History Music / BillyJoel

7th Jun '16 9:28:48 PM gewunomox
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* ConceptAlbum: ''An Innocent Man'' consists [[{{Retraux}} entirely of pastiches]] of the music Joel grew up listening to. The most notable singles are the Ben E. King-flavored title track, {{the Four Seasons}}-esque "Uptown Girl", the Marley-influenced "Keeping The Faith", the Motown-style "Tell Her About It", and the a cappella doo-wop "For The Longest Time".

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* ConceptAlbum: ''An Innocent Man'' consists [[{{Retraux}} entirely of pastiches]] of the music Joel grew up listening to. The most notable singles are the Ben E. King-flavored title track, {{the Four Seasons}}-esque Music/FrankieValliAndTheFourSeasons-esque "Uptown Girl", the Marley-influenced "Keeping The Faith", the Motown-style "Tell Her About It", and the a cappella doo-wop "For The Longest Time".
17th Apr '16 6:17:39 PM Schroeder1174
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* BigApplesauce: In addition to being from the Bronx, his songs are sprinkled with geography references from New York City and the surrounding Tri-State Area metropolis.

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* BigApplesauce: In addition to being from the Bronx, Long Island, his songs are sprinkled with geography references from New York City and the surrounding Tri-State Area metropolis.
8th Mar '16 7:21:00 AM Gitman
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* FamousLastWords: "Famous Last Words"

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* FamousLastWords: "Famous Last Words"Words". Bonus points for being the last song on his last album that had lyrics (he did release an instrumental album a few years later)
4th Mar '16 10:53:05 PM Mdumas43073
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'''William Martin "Billy" Joel''' (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and classical composer. He is the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with thirty-three top forty hits and six Grammy Awards to his name. As his 1973 breakout hit "Piano Man" implies, he is a quite skilled piano player, and many of his most famous songs have strong keyboard elements.

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'''William William Martin "Billy" Joel''' Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, and classical composer. He is the third-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with thirty-three top forty hits and six Grammy Awards to his name. As his 1973 breakout hit "Piano Man" implies, he is a quite skilled piano player, and many of his most famous songs have strong keyboard elements.
13th Feb '16 9:08:51 AM Morgikit
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--> ''And these are the last words I have to say.\\
It's always hard to say goodbye.\\
But now it's time to put this book away.\\
Ain't that the story of my life?''
-->-- "'''Famous Last Words'''", ''River of Dreams'', 1993
21st Jan '16 6:07:16 PM Exxolon
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* FlippingTheTable: Joel does this at the end of the climactic verse in "We Didn't Start The Fire".
14th Jan '16 7:13:58 PM IlGreven
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* With The Hassles
** ''The Hassles'' (1967)
** ''Hour of the Wolf'' (1969)



** ''Music/{{Attila}} (1970)''

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** ''Music/{{Attila}} (1970)''
''Music/{{Attila}}'' (1970)
14th Jan '16 7:06:37 PM IlGreven
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* BreakupBreakout: From a '60s rock group called The Hassles. The biggest thing anyone else in that group did was the song "Black Betty".
13th Dec '15 12:46:20 AM IlGreven
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** Several of his songs have subtitles by which they're more commonly known. "You're Only Human (Second Wind)" and "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Down on Broadway)" are the most famous.
5th Dec '15 11:58:51 AM nombretomado
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-->All your life is Channel 13, SesameStreet

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-->All your life is Channel 13, SesameStreetSeries/SesameStreet
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