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Billy Idol is a British-American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, known for his punk rock roots and his successful solo career in the 1980s. He was born William Michael Albert Broad on November 30, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England.

Career History
Idol’s musical career began in the mid-1970s when he became a member of the punk rock band Generation X, one of the first punk bands to appear on the British TV music program “Top of the Pops.” He was the band’s lead singer and quickly gained recognition for his charisma and energy. Generation X had some success in the UK, releasing songs like “King Rocker,” but they disbanded in 1981.

Following the breakup of Generation X, Billy Idol moved to New York City and started his solo career, collaborating with guitarist Steve Stevens. In 1982, he released his self-titled debut solo album, which included the hits “White Wedding” and “Hot in the City.” His style combined punk’s rebellious spirit with a more radio-friendly sound, which helped him gain popularity in the United States and around the world.

Idol’s second album, “Rebel Yell” (1983), was a massive success, featuring hit songs like “Rebel Yell,” “Eyes Without a Face,” and “Flesh for Fantasy.” The album propelled Idol to superstardom, with a distinctive image that included his spiky blond hair, leather jackets, and energetic performances.

In the late 1980s, Idol continued to release successful albums, including “Whiplash Smile” (1986), which contained the hit single “To Be a Lover.” He also released a compilation album, “Vital Idol”*(1987), which included a remix of his earlier hit “Mony Mony.” This remix topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

However, Idol faced personal struggles, including drug addiction and a serious motorcycle accident in 1990, which caused significant injuries. These challenges affected his career in the early 1990s, though he made a comeback with the album “Charmed Life” (1990), featuring the hit single “Cradle of Love.”

Personal Life
Billy Idol’s personal life has been marked by both success and challenges. He has two children, Willem Wolf Broad and Bonnie Blue Broad, from his relationships with former partners. Idol has been open about his struggles with substance abuse, recounting his experiences in his autobiography, “Dancing with Myself” (2014), in which he discusses his rise to fame, the punk scene, and his personal battles.

Despite his ups and downs, Idol remains a respected figure in the music industry and has continued to tour and release new music. His enduring appeal and unique style have made him an icon of 1980s rock, with a legacy that continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans.

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