· Photographs · A discography of Joel's recordings including albums and singles · A selected discography of cover versions of Joel's songs by other recording artists · A filmography · A bibliography of significant books and articles about Billy Joel and his work · A bibliographic essay
This work analyzes each of Joel’s albums, laying out their appeal to musicians and non-musicians alike while exploring the production styles that have characterized Joel’s development in the recording studio. MacFarlane outlines how Billy Joel’s recorded works as a whole serve as the foundation for a complex and enduring musical legacy.
The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in...
Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Chuck Klosterman IV, and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Pop, these essays are about Billy Joel.
(Guitar Chord Songbook). Guitar chords and lyrics for 60 Billy Joel favorites, including: Allentown * And So It Goes * Don't Ask Me Why * Honesty * It's Still Rock and Roll to Me * Just the Way You Are * Keeping the Faith * Leave a Tender Moment Alone * The Longest Time * My Life * New York State of Mind * Only the Good Die Young * Piano Man * Pressure * She's Always a Woman * Uptown Girl * We Didn't Start the Fire * You May Be Right * and more.
Revised to include all the songs from the album Stormfront. 59 songs, including: Allentown * It's Still Rock and Roll To Me * Keeping The Faith * The Longest Time * Tell Her About It * Uptown Girl * We Didn't Start The Fire * and more.
An intimate portrait of the multi-platinum musical artist describes his Bronx childhood as the son of German Jewish immigrants, his six Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his struggles with substance abuse, and his high-profile marriage to Christie Brinkley.
"I want the real story told, and I was hoping it would be done by someone like you that I trust" – Billy Joel Billy Joel's long-time friend, veteran writer Bill Smith has unprecedented access to the singer who has moved millions with his music and heartfelt performances. With hours of taped interviews with dozens of friends, lovers, ex-wives, industry executives and managers, he has all the material to write the consummate Billy Joel book. From Joel's early love of classical music and the first professional music jobs he took to supplement the family income, to becoming a multiple Grammy Award winner and being named by Columbia Records as their biggest-selling solo artist of the 20th century, 'I Go to Extremes' is the most comprehensive account available of Joel's remarkable career. Among the highlights are new insights into Joel's marriage to the supermodel Christie Brinkley and the birth of their daughter, Alexa Ray, collaborations with Ray Charles, Steve Winwood and Cyndi Lauper, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Joel's thoughts on being a favourite of former US president Bill Clinton.
Joshua Duchan looks at the career and music of this remarkable singer-songwriter, exploring the unique ways Joel transforms the cultural life of a changing America over four decades. Original interviews with Joel blend with Duchan’s engaging analysis to provide readers of all backgrounds and ages a new look at Joel’s most beloved songs.