52nd Street (album)

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"Until the Night" – 6:35 5. "52nd Street" – 2:27 The song "Rosalinda's Eyes" was inspired by Joel's mother, Rosalind Nyman Joel. style="width:35px; text-align:center;" rowspan="3"|1979 || rowspan="2"| 52nd Street || Album of the Year || Won. Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male || Won. "Honesty" || |Song of the Year || Nominated. Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male || Won. "Honesty" || |Song of the Year || Nominated. "Honesty" || |Song of the Year || Nominated. Billy Joel – acoustic piano, Yamaha CP-70 electric grand piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, vocals. Richie Cannata – organ, saxophones, clarinet. Steve Khan – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals.

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

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A music video for the song was made, showing Joel performing the song live with his band. According to his band members, the song vocals were performed live by Joel during the video's filming. *List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1980 * Billy Joel - lead and backing vocals, piano, electric piano. Dave Brown - electric guitar. Richie Cannata - saxophone solo. Liberty DeVitto - drums, percussion. Russell Javors - electric guitar. Doug Stegmeyer - bass. Song Facts on It's Still Rock and Roll to Me. / ⒞1980 Sony BMG channel.

Only the Good Die Young

"Only the Good Die Young" is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 rock album The Stranger. It was the third of four singles released from the album. The song was controversial for its time, with the lyrics written from the perspective of a young man determined to have sex with a Catholic girl. The song was inspired by a high school crush of Joel's, Virginia Callahan. The boy/narrator believes that the girl is refusing him because she comes from a religious Catholic family and that she believes premarital sex is sinful. He sings, Attempts to censor the song only made it more popular, after religious groups considered it anti-Catholic, and pressured radio stations to remove it from their playlists.

Keyboard instrument

The harpsichord and clavichord were both common until the widespread adoption of the piano in the eighteenth century, after which their popularity decreased. The piano was revolutionary because a pianist could vary the volume (or dynamics) of the sound by varying the vigor with which each key was struck. The piano's full name is gravicèmbalo con piano e forte meaning harpsichord with soft and loud but can be shortened to piano-forte, which means soft-loud in Italian. In its current form, the piano is a product of the late nineteenth century, and is far removed in both sound and appearance from the "pianos" known to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.

Don't Ask Me Why (Billy Joel song)

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.) * Billy Joel - lead and backing vocals, piano, Yamaha electric grand piano. David Brown - acoustic guitar. Liberty DeVitto - maracas, bass drum, triangle, claves, ratchet, castanets. Russell Javors - acoustic guitar. Doug Stegmeyer - bass.

The Nylon Curtain

In the studio recording, Joel's vocals play from the left speaker channel, whereas the orchestral backing is in the right speaker channel, in order to emulate a man sitting in a theater seat and watching a play. The song closes by reprising the melody of "Allentown", thus bringing the album full-circle. |- All tracks written and composed by Billy Joel.

An Innocent Man

|"Uptown Girl" || | Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male || Nominated |- Billy Joel – Baldwin SF-10 acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3 organ, lead and background vocals. Liberty DeVitto – drums. Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar. David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars. Russell Javors – rhythm electric and acoustic guitars. Mark Rivera – alto saxophone on "Keeping the Faith", "This Night" and "Christie Lee"; tenor saxophone, percussion, backing vocals. Ralph MacDonald – percussion on "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" and "Careless Talk". Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ on "Easy Money". Richard Tee – acoustic piano on "Tell Her About It".


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Each of the connecting stickers has to be disconnected and tied up to the action and all the keys have to be removed from the piano before the action can be lifted out. According to piano historian Arthur Loesser (1954), the first spinet piano was offered to the public in May 1935, by an American manufacturer Loesser does not identify. However, according to the Blue Book of Pianos, this manufacturer was Winter and Company (which eventually became part of the Aeolian-American Corporation), who sold this piano as the Winter "Musette".

Sound board (music)

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In a grand piano, the sound board is part of the case. In an upright piano, the sound board is a large vertical plate at the back of the instrument. The harp has a sound board below the strings. More generally, any hard surface can act as a sound board. An example is when someone strikes a tuning fork and holds it against a table top to amplify its sound. *Piano acoustics ca:Caixa de ressonància Soundboard Wood Preparation. fireinsidemusic.

