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Greatest Hits by Billy Idol

Greatest Hits by Billy Idol

Biography

Born: November 30, 1955 in Stanmore, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s

Along with Duran Duran, Billy Idol was one the first pop/rock artists to achieve massive success in the early ’80s due to a then brand-new U.S. television network, MTV. Mixing his bad-boy good looks with an appealing blend of pop hooks, punk attitude, and a dance beats, Idol quickly rocketed to stardom, before hard living derailed his career and almost proved fatal. Born William Michael Albert Broad on November 30, 1955, in Middlesex, England, the youngster relocated with his family for a brief spell…

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