Billy Idol was born in Middlesex as William Michael Albert Broad in November 1955. He later moved to New York with his family before relocating back to the Bromley UK. He played in a band called Chelsea which was not successful. In 1982 his famous video "White wedding" exploded onto Uk TV. In 1984 his well known album Rebel Yell was released and became a best seller. Billy Idol also starred in Oliver Stone's film the Doors and also in the Drew Barrymore film "The Wedding Singer". Billys mother still lives in Bromley.