The Bridge (Billy Joel album)

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All songs composed by Billy Joel, except "Code of Silence" written by Joel and Cyndi Lauper. Side one Side two Additional personnel |} 1) "Running on Ice" – 3:15. 2) "This Is the Time" – 4:59. 3) "A Matter of Trust" – 4:09. 4) "Modern Woman" – 3:48. 5) "Baby Grand" (duet with Ray Charles) – 4:02. 1) "Big Man on Mulberry Street" – 5:26. 2) "Temptation" – 4:12. 3) "Code of Silence" (backing vocals by Cyndi Lauper) – 5:15. 4) "Getting Closer" – 5:00. Billy Joel – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano (1, 2, 3, 5-9), synthesizers (1-4, 6-8), electric guitar (3), Fender Rhodes (9). David Brown – guitar (1-4, 6, 8, 9), 12-string acoustic guitar (8). Russell Javors – guitar (1-4, 6, 8, 9).

Storm Front (album)

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Storm Front (produced by Billy Joel and Mick Jones) || Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) || Nominated. Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male || Nominated. style="width:35px; text-align:center;" rowspan="2"|1991 || Storm Front || Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male || Nominated. Storm Front (produced by Billy Joel and Mick Jones) || Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) || Nominated. Storm Front (produced by Billy Joel and Mick Jones) || Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) || Nominated.

Columbia Records

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Quadraphonic recording was used by both classical artists, including Leonard Bernstein and Pierre Boulez, and popular artists such as Electric Light Orchestra, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand, Ray Conniff, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, The Clash and Blue Öyster Cult. Columbia even released a soundtrack album of the movie version of Funny Girl in quadraphonic. Many of these recordings were later remastered and released in Dolby surround sound on CD. In 1975, Walter Yetnikoff was promoted to become President of Columbia Records, and his vacated position as President of CBS Records International was filled by Dick Asher.


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Most western instruments fall into the second group, but the piano and harpsichord fall into the first. Hornbostel and Sachs' criterion for determining which sub-group an instrument falls into is that if the resonator can be removed without destroying the instrument, then it is classified as 31. The idea that the piano's casing, which acts as a resonator, could be removed without destroying the instrument, may seem odd, but if the action and strings of the piano were taken out of its box, it could still be played. This is not true of the violin, because the string passes over a bridge located on the resonator box, so removing the resonator would mean the strings had no tension.


More often, though, it specifically denotes a grand-piano-shaped instrument with a roughly triangular case accommodating long bass strings at the left and short treble strings at the right. The characteristic profile of such a harpsichord is more elongated than a modern piano, with a sharper curve than the bentside. The virginal is a smaller and simpler rectangular form of the harpsichord having only one string per note; the strings run parallel to the keyboard, which is on the long side of the case. A spinet is a harpsichord with the strings set at an angle (usually about 30 degrees) to the keyboard. The strings are too close together for the jacks to fit between them.

We Didn't Start the Fire

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"We Didn't Start the Fire" is a list song by American musician Billy Joel. Its lyrics include brief, rapid-fire allusions to more than 100 headline events between 1949, the year of Joel's birth, and 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song was also a No. 1 hit in the United States in late 1989. Joel got the idea for the song when he had just turned 40. He was in a recording studio and met a 21-year-old friend of Sean Lennon who said "It's a terrible time to be 21!"

Piano concerto

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A piano concerto is a type of concerto, a solo composition in the Classical music genre which is composed for a piano player, which is typically accompanied by an orchestra or other large ensemble. Piano concertos are typically virtuoso showpieces which require an advanced level of technique on the instrument, including melodic lines interspersed with rapid scales, arpeggios, chords, complex contrapuntal parts and other challenging material. When piano concertos are performed by a professional concert pianist, a large grand piano is almost always used, as the grand piano has a fuller tone and more projection than an upright piano.

Tell Her About It

On the B-side, featured Billy Joel's song "Easy Money" (also from An Innocent Man) and a live recording of the cover "You Got Me Hummin'" (written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter). In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her before he misses his chance. The video for the song shows Joel singing the song as if he were on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1963. The cover shot for the UK release of the song was taken from the video, as seen below. An Ed Sullivan imitator (Will Jordan) introduces Joel (as "B.J. and the Affordables") after Topo Gigio, the talking mouse, finishes his skit.

