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Billy Joel Calls Minnesota Music Teacher After Students Start Social Media Campaign

Billy Joel gave a high school music teacher the phone call of a lifetime this week. ABC TV affiliate WXOW reports the Piano Man called Nick Johnson of Stewartville, Minnesota, after Johnson’s students started a social media campaign on his behalf.

About a month ago, Johnson told his students at Stewartville High School that Joel was his inspiration and jokingly said, “Let’s get him to Stewartville.” One of his students took him seriously and started the Twitter handle, @GetBilly2Stewie. Pretty soon the hashtag #GetBilly2Stewie took off.

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