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Encyclopedia > Billy Squier
Billy Squier
Background information
Born May 12, 1950 (1950-05-12) (age 57)
Origin Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genre(s) Hard rock, Arena rock
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers
Years active 1968-present
Label(s) Capitol Records
Associated
acts
The Sidewinders
Website http://www.billysquier.com

Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA) is a rock musician. Squier had a string of Arena rock and Power ballad hits in the 1980s. He is probably best known for the song "The Stroke" on his 1981 album release Don't Say No. Other hits include "In The Dark", "Rock Me Tonite", "Lonely Is the Night", "My Kinda Lover", "Everybody Wants You", "All Night Long" and "Emotions in Motion". is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1881 Zip Code(s): 02481, 02482 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...   Settled: 1660 â€“ Incorporated: 1881 Zip Code(s): 02481, 02482 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Dont Say No is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released in 1981. ...

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Career

Billy Squier originally performed with The Sidewinders, a band that premiered during the early 1970s. He played with members including Mike Reed, Alex Phillips, Henry Stern, Dead and Bloated, and Bryan Chase. Squier left the group to form the band Piper, which released a couple of albums in the mid '70s, Piper and Can't Wait, but broke off soon after. Upon reviewing the debut Piper, Circus magazine touted it as the greatest debut album ever produced by an American rock band. Piper was managed by the same management company as Kiss, and opened for Kiss for some of their most memorable performances during their 1977 tour, including a three-night, sold-out run at New York's Madison Square Garden. In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Circus was a monthly American magazine devoted to rock music. ...


Squier signed with Capitol Records to release his solo debut in 1980. "Tale of the Tape" was a minor hit, partly because Squier played a mixture of pop and rock, which earned him a large crossover audience. The song "You Should Be High Love" received a fair amount of play on album rock stations, but no single cracked the pop charts. Years later, the song "The Big Beat" was sampled in rap songs. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...


Squier asked Brian May to produce his album Don't Say No. Unfortunately, May had to decline due to scheduling conflicts, but he recommended instead Reinhold Mack who had produced one of Queen's most successful album ever The Game. Squier agreed, and Mack went on to produce Don't Say No. The album became a smash, with the lead single "The Stroke" becoming a hit all around the world, hitting the Top 20 in the US and even topping the singles chart in Australia. "In The Dark" and "My Kinda Lover" were successful follow-up singles. Squier was a monster act on Album Rock radio with literally every track on the album receiving airplay. Don't Say No reached the Top 5 and lasted well over two years on Billboard's album chart, selling nearly 4 million copies in the US. What truly distinguished the disc was the amazing longevity of the tracks, many of which still receive recognition on "classic rock" radio stations. Brian Harold May CBE (born July 19, 1947) is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band Queen. ... Reinhold Mack (aka Mack) is a German record producer. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Billy Squier's third album for Capitol, Emotions In Motion, was released in 1982 and became nearly as successful as Don't Say No. This album also climbed into Billboard's Top 5 and sold nearly 3 million US copies. The lead single was the disc's title track but the major hit was "Everybody Wants You" which hit #1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart and #32 on the Hot 100. Billy was also enjoyed tremendous play on the then-booming MTV music video channel. That same year, Billy recorded a song for the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. “Ridgemont High School” redirects here. ...


Two years passed between Emotions In Motion and Squier's next album Signs Of Life. It was his third consecutive Platinum album. The disc's first single release, "Rock Me Tonite" was Billy's biggest pop hit. It reached #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 - as well as #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart - in late 1984. However, the video for the track, which largely consisted on Billy prancing around a bedroom in a pink tank top, frequently appears on "worst video ever" lists.


Billy Squier's career took a major downturn afterward. His next two albums, released in 1986 and 1989, sold in the neighborhood of 300,000 copies each. Billy also began playing smaller venues like music theatres. The 1990s would find Squier largely off the radar and recording and performing considerably less.


Squier is also known for his collaborations with Freddie Mercury on Squier's 1986 release Enough Is Enough ("Love Is The Hero", "Lady With A Tenor Sax"). Mercury also sang background vocals on Squier's hit single "Emotions in Motion". Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ...


