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Billy Joel On Writing 'And So It Goes' - Listen To The Song Here

"I had a hard time writing that song. It was one of those songs that I wrote and I tried to sing and I was choking myself up singing it. I'd think, 'Cut it out, you're a songwriter, now write.' And I didn't know where the meter in that song came from. What made me write it was a romantic emotion that made me write the words; what made me write the music was probably the same romantic emotion." - Billy Joel

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'Piano Man' Legacy Edition 2CD Set Reviewed By Audiophile Audition

Here is an excerpt from Audiophile Audition's four-and-a-half star review of Billy Joel's "Piano Man" Legacy Edition, which features the restored original album plus a second CD of Billy's 1972 concert broadcast from WMMR in Philadelphia.

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Billy Joel Captivates Capacity Crowd At University of Connecticut

Billy Joel offered a new "Evening of Questions & Answers" at the University of Connecticut campus on Tuesday, November 29th. The event was exclusive for UConn students and covered a wide range of topics. Here is an excerpt from a report by DailyCampus.com:

Grammy winner and Hall-of-Fame performer Billy Joel showed his many faces Tuesday night as he answered questions for a sold-out crowd at the Jorgensen center for the Performing Arts.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - How Does Your Musical Technique Factor Into Your Ability To Communicate To A Larger Audience?

In a lecture at the Berklee College of Music in 1992, Billy was asked about his musical technique and how he uses it for larger audiences. In his answer, Billy emphasized the importance of challenging himself and enjoying what he does, rather than having a specific approach or formula. You can watch this in the video below, and view other clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series.

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Billy Joel Discusses 'Fantasies & Delusions' Album - The Complete Albums Collection Video

In this new interview video about "The Complete Albums Collection," Billy Joel talks about creating his "Fantasies & Delusions" album. He notes, "I write all the time. People may not know it because I don't record it, but I'm just writing thematic music, and that's where my interest is now."

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New Billy Joel Q&A - How Can You Be Innovative As An Artist And Still Be Commercial?

In the latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series, Billy gets an interesting question about innovation and commercial music. In his response, Billy talks about the difficulty of creating original melodic music, and offers advice to fellow musicians on making the most of mistakes.

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Billy Joel Talks About 'Cold Spring Harbor' - The Complete Albums Collection Video

Billy discusses writing the album "Cold Spring Harbor" in this new video about "The Complete Albums Collection." He wrote the album with the intention of being a songwriter, writing material for other singers.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Do You Remember Your Impression Of Walter Brennan When You Were An Opening Act For Taj Mahal In 1972?

In a flurry of questions, recorded at Mount Holyoke College in March 1996, Billy was asked if he remembered doing an impression of Walter Brennan, star of ABC TV series The Real McCoys, during a show sometime in 1972 when he opened for Taj Mahal on several dates of the "Cold Spring Harbor Tour." That tour would begin Billy's solo career on November 9th 1971 with the release of the "Cold Spring Harbor" album and ended with little fanfare at The Schaefer Music Festival in New York City, in June 1972.** Billy and the band would crisscross the country for 7 months as an opening act.

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Billy Joel On Becoming A Musician

"I started taking piano lessons when I was about four years old. My parents were both musicians. So I took piano lessons. I didn't like the lessons very much, but I was enchanted by music. Music always transported me somewhere. Singing made me feel good and being able to play the piano made me feel good." - Billy Joel

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Billy Joel On 'Only The Good Die Young'

"The song came out as a single and it might not have gotten the attention that it got, but it got banned on a few stations. It got banned in Boston, and banned here, and banned there. I think banning it made some people wonder what they were banning, 'Let me hear what they are banning, I want to decide if I want to ban it.' And that controversy I think contributed to it being a hit record. I think if these people hadn't tried to squash it out it might have died a quiet death."

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Billy Joel Discusses '52nd Street' - The Complete Albums Collection Video

In this new video for "The Complete Albums Collection," Billy talks about the jazz influence on the album "52nd Street." The album was named for the famous jazz club street in Manhattan.

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