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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.
Hank Bordowitz is the international bestselling author of eight books on music, including biographies of three other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers-Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Marley, and Bruce Springsteen-and soon-to-be Hall of Famers U2. He lives and works in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
|Foreword: Stranded in the Combat Zone||p. VI|
|And Never Saw his Father Anymore||p. 1|
|Children Lived in Levittown||p. 7|
|You Might Have Heard I Run with a Dangerous Crowd||p. 12|
|There's a New Band in Town||p. 23|
|We All Fall in Love, But we Disregard the Danger||p. 34|
|So Much to do and Only so Many Hours in a Day||p. 41|
|The Things I Did not Know at First I Learned by Doing Twice||p. 50|
|I Bring to You My Songs||p. 57|
|A Good Reputation Laying on the Line||p. 67|
|Sing us a Song, You're the Piano Man||p. 73|
|She's Nobody's Fool||p. 86|
|I Can Finally Find out What I've Been Looking For||p. 94|
|Everybody's All Excited by it||p. 102|
|Doesn't Matter What They Say in the Papers||p. 126|
|I Came Home to a Woman That I Could Not Recognize||p. 136|
|A Fool Who's not Afraid of Rejection||p. 142|
|Made His Move on Christie Lee||p. 148|
|When You're Counting on a Killing, Always Count me in||p. 156|
|Red Flags are Flying||p. 165|
|I Try to Keep Fighting||p. 177|
|So Far She Hasn't Run||p. 186|
|I Give My Time to Total Strangers||p. 193|
|Could I Have Missed the Overture||p. 201|
|Every Drunk Must Have His Drink||p. 212|
|I Saw the Lights go Out on Broadway||p. 218|
|Got a New Wife||p. 226|
|Go Ahead with Your Own Life||p. 232|
|Another Serenader and Another Long-Haired Band||p. 239|
|I'm Trying Just to Get to Second Base||p. 249|
|He Can't Understand why his Heart Always Breaks||p. 257|
|I Can't Tell You More Than I've Told You Already||p. 274|
|That is the Story||p. 282|
|Afterword: I Write My Book and I Have My Say and I Draw Conclusions||p. 285|
|Album Charts||p. 288|
|Billboard 200 Albums||p. 288|
|Top Internet Album Sales||p. 288|
|Top Classical Albums||p. 288|
|Singles & Tracks||p. 289|
|Pop Singles||p. 289|
|The Billboard Hot 100||p. 289|
|Adult Contemporary||p. 290|
|Club Play||p. 291|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||p. 291|
|Top 40 Mainstream||p. 291|
|Grammy Awards & Nominations||p. 292|
|Other Awards & Honors||p. 293|
|Gold & Platinum Awards||p. 294|
|Platinum Albums||p. 294|
|Platinum Singles||p. 294|
|Gold Singles||p. 294|
|Gold Long-Form Videos||p. 294|
|Platinum Long-Form Video||p. 294|
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