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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Blues Singers Do You Like Besides Ray Charles?

Happy New Year! We're resuming our Q&A videos this week with a new clip about Billy's favorite blues singers. Billy discusses other blues singers that he likes, but he can't resist talking about Ray Charles. You can watch the video below, and check out other clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Happy Holidays From Billy Joel

In time for the holidays, here is a video of Billy singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" during his most recent "Evening of Questions & Answers" at UMass Lowell on December 14th. This clip combines music from his impromptu performance along with holiday images and photos of friends. Billy wishes you and yours a happy holiday season!

Watch this and other videos from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series! Stay tuned for new Q&A videos returning on January 11th.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Who Were Your Idols Growing Up As A Kid?

In 1996, Billy Joel answered questions from students at Florida State University, and was asked about the people he idolized when he was growing up. Billy gave an eclectic answer including musicians, writers, scientific researchers and sports figures, and a story about his grandfather. You can watch his response in the video below and check out more clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series!

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Order Billy Joel's 'The Complete Albums Collection' Today!

If you order between now and December 31st, you still have a chance to get one of the random autographed copies that have been signed by Billy. This limited edition box set includes deluxe remasters of all 14 Billy Joel albums, plus a bonus disc of 17 rare and non-album recordings, and two 60-page booklets. Get your copy while supplies last!

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More From Billy Joel's Q&A At UMass Lowell

From a slew of bids across the nation, Billy Joel selected three schools: Cornell, the University of Connecticut, and UMass Lowell. The agreement between Joel's camp and the University called for making 85 percent of Durgin Hall's 1,000 the seats available to students, the rest to faculty and staff.

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Billy Joel Wows 'Em At UMass-Lowell

Billy Joel has played hundreds of 900-seat rooms, many back in the 1960s when the then-unknown was rocking the Long Island circuit. But last night the piano man returned to a tiny room for a thrilled crowd at University of Massachusetts at Lowell's intimate Durgin Hall.

Billed as "an evening of questions and answers ... and a little music," the event was one of just three college appearances for Joel this fall — the others were at Cornell University and the University of Connecticut.

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The Piano Man Is Honored At Steinway Hall, With A Portrait By Paul Wyse

A dedication ceremony and unveiling took place on Monday December 12, 2011 at Steinway Hall on West 57th Street, in historic Room Number 5. Billy became a Steinway artist in 1992, and has played Steinway pianos on his many tours around the world. Billy's Waltz #2, which appears on the "Fantasies & Delusions" album, was written in the Rachmaninoff Room with the melody fresh in his mind and a grand painting of Rachmaninoff staring down on him. The final recording of Waltz #2 was subtitled "Steinway Hall" in fond appreciation.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - What Was The Inspiration For 'Miami 2017?'

In the latest video from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series, Billy is asked about his inspiration for the song "Miami 2017." In his answer, Billy uses succinct language to express how he felt when New York was told to "drop dead." The video also includes a partial live performance of the song. Check it out!

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Billy Joel's Thoughts On 'Piano Man' - Listen To The Song Here

"I wrote Piano Man in '73, and from the inception of the song itself to the recording it was a matter of maybe three months, because I wrote the song before I actually had the recording contract, then I got the contract and it was one of the first things I recorded." - Billy Joel

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Billy Visits Cornell University For New 'Questions & Answers' Lecture

Billy recently visited Cornell University for a new Evening of Questions & Answers on Friday, December 2nd. To get a preview of this Q&A, here are some article excerpts about his visit. Billy has visited a large number of schools over the years in order to share advice with students, and you can watch videos from past visits in our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" section.

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New Billy Joel Q&A - Do You Ever Get Stage Fright, And If So, How Do You Deal With It?

In 1983, Billy gave a lecture at The New School in New York City, and was asked if there are moments when he gets nervous on stage. You can watch his answer in this new video below, and view more clips from our Billy Joel "Questions & Answers" lecture series.

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Billy Joel On Happiness

"There is no secret. Everybody has it within themselves. If you are truly happy at what you do, I think you have it all beat. I think you know the secret of life if you love what you do." - Billy Joel

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