Billy Idol biography

Billy Idol

Hard rock, Musical Artist

1955 –

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Who is Billy Idol?

William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician. A member of the Bromley Contingent of Sex Pistols fans, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X. Unlike other British punk rock artists, Idol claimed he was inspired by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Idol then embarked on a successful solo career, and was a member of the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. A series of music videos for songs such as "Dancing With Myself", "White Wedding", "Rebel Yell" and "Eyes Without a Face" made him one of the first MTV stars. Idol continues to tour with guitarist Steve Stevens.

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Born
Nov 30, 1955
Stanmore
Also known as
  • William Broad
  • William Michael Albert Broad
  • Generation X
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Tideway School
  • Ravensbourne School
  • University of Sussex
Lived in
  • Stanmore
  • Patchogue

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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