Billy Idol : Cradle Of Love… Dancing With Myself… Eyes without A Face… Flesh For Fantasy… Hot In The City… LA Woman… Mony Mony… Rebel Yell… Scream… Speed… To Be A Lover… White Wedding…
Billy Idol was born in Middlesex, England on November 30, 1955 and started life as William Michael Albert Broad.
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William embraced the fashion and music through the 60s and early 70s: from Mods to Rockers, Beatles to The Who and then Bowie. He taught himself how to play guitar and started singing in local bands and in 1976, William Broad was reborn as Billy Idol.
By the end of the 80s, Idol had numerous platinum albums to his credit and was enjoying sold out tours worldwide. He had three Grammy nominations, one MTV Video Music Awardc, and a prestigious Brit Award. In the 1980’s he had a string of hits including “White Wedding”, “Hot In The City”, “Eyes Without A Face” and in 1987 his recording of “Mony Mony” reached number 1 in the Billboard singles chart. In the UK his records fared well with 3 UK top ten hits and 8 top 40 albums.
In 1991, Idol acted in Oliver Stones’ film “The Doors” and also appeared as himself in a celebrated cameo in 1998’s “The Wedding Singer”. In the ‘90s and beyond, Billy Idol released two of his most noteworthy records: 1993’s “Cyberpunk” and 2005’s, “Devil’s Playground”.
His autobiography, “Dancing With Myself”, tells of all the ups and downs of the man who is, was, and forever would be Idol.
The 2014 album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground”, is instantly recognizable as classic Idol and recalls his very best work, but with a healthy dose of maturity, musical depth, and charismatic reflection.