Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Young Man

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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From the groundbreaking 'Piano man' to 'Just the way you are' to 'Allentown' to 'Uptown girl' and dozens of other chart toppers, Billy Joel's music has provided the soundtrack to millions of lives. His songs are etched in our memories, and his live shows
 

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Contents

AND NEVER SAW HIS FATHER ANYMORE
1
CHILDREN LIVED IN LEVITTOWN
7
YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD I RUN WITH A DANGEROUS CROWD
12
THERES A NEW BAND IN TOWN
23
WE ALL FALL IN LOVE BUT WE DISREGARD THE DANGER
34
SO MUCH TO DO AND ONLY SO MANY HOURS IN A DAY
41
THE THINGS I DID NOT KNOW AT FIRST I LEARNED BY DOING TWICE
50
I BRING TO YOU MY SONGS
57
MADE HIS MOVE ON CHRISTIE LEE
148
CHAPTER is WHEN YOURE COUNTING ON A KILLING ALWAYS COUNT ME IN
156
RED FLAGS ARE FLYING
165
I TRY TO KEEP FIGHTING
177
SO FAR SHE HASNT RUN
186
I GIVE MY TIME TO TOTAL STRANGERS
193
COULD I HAVE MISSED THE OVERTURE
201
EVERY DRUNK MUST HAVE HIS DRINK
212

A GOOD REPUTATION LAYING ON THE LINE
67
SING US A SONG YOURE THE PIANO MAN
73
SHES NOBODYS FOOL
86
I CAN FINALLY FIND OUT WHAT IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR
94
EVERYBODYS ALL EXCITED BY IT
102
DOESNT MATTER WHAT THEY SAY IN THE PAPERS
126
I CAME HOME TO A WOMAN THAT I COULD NOT RECOGNIZE
136
A FOOL WHOS NOT AFRAID OF REJECTION
142
YOU KNOW THOSE LIGHTS WERE BRIGHT ON BROADWAY
218
I CANT TELL YOU MORE THAN IVE TOLD YOU ALREADY
226
WRITE MY BOOK AND I HAVE MY
234
Grammy Awards Nominations
241
NOTES
250
INDEX
266
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Hank Bordowitz, a veteran music journalist, is the author ofBad Moon Rising, The Bruce Springsteen Scrapbook, The U2 Reader, and other books on rock artists. He has written rock criticism and commentary for hundreds of magazines and newspapers. He lives in Suffern, New York.

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