Generation X was a punk rock band that was formed on November 21st, 19761 by Billy Idol (aka. William Broad), Tony James and John Towe.
Originally formed as Chelsea along with singer Gene October, they soon broke away from October and changed their name to Generation X (named after a 1960s paperback novel, by Jane Deverson, which belonged to Idol's mother 2). Idol switched from guitar to vocal duties, and Bob "Derwood" Andrews joined as lead guitarist. They played their first live show on December 21 1976 at The Roxy (becoming the very first band to play at the venue3).
Towe was later replaced on drums by Mark Laff, to complete the "official" line-up, before the band signed to Chrysalis Records and released their first single, "Your Generation" in Septemb...
|Background||group or band|
|Years active||1976 - 1981|
|Past members|| Billy Idol |