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Billy Corgan

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William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. is an American musician, producer and occasional poet best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1967 Birth Born on March 17, 1967.
1970 3 Years Old Corgan was born in Sauganash, Chicago, Illinois as the oldest son of William Corgan Sr., a blues/rock guitarist, and Martha Louise Maes Corgan Lutz. His parents had one more child, Ricky, before divorcing in 1970. … Read More

TEENAGE

1985 18 Years Old …  Not finding the Chicago music scene to his liking, he moved from Chicago to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1985 with his first major band, The Marked (so named for the conspicuous birthmarks of both Corgan and drummer Ron Roesing). … Read More

TWENTIES

1987 20 Years Old Corgan performed with Wayne Static in Static's first band Deep Blue Dream, in 1987/88. … Read More
1993 26 Years Old In 1993, he married his longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend Chris Fabian, art conservationist and artist. … Read More
…  Their appearance on Saturday Night Live on November 11, 1995 to promote this material (their second appearance on the show overall) also was the television debut appearance of Corgan's shaved head, which he has maintained consistently ever since. … Read More

THIRTIES

1998 - 2002 5 More Events
2003 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In the midst of their supporting tour for the album, mounting conflict between Corgan and Chamberlin and the other band members led to the cancellation of the rest of the tour as the band entered an apparent hiatus, formally announcing a breakup in September 2003.
In 2004, Corgan began writing revealing autobiographical posts on his website and his MySpace page, blaming Iha for the breakup of the Smashing Pumpkins, calling Wretzky "a mean spirited drug addict," and criticizing his former Zwan bandmates' fixation with "indie cred" and calling them "filthy", opportunistic, and selfish.
Corgan toured behind his solo album with a touring band that included Linda Strawberry, Brian Liesegang and Matt Walker in 2005. … Read More

FORTIES

The new album, titled Zeitgeist, was released in the U.S. on July 10, 2007, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts.
…  In March 2008, he was spotted in the crowd at the final day of the cricket test match between New Zealand and England in Wellington.
Chamberlin left the band in March 2009, and Corgan elected to continue under the name. … Read More
In March 2010, Corgan stated in an interview in reference about Love "I have no interest in supporting her in any way, shape or form. … Read More
2011 - 2013 3 More Events
In March 2014, it was reported that Corgan was in discussions with American television channel AMC to develop an unscripted reality series about Resistance Pro.
2015 48 Years Old In April 2015, Corgan was announced as the new Senior Producer of Creative and Talent Development for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. … Read More
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