Billy Squier Vinyl Records
Billy Squier is an American rock musician, singer and songwriter who had a successful career during the early 1980s. He released his debut album, Tale of the Tape, in 1980, which featured the hit single "The Big Beat". This single was a major hit and peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. His follow-up album, Don't Say No, was released in 1981 and was a huge success, peaking at number five on the Billboard 200 and going triple platinum in the US. The album featured the hit singles "In the Dark", "My Kinda Lover" and "Lonely Is the Night".
Billy Squier continued to have success with his next two albums, Emotions in Motion (1982) and Signs of Life (1984). The singles "Everybody Wants You" and "Rock Me Tonite" were hits from these albums, and the former reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
An interesting fact about Billy Squier is that he was one of the first artists to be signed to the new label, Capitol Records, in 1979. He was signed by the label's president, Al Coury, who believed that Squier had the potential to be a major star. Squier's success with Capitol Records proved Coury right, and he went on to sign other successful acts such as Heart and Duran Duran.