Happy Birthday! Billy Idol

Born on this day in 1955, William Michael Albert Broad, pka Billy Idol, turns 64. The English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor first achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the punk rock band Generation X. Subsequently, he embarked on a solo career which led to international recognition and made Idol one of the lead artists during the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" in the United States. After living in the USA for 30 years, Billy recently became an official American citizen.

In his honor, take a video trip down memory lane with one of rock's most iconic frontmen.



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