (Live)
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