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

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

by Hank Bordowitz
     
 

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(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… See more details below

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(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. It was one of the world's top-grossing tours in 2009, just behind U2 and Bruce Springsteen.

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ISBN-13:
9781617130052
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
348,278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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