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Billy Squier (born May 12 1950, in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts) is a rock musician. Squier had a string of arena rock and power ballad hits in the early 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 Kind of Lover" , "Everybody Wants You" and "All Night Long".
Squier originally performed with The Sidewinders, a band that premiered during the early 1970s. He played with members including Mike Reed, Henry Stern, 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.