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©AP/ Billy Idol performs at fan's party
© AP/ Billy Idol performs at fan's party
Billy Idol plays fan's birthday in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle man says that having Billy Idol play his 26th birthday party made for the greatest night of his life.

Michael Henrichsen spent two years persuading the British rock icon to play his party, and it finally paid off at the packed Showbox SoDo club Friday.

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First, Idol guitarist Steve Stevens played him 'Happy Birthday' in the middle of a solo. Then Idol called Henrichsen onto the stage for a rendition of the song.

Henrichsen's '80s cover band even got to play the opening act.

Idol told The Associated Press that Henrichsen's effort stood out from other fan requests because of his campaign involved four "Billy Idol Aid" charity concerts that raised $13,000 for the Northwest Harvest food bank and the American Red Cross. Idol says that agreeing to play Henrichsen's party in Seattle might help fans see another side of him.

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Oct 28, 2012 10:33AM
I've always loved Billy Idol since Generation X.  His cameo in Adam Sandler's "The Wedding Singer" made me like him even more, and now this?!?!  He really seems like a likable dude.  Now I can almost forgive his cover of "Mony Mony".
Oct 28, 2012 5:26AM
Wow!!!  What a truly "has-been" moment totally wasted on the 21st century!!!

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Oct 27, 2012 10:24PM
stop being an **** and be happy for a fellow human

Oct 27, 2012 5:58PM
Oct 27, 2012 5:20PM
Wow!!!  What a truly "has-been" moment totally wasted on the 21st century!!!
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