Sunday, June 29, 2008

Billy Squier...

To visit The Official Billy Squier Fan Site, click on the hyperlink. If your speakers are on, music will start playing once the site opens.

Billy Squier’s first album, The Tale of the Tape was released in 1980. His first album, with success on the music charts, was Don't Say No in 1981, which contains many of his best songs, such as In the Dark, The Stroke, My Kinda Lover and Lonely Is the Night. This was his best album, and was followed by Emotions in Motion in 1982, which contained the hit Everybody Wants You.

I saw Squier in concert, twice. Both were the “Emotions in Motion” tour, after the release of the album. One concert was Squier opening for Queen, and both acts were phenomenal. The other concert was Def Leppard - Official Web Site (the “Pyromania” tour) opening for Squier. Both concerts were solid, as Squier, Queen, and Def Leppard were good acts to see live.

Don't Say No and Emotions in Motion were his two best albums.

Signs of Life was released in 1984. It contained the hit, Rock Me Tonite. Subsequent albums did not have successful singles. Squier also released numerous greatest hits albums, and live albums after the successes of Don't Say No, Emotions in Motion, and Signs of Life.

Squier’s other releases were…

Enough Is Enough (1986)
Hear & Now (1989)
Creatures of Habit (1991)
Tell the Truth (1993)
16 Strokes: The Best of Billy Squier (1995)
King Biscuit Flower Hour (1996)
Reach for the Sky: The Anthology (1996)
Happy Blue (1998)
The Best of Billy Squier [EMI] (1998)
Live (2000)
Hits You Remember: Live (2001)
Classic Masters (2002)
Live!: Extended Versions (2002)
Greatest Hits Live (2003)
The Best of Billy Squier [Platinum Disc] (2003)
From The Front Row...Live! (2003)
Rip This Joint (2004)
Tale of the Tape/Don't Say No (2004)
Absolute Hits (2005)
The Best of Billy Squier: 10 Best Series (2005)

According to The Official Billy Squier Fan Site, Squier, as of June 25, 2008, is on tour, with a man you probably have heard of, Ringo Starr - His Official Web Site. Starr, one of the “Fab Four,” is from a group you’ve probably heard of, The Beatles - Official Web Site.

As I am writing this, on June 29, 2008, he will be at the North Fork Theatre At Westbury, New York this evening.

On May 16, 2007, Squier’s “Everybody Wants You” was featured in the TV show, American Idol. The song was performed by the finalists as part of a music video.

I love Billy Squier’s music because Don't Say No was a great album, with songs I love, such as In the Dark, The Stroke, My Kinda Lover and Lonely Is the Night. That was his best album. Emotions in Motion had another great song, Everybody Wants You. Signs of Life had another great song, Rock Me Tonite.

Squier was a great concert act. Seeing him with Def Leppard - Official Web Site was great. And, his concert with Queen, was also great. Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, rest his soul, was a phenomenal live concert act. Squier was solid in both concerts, from the “Emotions in Motion” tour.

In a current era, where it’s a lot more difficult to hear current, quality, rock and roll, it’s comforting to know that Squier is still on tour.

Thanks, Billy, for some great music.

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