Billy Idol is a rock-singer from Great Britain, who is famous for his unique style and unusual approach. He started his music career when he was a student and got involved into punk.
Billy Idol took part in two bands - "Chelsea" and "Generation X", but then decided to become solo. The most famous and popular songs of Billy Idol are "WhiteWedding", Eyes without a face, "Rebel Yell", Flesh for Fantasy".
There is an interesting story about his nickname - he decided to choose "Idol", because one day a school teacher wrote at his school diary that he was an "idle". Billy came to a conclusion that this word is in tune with "Idol".
One day, a chemistry teacher wrote in Billy Broad's school diary a remark: William is idle (from the English. "William is an idler"). In the 1980s, the "lazy man" showed himself to be an incredibly efficient musician, ready to do anything for the sake of success. Thus was born Billy Idol - punk star, MTV favorite, author of hits like Rebel Yell and Dancing with Myself.
The biography of William Michael Albert Broad, who later called himself Billy Idol, began on November 30, 1955, in a family of ardent Anglicans in Stanmore, Middlesex, UK.
As soon as Billy Idol was 2 years old, he had to move to Long Island, New York. He liked the life of an American: freedom flourished in the country, and Elvis Presley was the No. 1 man. But at the age of 7 I had to return to gloomy Great Britain.
Peers disliked Billy Idol, called him "Yankees", teased him for his frivolous American accent. He became an outcast, an outsider. Experienced grievances and vain accusations were so deeply embedded in the head that Billy Idol, even after becoming famous, continued to be a freak.
After school, Billy Idol had a modest choice - either to work for his father, or to continue his studies. In October 1975, he entered the University of Sussex in the linguistics department, but withdrew the papers after a semester. The musician hated the idea of living according to a typical scenario: school - university - work - family - old age. He strove to create, but could not find his sphere.
The music of The Sex Pistols, which Billy Idol fell in love with in 1976, helped. Under her influence, he joined the punk band Chelsea as a guitarist and then formed Generation X.