Category: Billy Joel

River of Dreams

“The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel

Billy Joel grew up in a Jewish household and has also dabbled in Christianity as a youth. But by and large he is recognized as an atheist, which is interesting given the religious undertone of this track. But that...

Billy Joel

“Piano Man” by Billy Joel

“Piano Man” is actually an autobiographical piece based on a particular juncture in Billy Joel’s life and career. At the time, he was working as a “piano man”, i.e. a lounge musician, in Los Angeles. And...