Billy Squier is an American singer and a rock musician. He mainly focused on arena rock and gave several crossover hits in the 1980s. He recorded several songs, but some of the most popular ones are ‘My Kinda Lover’, ‘In the Dark’, ‘The Stroke’, ‘Rock Me Tonite’, ‘Emotions in Motion’, ‘Love is the Hero’ and ‘The Big Beat’. His best-selling album was ‘Don’t Say No’, which was released in 1981. It is considered to be one of the best albums in the arena rock genre. It helped to fill in the gap between hard rock and power pop. Billy Squier was at the top of his career between the period of 1981 and 1984 as he gave five Top 10 Rock hits during that time span. He also gave three back-to-back platinum-selling albums. In 1993, he left the music world after releasing ‘Tell the Truth’. But he has been still doing music tours and giving performances.
Billy was born William Haislip Squier in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He completed his graduation in 1968 from the Wellesley High School and played the piano while growing up. He was interested in guitar since his teenage but didn’t become serious about it until he got to know about ‘John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers’. He learned piano for two years from his grandfather at the age of nine. After he received a guitar from his brother, he got interested in it and formed his first band at the age of 14 and named it the Reltneys.
Billy gave his first public performance in 1968 in a nightclub named Psychedelic Supermarket. He saw Eric Clapton there for the first time, and it boosted his confidence and inspired him to get into music more seriously. He tried out several bands in the early 1970s. He also attended the Berklee College of Music in 1971.
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Squier’s music career started after he signed a massive deal with the band Piper and also launched two studio records with it. The band was highly appreciated by the critics, and their album was titled as the ‘Greatest debut album produced by a US rock band’ by the Circus Magazine. He also opened for ‘Kiss’ during their tour in 1977, in which two nights were completely sold-out. He was also the frontman and songwriter for the group. He achieved great success with the group but still broke up with them and signed a deal with Capitol Records in the year 1979. He released his first solo in 1980 spring.
He had a long career and achieved a lot of success throughout his musical career. He performed at several music festivals and did numerous shows. He took the ‘electric Man’ show in 2014, which held in Anaheim, California.
Billy Squier married Nicole Schoen in 2002. She is a professional soccer player from Germany. He has also been working as a volunteer for 17 years for the Central Park Conservancy, in which he has been maintaining a land of over 20 acres.
According to the reports, Billy Squier has a net worth of over $40 million.