Snap Scene: Billy Idol, Australian Open Live Stage, 29th January 2020

Idol’s place in rock & roll history is one of legend: born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England, his tale is an extraordinary one. From a childhood spent between Long Island, NY and the UK of the ‘60s/‘70s, Idol’s brash, bold and searingly honest voice has been embraced by fans worldwide. Idol first took his moniker back in 1976 as part of seminal London band Generation X. Years of in-your-face attitude and fire are all across hits including ‘To Be A Lover’, ‘Mony Mony’, ‘Sweet Sixteen’, ‘Cradle Of Love’, ‘L.A. Woman’, ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, ‘Hot In The City’, ‘Save Me Now’… songs that instantly catapulted Idol on a meteoric rise to stardom.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1246 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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