Billy Joel: The Biography

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Da Capo Press, May 23, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
Billy Joel ranks among rock'n'roll's most talented artists. This biography is the first in-depth portrait of a man who is the son of German Jews who fled the Nazi regime, including his childhood in the Bronx, his professional struggles, and his six Grammys. Billy Joel is also widely known for his professional struggles — his substance abuse problems, his marriage to Christie Brinkley, and a string of car accidents. This is a portrait of a larger-than-life figure, featuring interviews with his bandmates and representatives from Columbia Records, an extensive examination of his diverse music tastes, and never-before-seen photographs.

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The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of.Many of singer-songwriter Joel's most enduring tunes—"Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," "Only the Good Die Young" and "New York State of Mind ... Read full review

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If you Love Billy Joel youll LOVE this book. Itll explain the songs how and why Billy wrote it and give you a new love for these timeless classics. Wish he would write some new ones. Read full review


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Mark Bego is the renowned author of over 45 best-selling books on rock ‘n' roll and show business, with over ten million books in print. Bego's books include accounts of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and many others. He has had two New York Times bestsellers, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and a Chicago Tribune bestseller, three million-copy sellers, and two half-million selling titles. Often quoted in gossip colums around the country, his writing has appeared in Star, People, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, and other publications. Bego splits his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona.

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