Returning to songs by the Beatles, Talking Heads, R.E.M. and others that – despite being pretty much incomprehensible – captured the public’s imagination.
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His enthusiasm, his joy, is as contagious as it is seemingly gone forever.
Denny Seiwell on Wings, and other things: ‘Play with one Beatle, and it really f*cks up your jazz career’
Denny Seiwell had played with Zoot Sims and J.J. Johnson before joining Paul McCartney and Wings. His work on 1971’s Ram, in fact, arrived even as he played dates with Billy Joel and James Brown, among others.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onuXr2PwHEU&w=500&h=305] I always had a complicated relationship with Billy Joel’s love songs. As worldly wise and street tough as his albums, in particular early on, could no doubt be, something seemed to go wrong when he tried to talk about girls.
Billy Joel’s second Columbia album, and third overall, is among his least-remembered records. It was inevitable that Streetlife Serenade, the followup to Piano Man, wouldn’t have the same impact
My first encounter with the musicianship of fusion guitarist Steve Khan came from Billy Joel’s 1978 album 52nd Street. I still remember a studio picture of Khan in the vinyl record’s sleeve, big black hair, mustache, guitar and all. These days, Khan doesn’t have the big black hair anymore, but he still sports a ‘stache and is still usually seenRead More
by S. Victor Aaron So yesterday I read that Billy Joel has written an autobiography that he plans to publish June 14, called The Book Of Joel, and the book’s editor promised that “there is a lot in this book that he has never revealed before.” (Ex-Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar’s memoirs, incidentally, arrive on March 15, so there’s twoRead More