In 1983, Squier did his first headlining arena US tour with Def Leppard as opening act and Def Leppard upstaged him. Squier confirmed this on the VH1 show Ultimate Albums on the episode which spotlighted the making of Def Leppard's Pyromania album. Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Property damage caused by fire Pyromania is an obsession with fire and starting fires in an intentional fashion. ...


On that same show, Squier revealed that his career as a chart-topping rocker came to a stunningly rapid and sudden end with the release of the music video for "Rock Me Tonite", universally derided by his fans (who saw him as a guitar hero) for its effeminate set (a bedroom dressed in soft, pastel fabrics) and Squier's bizarre, homoerotic prancing and ripping of his clothing, reminiscent of Jennifer Beals' performance in the film "Flashdance". The video was a devastating blow to Squier's image among his fans, who deserted him virtually overnight. Billy confirmed that his career didn't recover after that video. Ironically the same medium (music video) that ruined Squier's career took his former opening act from a year earlier (Def Leppard) to the top of the music world. Jennifer Beals (born December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former teen model and American film actress who is best known for her role as Alexandra Alex Owens in the 1983 movie Flashdance and as Bette on the lesbian themed drama series The L Word Beals was born to... Flashdance is a musical and romance film released in April 1983. ...


Nevertheless, Squier continued to record music throughout the '80s and '90s. He released Hear And Now in 1989, which featured the singles "Don't Say You Love Me" (which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart) and "Tied Up". Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


In 1991, Billy Squier released Creatures Of Habit, which yielded only one single, She Goes Down, which also peaked at #4 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The title of the track refers to oral sex, and the music video is a very rare item, mainly because it features nude females and sexual metaphors throughout. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Squier released his final album with Capitol Records in 1993, Tell the Truth, which featured different sets of musicians performing the various tracks. Squier called it his finest album since Don't Say No, yet Capitol did little to promote the album, and Squier walked away from the music business to pursue other endeavors. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roar of Love is a 1978 concept album by Christian band 2nd Chapter of Acts that tells the story of the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. ... Dont Say No is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released in 1981. ...


In 1998, Squier released his last studio album to date on an independent label, a solo acoustic blues effort entitled Happy Blue. He embarked on a mini-tour to showcase songs from the album, which included a stripped-down acoustic version of his classic rock mega-hit, The Stroke. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ...


Recent activity and influence

Squier played a special acoustic show at BB King's in NYC on November 30, 2005. Highlights of the show were acoustic versions of "Everybody Wants You", "Nobody Knows", "Learn How to Live", "The Stroke", "Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You", and most of the 1998 Happy Blue CD. VH1 Classic and New York classic rock icon Eddie Trunk introduced Squier that night as "one of the great singer/songwriters in the history of rock." Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Eddie Trunk is the host of the syndicated radio show Eddie Trunk Rocks. ...


Squier now lives in New York's Upper West Side. Sampling of "The Big Beat" continues. The late Jam Master Jay's reference to the song as a classic beat in the early days of hip hop has paid great dividends for Squier. Jay Z's "99 Problems," a massive hit in 2004, is based on that beat, as well as British grime/hip-hop MC Dizzee Rascal's "Fix Up, Look Sharp". Jason Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), known as Jam Master Jay, was the founder and DJ of Run-DMC, a highly influential hip-hop group, based in the Queens borough of New York City. ... Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and current president and CEO of Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records. ... Dylan Mills, known professionally as Dizzee Rascal (born 1985 in Bow/East London)[1], is an English MC/rapper and producer. ...


Squier's hobbies include such disparate activities as mountain climbing and gardening. He also has written an award-winning screenplay (Sundance Film Festival).


In 2006, Squier joined Rod Argent, Richard Marx, Edgar Winter, and Sheila E touring with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. Image:Rod Argent. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary and pop/rock singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E., is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


"The Stroke" can be heard in the film Billy Madison. Billy Madison is a 1995 comedy starring Adam Sandler in the title role about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his fathers company. ...


