Thursday, August 29, 2013

Billy Idol

Photo by me
Billy Idol sings many hits that everyone and their brother have sung along to like "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," and "Mony, Mony." Idol has been nominated for three Grammy awards. He's won an Mtv VMA as well for "Cradle of Love." Billy Idol has released seven studio albums, the most recent being a Christmas album for those of you who like to rock your holidays like me!
Billy continues to tour and still sounds amazing!

What is Billy Idol reading?

Billy tweeted this last week, "For my own edification I'm reading My Lunches With Orson Wells:Conversations with Henry Jaglom & Orson Welles by Peter Biskind."

Then the next day he tweeted, "Now reading Andrew Loog Oldham's book 'Stoned' about his youth & life in the '50's & '60's & his gradual involvement in music & arts." He added, "This book is a who's Who of Sixties London!"

Cool! Thanks, Billy!

Visit Billy's website at and follow him on Twitter.

Billy is featured in my upcoming picture book ROCKABET: CLASSIC EDITION which releases next month. Here's a sneak peek: I is for Billy Idol! (Illustration by Kelli Ann Little.)

Take a listen to one of his first big hits, "Dancing With Myself."


DEZMOND said...

ahah little Billy is so cute in your book :)
Loved CRADLE OF LOVE,such a classic video! Probably one of the ten most memorable videos ever

DiscConnected said...

While I was not a fan of Generation X, when he went solo, Billy won me over.

I agree with Dezmond-"Cradle Of Love" was a noteworthy video...


Kelly Polark said...

Dezz- Thanks, Dezz. My illustrator depicts the musicians as little kids! So cute!
Larry- Billy has some great, catchy songs. I saw him live a few years ago. He's still got it!

Rena Jones said...

I can't wait for your book, Kelly! I know the boys and I will love it. I always liked Billy Idol, too. I'm not sure what it was about him, but there was just something there. :)