Pop Idol Original

There is only one Idol in music and he was the English Born William Albert Michael Broad – Billy Idol. This was probably the dude that got most of us kids into the music scene and DJ-ing. This guy take the English Punk and westernizes the fashion with cowboy boots and buckles and creates the New Wave genre. The truly amazing thing about his music is that all radio stations played his stuff. He music was not dedicated to high numbers on the radio dial. You heard Billy Idol every where. His had hit album after hit. The fifth album Whiplash Smile – every song became a hit. And the first hit off the album was ‘To be a lover’.

Everyone waited for this album to come out. No one knew what to expect. It just became a complete gong show. Glamour Punk became New Wave of Rock’n Roll while influencing the exact opposite 15 years later – Grunge. It’s a history lesson here folks. Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues were on the tube.


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