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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
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Overview

(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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617130786
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 361,049
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments V

Foreword: Stranded in the Combat Zone Bruce Gentile VI

Introduction X

Chapter 1 And Never Saw his Father Anymore 1

Chapter 2 Children Lived in Levittown 7

Chapter 3 You Might Have Heard I Run with a Dangerous Crowd 12

Chapter 4 There's a New Band in Town 23

Chapter 5 We All Fall in Love, But we Disregard the Danger 34

Chapter 6 So Much to do and Only so Many Hours in a Day 41

Chapter 7 The Things I Did not Know at First I Learned by Doing Twice 50

Chapter 8 I Bring to You My Songs 57

Chapter 9 A Good Reputation Laying on the Line 67

Chapter 10 Sing us a Song, You're the Piano Man 73

Chapter 11 She's Nobody's Fool 86

Chapter 12 I Can Finally Find out What I've Been Looking For 94

Chapter 13 Everybody's All Excited by it 102

Chapter 14 Doesn't Matter What They Say in the Papers 126

Chapter 15 I Came Home to a Woman That I Could Not Recognize 136

Chapter 16 A Fool Who's not Afraid of Rejection 142

Chapter 17 Made His Move on Christie Lee 148

Chapter 18 When You're Counting on a Killing, Always Count me in 156

Chapter 19 Red Flags are Flying 165

Chapter 20 I Try to Keep Fighting 177

Chapter 21 So Far She Hasn't Run 186

Chapter 22 I Give My Time to Total Strangers 193

Chapter 25 Could I Have Missed the Overture 201

Chapter 24 Every Drunk Must Have His Drink 212

Chapter 25 I Saw the Lights go Out on Broadway 218

Chapter 26 Got a New Wife 226

Chapter 27 Go Ahead with Your Own Life 232

Chapter 28 Another Serenader and Another Long-Haired Band 239

Chapter 29 I'm Trying Just to Get to Second Base 249

Chapter 30 He Can't Understand why his Heart Always Breaks 257

Chapter 31 I Can't Tell You More Than I've Told You Already 274

Chapter 32 That is the Story 282

Afterword: I Write My Book and I Have My Say and I Draw Conclusions 285

Appendix A Album Charts 288

Billboard 200 Albums 288

Top Internet Album Sales 288

Top Classical Albums 288

Appendix B Singles & Tracks 289

Pop Singles 289

The Billboard Hot 100 289

Adult Contemporary 290

Club Play 291

Mainstream Rock Tracks 291

Top 40 Mainstream 291

Appendix C Grammy Awards & Nominations 292

Appendix D Other Awards & Honors 293

Appendix E Gold & Platinum Awards 294

Platinum Albums 294

Platinum Singles 294

Gold Singles 294

Gold Long-Form Videos 294

Platinum Long-Form Video 294

Bibliography 295

Notes 306

Index 326

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Wonderful !!!

    Read this book joel is one of my favorite singers and when he was young he was ahunk!!!! He really gave readers the whole story of his life it was a shame how his brother in law juiced his earnings goes to show you cant trust your own realatives i know because i dont have noones name on my checking accts he can realky play the piano hence the name piano man way to go billy

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