Billy Idol

Billy Idol

English rock musician
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Billy Idol

William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who holds dual British and American citizenship. He first achieved fame in the 1970s emerging from the London punk rock scene as a member of Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol a lead artist during the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" in the United States. The name "Billy Idol" was inspired by a schoolteacher's description of him as "idle".

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Full name at birth
William Michael Albert Broad
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Claim to fame
80s Icon and Generation X
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Date of birth
30 November 1955
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Place of birth
Middlesex, England
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Occupation
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
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Height
5' 9" (175 cm)
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Distinctive feature
Spikey dyed blond hair, super pale at times, loves to wear tight leather, ripped clothes
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Net worth
$50,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Worthing High School for Boys in West Sussex
  • Ravensbourne School for Boys
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University
  • University of Sussex, East Sussex, England (dropped out)
  • Brighton Polytechnic
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