Musical ensemble

A soloist playing unaccompanied (e.g., a pianist playing a solo piano piece or a cellist playing a Bach suite for unaccompanied cello) is not an ensemble because it only contains one musician. A string quartet consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. There is a vast body of music written for string quartets, as it is seen as an important genre in classical music. A woodwind quartet usually features a flute, an oboe, a clarinet and a bassoon. A brass quartet features two trumpets, a trombone and a tuba. A saxophone quartet consists of a soprano saxophone, an alto saxophone, a tenor saxophone, and a baritone saxophone. The string quintet is a common type of group.

The Longest Time

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"The Longest Time" is a doo-wop single by Billy Joel. The song was released as a single in 1984 as the fourth single from the 1983 album An Innocent Man. Following the theme of the album in paying tribute to Joel's musical influences, the song is presented in the style of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. It reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart. In the United Kingdom the song reached number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. The song features Joel on lead vocals and all backing vocals. Two musical instruments are present in the song: a bass guitar and a snare drum being played with brushes.

Aliquot stringing

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The Blüthner aliquot system uses an additional (hence fourth) string in each note of the top three piano octaves. This string is slightly higher than the other three strings so that it is not struck by the hammer. Whenever the hammer strikes the three conventional strings, the aliquot string vibrates sympathetically. This string resonance also occurs when other notes are played that are harmonically related to the pitch of an aliquot string, though only when the related notes' dampers are raised. Many piano-makers enrich the tone of the piano through sympathetic vibration, but use a different method known as duplex scaling (see piano).

Chamber music

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Mozart's seven piano trios and two piano quartets were the first to apply the conversational principle to chamber music with piano. Haydn's piano trios are essentially piano sonatas with the violin and cello playing mostly supporting roles, doubling the treble and bass lines of the piano score. But Mozart gives the strings an independent role, using them as a counter to the piano, and adding their individual voices to the chamber music conversation. Mozart introduced the newly invented clarinet into the chamber music arsenal, with the Kegelstatt Trio for viola, clarinet and piano, K. 498, and the Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, K. 581.

Christie Brinkley

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In 1985, to musician Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949). The two had met in 1983 on the Island of St Barts, in the Caribbean and were married on March 23, 1985, on a yacht on the Hudson River, the second marriage for both. Guests included singer Paul Simon and members of the band Stray Cats. The marriage ended in August 1994, and produced one child, Alexa Ray Joel, born December 29, 1985. Brinkley and Billy Joel remained friends. In 1994, to real estate developer Richard Taubman. Brinkley and Taubman met in 1994 when a mutual friend introduced them. He proposed to her in May 1994, although she and Billy Joel were still married.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Pete Townshend, Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Sam Phillips, Ruth Brown, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Carl Gardner of the Coasters and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum all appeared at the groundbreaking. The museum was dedicated on September 1, 1995, with the ribbon being cut by an ensemble that included Yoko Ono and Little Richard, among others, before a crowd of more than 10,000 people. The following night an all-star concert was held at Cleveland Stadium. It featured Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, and many others.

Piano sonata

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Piano Sonata (1951). Wuorinen, Charles. Piano Sonata (1969). Second Piano Sonata (1976). Third Piano Sonata (1986). Fourth Piano Sonata (2007).

Percussion instrument

Thumb piano (or Kalimba). Triangle. Txalaparta. Vibraphone. Vibraslap. Wood block. Xylophone. Bass drum. Bongos. Conga. Darbuka. Djembe. Mridangam. Octoban. Parai. Rototom. Snare drum. Tabla. Thavil. Timpani. Tom-tom. Lion's roar. Urumi (drum). Wind machine. Hammered dulcimer, Cimbalom. Onavillu. Piano. Berimbau. Jhallari. Kolitong. Takumbo. Apito or samba whistle. Siren. Slide whistle. Udu. Whistle or police whistle. Chimes/Tubular bells. Crotales. Glass harmonica. Glass harp. Glockenspiel. Handbells. Marimba. Mridangam. Rototom. Steelpan. Tabla. Timpani. Tuned Triangle. Vibraphone. Wind chimes. Xylophone. Xylo-marimba. Bass drum. Castanets. Cymbals. Rainstick. Slapstick or whip.