16 March 2023
Band: GENERATION X
Who: Glam and glitter punks from London
fronted by blonde God Billy Idol. Born as
William Michael Albert Broad 67 years ago.
Active: 1976-1981 / 4 studio LPs
Gen X looked like a teenage boys band playing teenybopper punk
and build a massive fan base mostly with their shouty riff-rock-fueled
singles and, of course, Billy‘s looks. After the split in 1981 Idol moved
to America to start a titanic solo career (remember White Wedding?).
Bassist Tony James formed eccentric-looking novelty band Sigue Sigue
Sputnik that went down quickly.
Three top GEN X moments.
– DANCING WITH MYSELF –
(From their final LP)
– YOUR GENERATION –
– LIVE 1977 –
(Before Billy turned blonde)
GENERATION X: Facebook – Story