Ongoing History Daily: Billie Joe Armstrong facts
Things you may not have known about Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
- He was playing the piano by age five. In fact, he may have even started earlier than that, but details are sketchy. The kid was something of a musical prodigy, apparently.
- Before he was ten, he was singing for the residents of old age homes around the Bay Area.
- At one point, Billie Joe sported a pretty cool set of dreadlocks.
- Billie Joe and Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt have known each other since they were kids. The first job they had together was working as bus boys at a restaurant called Rod’s Hickory Pit. That’s where Billie Joe’s mom worked as a waitress.
Yesterday’s post was about concert tragedies.