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The Girl In The Video: 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Marc Tyler Nobleman

The Girl In The Video: 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman has published a series of interviews with actresses who've appeared in famous music videos, and his latest edition covers Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire." Nobleman interviewed actresses Melody Knighton, Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, Lupe McDonald, Susan McNabb, Barbara Paolella and Frankie Thorn, who all appeared in the music video, and all had stories to share on how they became involved in the project, and what it was like to work on the set. Here is an excerpt:

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Video: Billy Joel 'Person Of The Week' On ABC World News With Diane Sawyer

Billy Joel was named "Person Of The Week" by ABC World News With Diane Sawyer, after it was announced that he would be honored this November with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Watch the video from ABC!

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TUNE IN TONIGHT: Billy Joel 'Person Of The Week' On ABC World News With Diane Sawyer

TUNE IN TONIGHT: Billy Joel 'Person Of The Week' On ABC World News With Diane Sawyer

Tune in to ABC World News With Diane Sawyer TONIGHT to watch Billy Joel as its "Person Of The Week!" World News starts at 6:30 p.m. EDT on ABC-TV in the United States, and the "Person Of The Week" segment usually airs in the second half of the program.

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Billy Joel Nationals Park T-Shirt Available Now

Billy Joel Nationals Park T-Shirt Available Now

Get the Billy Joel Washington, D.C. Event T-Shirt to celebrate his July 26th performance at Nationals Park!

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Billy Joel To Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Billy Joel To Receive Library of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Librarian of Congress Names Billy Joel Next Recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

“A Storyteller of the Highest Order” Will Receive Gershwin Prize in November

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that Billy Joel is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Billy Joel At Wrigley Field July 18 - Concert Reviews, Exclusive Photos & Set List

Billy Joel At Wrigley Field July 18 - Concert Reviews, Exclusive Photos & Set List

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With a set list spanning from 1973 (“Piano Man”) to 1993 (“The River of Dreams”), Billy Joel's two exuberant hours shared with an all-ages Wrigley crowd were a testament to the Entertainer’s staying power.

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Billy Joel Wins Newsday's 'That's SO Long Island' Tournament!

Billy Joel Wins Newsday's 'That's SO Long Island' Tournament!

“Today I am your champion.” Billy Joel sang those words in his 1974 hit “The Entertainer,” and they ring true today as the Piano Man has emerged the victor of Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament. After three weeks and more than 520,000 reader votes, Joel beat out 63 other local celebrities, foods, places and activities to be declared the most “Long Island” of them all.

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Billy Joel Taught Me Everything I Know - Entertanment Weekly

Billy Joel Taught Me Everything I Know - Entertanment Weekly

Truly, I could draw you the best fishing routes off the coast of Long Island before I even set foot in New York (thank you, “The Downeaster ‘Alexa’”). I was introduced to the complexities of dating beyond your station without the help of Jane Austen (“Uptown Girl,” indeed). I still sprint to see Bizet’s Carmen because it reminds me of “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.” And the first drink I ever ordered in a bar was a gin and tonic (though not a tonic and gin, as I’d first heard it in “Piano Man”).

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Billy Joel Wrigley Field T-Shirt Available Now

Billy Joel Wrigley Field T-Shirt Available Now

Get the Billy Joel Wrigley Field Event T-Shirt to celebrate his July 18th performance at Wrigley Field!

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Billy's Mom Rosalind Nyman Joel Dies At 92

Billy's Mom Rosalind Nyman Joel Dies At 92

Rosalind Nyman Joel was born on February 15, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, to Philip and Rebecca Nyman, who had emigrated from England. In a 1942 student musical production at City College of New York, she met Howard Joel, a German immigrant whose family had escaped Nazi Germany, in 1939. World War II would interrupt their courtship, but after Howard’s service in the U.S. Army, he returned and they married in 1946. Their son William Martin Joel was born in May of 1949. Later, the family adopted Judy, daughter of Rosalind’s late sister Muriel.

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Billy Joel At Festival d’été de Québec July 11 - Concert Reviews, Exclusive Video & Set List

Billy Joel At Festival d’été de Québec July 11 - Concert Reviews, Exclusive Video & Set List

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Billy Joel, dressed in a black suit and occasionally twirling a fly swatter between tickling the ivories, saw the crowd take note during "New York State Of Mind." After the brief homage to AC/DC's "Highway To Hell," which saw roadie Chainsaw also use a fire extinguisher, Joel began a steady stream of popular radio staples

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Vote For Billy In Newsday's 'That's SO Long Island' Tournament

Vote For Billy In Newsday's 'That's SO Long Island' Tournament

It’s time to decide the final four contestants in Newsday’s "That’s SO Long Island" tournament. Round 4 is now underway, and just eight of the contest's original 64 iconic local foods, celebrities, attractions and activities picked are still in the running to the claim the title.

For the final celebrity matchup, the Billies are battling it out. That’s Billy Joel versus Billy Crystal. Which Billy are YOU going to vote for? Cast your votes at newsday.com/tsli.

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