Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts) is a rock musician. He had a string of arena rock and power ballad type hits in the 80s. He's probably best known for the song "The Stroke", on his 1981 album 'Don't Say No'. Said album has been RIAA certified as triple-platinum. Other hits include "Lonely Is The Night", "Everybody Wants You", "In The Dark", "My Kinda Lover", and "Rock Me Tonite". Squier left the music industry in the mid-90s, due in part to issues with his label as well as changing musical trends.