The Life and Times of an Angry Young Man Revised and Updated. Book. Biography / MUSIC BISAC, Biography/Composers & Musicians. Softcover. 338 pages. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.333088).
Item Number: HL.333088
ISBN 1617130052. 6x9 inches.
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.
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