Billy Joel's Impact On Pop Music

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“The good ole days weren't as always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Billy Joel went from an average class worker to a well know piano player. He impacted pop music by focusing on his piano, won multiple Grammys and awards, was inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most influenced pop artists in the 20th century.
Billy Joel started music since he was a little little boy. When he was 4 his dad made him start piano lessons, and the piano lesson kept going for 10 more years (Stambler, 1989). When Billy was younger he decided he liked boxing and music, but he liked music so much he wanted to start a career on music (Schlesinger, 2008). After Billy decided he wanted to do music for a living he got in his first band group, the Echoes (Stambler, 1989). Billy played with his band for many things. He would stay up all night and play with his band, so he knew music is what he wanted to do. Since he liked music so much he kept going and started playing more and more until one day it changed his life.
Billy Joel became interested in music
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On his way to success he won many awards and achieved many of his goals. When he released his album Piano Man, it went gold and everyone love it (Stambler, 1989). By 1992 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, And also in 1999 he was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Pareles, 1983). Many of his songs were a big hit such as his song "Just the Way You Are." (Romanowski, 1983). Most of Billy's songs went #1 after being out for a couple weeks or month (Pareles, 1983). Later in Billy’s career got signed in late spring by Columbia. He won many awards for songs and his voice such as Best New York Male Vocalist and many more (Stambler, 1989). Billy Joel's song "Just the Way You Are" became very popular, and he won 2 Grammys for it in 1979. (Pareles, 1983). Billy has written many songs and will continue to do

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