Related Information for Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe, who is ranked one of the 10 of the most influential people in punk rock music, was born on February 17, 1972 in Rodeo, California, as the youngest of 6 children. His father, Andy, was a jazz musician and a truck driver for Safeway, who passed away of oesophagous cancer, in September 1982. Billie Joe was only 10 years old. His mother was a waitress at a restaurant called Rod's Hickory Pit. As soon as he started to talk he also began to sing and went to hospitals and sang to patients to cheer them up! Billie Joe's first song was "Look For Love". When he was 5, he recorded this song for the locally based Fiat Records. Sweet Children At the age of 10, Billie Joe met Mike in the school canteen and they got hooked... read more