Chuck’s Classics, featuring Billy Idol


Mony Mony

Billy Idol is another vocalist from England. Idol began his career with the band Generation X, then with the band Chelsea. Then on his own, where he has had great success. In 1987 he had the hit Mony Mony.
Billy Idol

Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville


  1. Billy Idol’s guitarist, Stevie Stevens, is perhaps one of the most overlooked guitarists out there.
    Saw him in some interviews and he is understanding of music is matched with a very good measure of humility.

  2. Billy, Stevens and whoever they tour with always put on a great show, I have been to three of those shows and planned on going again this year, let’s hope tours can begin again sooner rather than later .


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