Drummer who played with the New York Dolls and who died at a 1972 party from asphyxiation.
He attended Quintano's School for Young Professionals where he met future bandmates Sylvia Sylvain and Johnny Thunders. Their first band was called The Pox.
He was memorialized by Thunders in the song "Billy Boy."
His family was living in Bogotá, Colombia when he was born.
He and his early death were referenced in the song "Time" from the album Aladdin Sane by David Bowie.