Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad on November 30, 1955 in Middlesex, England) is an English musician. Idol lived in worthing before attending Sussex University for only a year before joining the bromley contingent of keen Sex Pistols fans. During this period, Idol decided to become a musician and formed a band called Generation X in 1976. Generation X signed to Chrysalis Records and released three successful albums before breaking up.
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