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New Billy Joel Q&A – What Impact Did The Vietnam War Have On You And Your Music?

Billy describes the impact of the Vietnam War on himself, his friends and his music in this latest video from our “Questions & Answers” lecture series. Billy was asked this question during a lecture at the University of Akron in 1996, and he discusses the draft and how soldiers came back from Vietnam and asked him to write a song about their experiences. That song became “Goodnight Saigon” from Billy’s 1982 album, “The Nylon Curtain.”