Peek was born in South St. Louis, and as a child growing up in the 1950s he lived for a time in an apartment above a bar known as the Peek-A-Boo Inn. There he began playing the country guitar with his father. When he was a bit older he heard the music of other burgeoning St. Louis musicians such as Chuck Berry and Ike Turner and it completely changed his life, leading Peek to focus his energies on blues and rock.
While he mostly performs locally in the St. Louis area, Billy has toured, played with and recorded with many major rock and roll and blues musicians. Under his own name he has recorded three albums.
- Can A White Boy Play The Blues?
- The Answer
- Tribute To A Poet
- Mowers, Jaime (July 27, 2011). "Chuck Berry: A Living Legend". West End Word. Retrieved July 27, 2011.