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March 30, 2013
Music producer Phil Ramone, who produced Billy Joel's...

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone who produced BILLY JOEL's "The Stranger" album, which became Columbia Record's biggest selling album, has died at age 79. Phil Ramone, a Grammy Award winning producer, has collaborated with dozens of musicians including, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon and many others. Phil Ramone succumed to pneumonia after having elective heart surgery. Photographed on the back cover of BILLY JOEL's "The Stranger" album is Phil Ramone ! Clock-wise > Doug Stegmeyer, Phil Ramone, Liberty DeVito, BILLY JOEL, Richie Cannata.

 


March 19, 2013
Billy Joel auctioning a signed piano !

BILLY JOEL to auction-off an autographed piano to benifit tocmusic.com  (Ten O'Clock Classics), a non-profit organization which provides music lessons and musical instruments for aspiring school children. The Charity Buzz Auction closes on April 2, 2013 ! The current bid now stands at $30,000. Are you bidding ?

 


March 9, 2013
Billy Joel and Elton John...

BILLY JOEL and Elton John first started touring together in 1995, and concert promoters around the world soon realized the combination was magical. They appealed to the same fanbase and people were willing to pay big bucks to see the two icons share a stage together in concert. The shows became so lucrative (together, they generated hundreds of millions of dollars !) that they toured together many times in these so called "Face2Face" tours. Well, BILLY JOEL and Elton John had a falling out over some comments Elton John made in 2011 about BILLY JOEL's "bad habits", and the two have not spoken to each other since. Well with that said, and BILLY JOEL's retiring from touring, you and I can only reminisce about these two icons ever performing together again. So watch this classic video of BILLY JOEL (guest) at an Elton John concert singing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" at Madison Square Garden in 2000 !  A MUST-SEE VIDEO !

 


March 6, 2013
See Billy Joel at...

Watch this FREE "Live" concert video of BILLY JOEL at Shea Stadium filmed on July 16 & 18 2008, with guest appearances by Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Steven Tyler and Sir Paul McCartney ! The offfical BILLY JOEL: "Live at Shea Stadium" concert DVD also includes appearances by Grath Brooks, Roger Daltrey and John Mellencamp. Also, a different DVD movie video called "The Last Play at Shea", is the story / history of the N.Y. Mets and BILLY JOEL's life as told by narrator Alec Baldwin. A MUST SEE for all BILLY JOEL / N.Y. Mets fans !




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