Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man Revised and Updated

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Backbeat Books, Mar 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
(Book). Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man is a look at the superstar's entire career, including his troubled youth as a gang member; the controversy surrounding his first hit, "Captain Jack"; his legal problems; his storied marriage with Christie Brinkley; and his continued artistic frustration. "The Beatles did 'Michelle' and 'Yesterday,'" he has said. "They also did 'Revolution' and 'Helter Skelter' and they weren't pegged as balladeers. But because I had hit singles that were ballads, I became known as a balladeer. I've always resented it." Joel one of the top ten touring takes of the decade has continued his standing road date with Elton John on the never-ending Two Pianos tour.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
AND NEVER SAW HIS FATHER ANYMORE
CHILDREN LIVED IN LEVITTOWN
YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD I RUN WITH
THERES A NEW BAND IN TOWN
WE ALL FALL IN LOVE BUT WE DISREGARD
SO MUCH TO DO AND ONLY SO MANY HOURS
WHEN YOURE COUNTING ON A KILLING ALWAYS COUNT ME
RED FLAGS ARE FLYING
I TRY TO KEEP FIGHTING
SO FAR SHE HASNT
I GIVE MY TIME TO TOTAL STRANGERS
COULD I HAVE MISSED THE OVERTURE
EVERY DRUNK MUST HAVE HIS DRINK
I SAW THE LIGHTS GO OUT ON BROADWAY

THE THINGS I DID NOT KNOW AT FIRST I
I BRING TO YOU MY SONGS
A GOOD REPUTATION LYING ON THE LINE
SHES NOBODYS FOOL
I CAN FINALLY FIND OUT WHAT IVE BEEN LOOKING
EVERYBODYS ALL EXCITED BY
DOESNT MATTER WHAT THEY SAY IN THE PAPERS
I CAME HOME TO A WOMAN THAT I COULD NOT RECOGNIZE
A FOOL WHOS NOT AFRAID OF REJECTION
MADE HIS MOVE ON CHRISTIE
GOT A NEW WIFE
GO AHEAD WITH YOUR OWN LIFE
ANOTHER SERENADE AND ANOTHER LONG
IM TRYING JUST TO GET TO SECOND BASE
HE CANT UNDERSTAND WHY HIS HEART
I CANT TELL YOU MORE THAN IVE TOLD
THAT IS THE STORY
ALBUM CHARTS
GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS
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Hank Bordowitz is a veteran music journalist, a former recording artist, and a music business consultant. He is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, including "Billy Joel,"" Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business,"" Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright," and" Turning Points of Rock and Roll,

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