RZA referenced Billy on Masta Killa's "Iron God Chamber." On the 2006 song, RZA said: "I got a 'big'ger 'beat' than Billy Squier" at about 1:22. The song appeared on Masta Killa's Made In Brooklyn. Masta Killa (born Elgin Turner, born August 18, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. ... Made In Brooklyn is the title of the upcoming album from Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa, his second solo effort, set for release on August 8, 2006 through Nature Sounds Records. ...


Hard rock band Buckcherry cover "the Stroke" frequently in live concerts, while Damone have recorded a version of "Everybody Wants You" for the CW Network. “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Buckcherry is a Los Angeles rock band, formed in 1995. ... Damone is an American glam metal/hard rock band with distinct elements from power pop in their sound. ... The CW Television Network, known simply as The CW, is a new network set to launch for the 2006-07 television season. ...


Squier's "The Big Beat" was sampled by Kanye West on the track "Addiction" in his 2005 album, "Late Registration". Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑn. ... Singles from Late Registration Released: July 4, 2005 Released: October 10, 2005 Released: December 20, 2005 Released: April 24, 2006 Released: June, 2006 Late Registration is the second major label album release from Roc-A-Fella hip hop artist and producer Kanye West. ...


The drum track from "The Stroke" can be heard throughout the song "Opticon" by Orgy (band) For other uses, see orgy (disambiguation). ...


"The Stroke" can be heard in the film "Blades Of Glory" with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, during a performance routine by Ferrell.


"Lonely Is the Night" is one of the tracks on the Activision game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s


Discography

Tale Of The Tape is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released in 1980. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... Dont Say No is a rock album by Billy Squier that was released in 1981. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... Enough Is Enough is a rock album by Billy Squier and Freddie Mercury that was released in 1986. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... A Rock and Roll Christmas is a rock album collected by Billy Squier that was released in 1994. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US MSR UK singles Album
1981 "The Stroke" 17 3 52 Don't Say No
1981 "In The Dark" 35 7 - Don't Say No
1981 "Lonely Is The Night" - 28 - Don't Say No
1982 "My Kinda Lover" 45 31 - Don't Say No
1982 "Everybody Wants You" 32 1 - Emotions In Motion
1982 "Emotions In Motion" 68 20 - Emotions In Motion
1982 "Learn How To Live" - 15 - Emotions In Motion
1982 "Keep Me Satisfied" - 46 - Emotions In Motion
1983 "She's A Runner" 75 44 - Emotions In Motion
1984 "Rock Me Tonite" 15 1 - Signs Of Life
1984 "All Night Long" 75 10 - Signs Of Life
1984 "Eye On You" 71 29 - Signs Of Life
1986 "Love Is The Hero" 80 17 - Enough Is Enough
1986 "Shot O' Love" - 30 - Enough Is Enough
1989 "Don't Say You Love Me" 58 4 - Hear And Now
1989 "Tied Up" - 20 - Hear And Now
1989 "Don't Let Me Go" - 38 - Hear And Now
1991 "She Goes Down" - 4 - Creatures Of Habit
1991 "Facts Of Life" - 37 - Creatures Of Habit
1993 "Angry" - 15 - Tell The Truth

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Billy Squier (2017 words)
Undeterred, Squier soldiered on as a solo act, issuing his solo debut, Tale of the Tape, in 1980, which spawned a moderate rock radio hit with "You Should Be High Love," setting the stage perfectly for his big commercial breakthrough.
Squier continued to issue albums throughout the '80s (including such titles as 1986's Enough Is Enough and 1989's Hear & Now), but it wasn't enough to prevent his audience from moving on to such younger, similarly styled acts as Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe, as the hits eventually dried up.
Squier continued to release albums in the '90s (1991's Creatures of Habit, 1993's Tell the Truth, and 1998's Happy Blue), but the hard rock audience, who became more interested in such unpretentious rockers as Nirvana, had deemed the majority of '80s rockers passé.
Billy Squier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (617 words)
Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts) is a rock musician.
Squier originally performed with The Sidewinders, a band that premiered during the early 1970s.
Squier is also known for his collaborations with Freddie Mercury on Squier's 1986 release Enough Is Enough ("Love Is The Hero", "Lady With A Tenor Sax").
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