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BIRTHDAY: November 30, 1955
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1982...

June
Billy Idol - "Hot In The City" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "Hot In The City."
from the LP
Billy Idol
ARC chart run: 40 - 35 - 31 - 27 - 25 - 23 - 21 - 19 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

1983...

June
Billy Idol - "White Wedding" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "White Wedding" from the LP Billy Idol.
(
Available for download at iTunes mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

1984...# 27 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Billy Idol - "Eyes Without A Face" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "Eyes Without A Face."
from the LP
Rebel Yell
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 - 17 - 12 - 10 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 8 - 11 - 28 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the
Top 10 with "Eyes Without A Face."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
Flesh For Fantasy."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Dancing With Myself" was nominated for 3
MTV Video Music Awards including Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Best Art Direction, and the video for "Eyes Without A Face" was nominated for Best Editing and Best Cinematography.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
Catch My Fall."

1985...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Rebel Yell").

1986...# 84 Singles Artist of the Year

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
To Be A Lover."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the
Top 10 with "To Be A Lover."

1987...# 19 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("To Be A Lover").
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
Don't Need A Gun."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
Sweet Sixteen."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "
Mony Mony."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the
Top 10 with "Mony Mony."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit
#1 for a week with "Mony Mony."

1990...# 35 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Billy Idol - "Cradle Of Love" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 and Top 10 with "Cradle Of Love."
(available for download at
Available for download at iTunes mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit
#1 for a week with "Cradle Of Love."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Cradle Of Love" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film and was nominated for Best Male Video and Best Special Effects.

October
Billy Idol - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Idol hit the Top 40 with "L.A. Woman."

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Idol was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Cradle Of Love").

1993...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Shock To The System" was nominated for 2
MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Editing.

October
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Rolling Stone: "The 100 Top Music Videos" included "White Wedding" at # 77.

1999...

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made included "Cradle Of Love" at # 86.

2001...

May
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VH1: 100 Greatest Videos included "White Wedding" at # 55.

2002...

September
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VH1: 100 Sexiest Artists included Idol at # 55.

2006..

October
Billy Idol - The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself (CD/DVD)button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's included "White Wedding" at # 53.

2008..

June
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The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself (Billboard peak: # 73) was released.

LPs
 
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