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Billy Squier

Billy Squier

Ringo Starr - Live at the Greek Theatre - 16. The Stroke (Billy Squier)

August 2nd 2008. "The Stroke" is a rock song written and recorded by Billy Squier. It was released in May 1981 as the debut single from his 1981 album Don't Say No. Perhaps his most enduringly popular song, this was Squier's first single, reaching #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was an even bigger hit at rock radio, hitting #3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Squier's song even dented the British pop charts, rising to #52. It was named the 59th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. The song is a reference to the music industry and how musicians are used by an industry wanting more and bigger hits, and the concept of "strokes" from transactional analysis. Also of note, the drum in the song was accidentally played backwards during the recording of the track. Everyone involved liked the sound better than the drum being played forward and the recording was kept intact.

Videos

Billy Squier Interview 2013

Interview with Billy Squier at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013.

How to play Lonely Is The Night by Billy Squier on guitar

This is a guitar lesson on how to play "Lonely Is The Night" by "Billy Squier" taught & instructed by professional guitar instructor Mike Gross from rockingu...

Billy Squier - Don't Let Me Go

The second video from the hit 1989 album, Hear & Now, depicts life in the studio.

Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You LIVE (Detroit Concert 1983 - HQ)

Billy Squier Everybody Wants You live in Detroit 1983 during his Emotions in Motion tour. The opening act for the tour was Def Leppard. This song is featured...

Billy Squier-River w/ lyrics

River off of Happy Blue by Billy Squier, originally by Joni Mitchell and done by Sarah McLachlan too. Billy's version is a little different, different lyrics...

Billy Squier - "The Stroke" at Voodoo 2013 (HD)

With the Stooges Brass Band...New Orleans City Park, Saturday November 2.

Billy Squier Shreds

Billy Squier The Girls Alright (studio version)

Billy Squier 1993 Tell the Truth.

Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonite (LIVE 2009)

Featured as part of the 2009 All Night Long Tour, "Rock Me Tonite", from the hit album Signs Of Life, was filmed in the August at the Thackerville, Oklahoma ...