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Backbeat Books Billy Joel Book Series Softcover Written by Hank Bordowitz
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Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man is a look at the superstar's entire career, including his troubled youth as a gang member; the c...Click To Read More About This Product
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Billy Joel: The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man is a look at the superstar's entire career, including his troubled youth as a gang member; the controversy surrounding his first hit, Captain Jack; his legal problems; his storied marriage with Christie Brinkley; and his continued artistic frustration. The Beatles did 'Michelle' and 'Yesterday,' he has said. They also did 'Revolution' and 'Helter Skelter' and they weren't pegged as balladeers. But because I had hit singles that were ballads, I became known as a balladeer. I've always resented it. Joel - one of the top ten touring takes of the decade - has continued his standing road date with Elton John on the never-ending Two Pianos tour. It was one of the world's top-grossing tours in 2009, just behind U2 and Bruce Springsteen.