Piano Man (Billy Joel album)

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Piano Man is the second studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.wikipedia
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Piano Man is the second studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.
In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song "Captain Jack" became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man, in 1973.

Piano Man (song)

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The title track, a fictionalized retelling of Joel's experiences with people he met as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.
His first single in North America, it was included on Joel's 1973 album of the same name and later released as a single on November 2, 1973.

Travelin' Prayer

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"Travelin' Prayer" is a single written and performed by singer Billy Joel, and released as the 3rd single from his 1973 album Piano Man.

Worse Comes to Worst

"Travelin' Prayer" and "Worse Comes to Worst" peaked at Nos.
"Worse Comes to Worst" is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the 2nd single from his 1974 album Piano Man.

Captain Jack (Billy Joel song)

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This radio broadcast was extremely important to the success of Joel's music career because, after the show was recorded, the live recording of "Captain Jack" was played by the station and quickly became "the most requested song in the station's history".
"Captain Jack" is a song by Billy Joel featured on his 1973 album Piano Man with a live version on his 1981 album Songs in the Attic.

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Also of note were his contributions to the John Cale album Paris 1919, Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic (1974), and Billy Joel's Piano Man and Streetlife Serenade albums.

Michael Stewart (musician)

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As a music producer he produced Billy Joel's breakthrough Piano Man album, as well as artists such as Tom Jones and Kenny Rankin, among others.

Larry Russell (bassist)

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Studio recordings of "Travelin' Prayer", "The Ballad of Billy the Kid", and "Captain Jack" were included on Joel's 1973 release Piano Man.

Rhys Clark

Between 1971 and 1975, Clark toured with Billy Joel and worked on his albums Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man.

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She is credited as a backing vocalist on multiple albums including Billy Joel's 1973 Piano Man.

Streetlife Serenade

The follow-up to Piano Man (1973), it was his last release until 1993's River of Dreams to be mostly recorded with session musicians, while Joel himself sang and played piano and other keyboards, although some of his backing musicians, guitarists Don Evans and Al Hertzberg, and banjo/pedal steel guitarist Tom Whitehorse played on the album.

Cold Spring Harbor (album)

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Album

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Piano Man is the second studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.

Columbia Records

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Piano Man is the second studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia Records.

Los Angeles

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The title track, a fictionalized retelling of Joel's experiences with people he met as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.

Billboard Hot 100

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The title track, a fictionalized retelling of Joel's experiences with people he met as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.

Billboard 200

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77 and 80 on the Hot 100, respectively, while the album itself peaked at on the US Billboard 200.

Recording Industry Association of America

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The album was certified gold by the RIAA in 1975, but Joel only received $8000 in royalties (US$0 in dollars).

Royalty payment

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The album was certified gold by the RIAA in 1975, but Joel only received $8000 in royalties (US$0 in dollars).

WMMR

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This edition included a slightly truncated live 1972 Philadelphia 93.3 WMMR FM radio broadcast of early songs that Joel performed and recorded at the Philadelphia-based Sigma Sound Studios.