William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 pop and rock studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album of classical compositions in 2001. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 160 million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the United States.
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Such an awesome song, describing wanna be novelists,, movie stars, politicians sharing their loneliness in a bar. We could think of them as losers but Joel describes them with enough empathy that we don’t. Brilliant.