HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLY JOEL, who turns 69 years old today!
Growing up on Long Island, Billy Joel was the soundtrack to my youth in the late 70’s, early 80’s. And while I lament that he never has done another album of pop/rock music after 1993’s excellent River of Dreams, his catalogue is so vast, and still holds up. Especially this favorite song. “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” is like three songs in one, who’s lyrics immediately take me back to Long Island. I never tire of it. Happy birthday!