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Popdose’s Greatest Bits: Billy Joel

Some artists are world renowned for their hit songs, others may never have had a hit at all, but they’ve recorded music that has lasted and has accrued considerable fan following. Popdose is pleased to present a feature we hope will shed light on those often overlooked recordings, but don’t forget — these aren’t their greatest hits, they’re Popdose’s Greatest Bits. “Finding yourself” was the motto of the early 1970s. Billy Joel found himself out of his band Attilla, a duo with drummer Jon Small that played overdriven hard rock. Their one album for Epic Records crashed hard and so did Joel, into a severe depressive state. It was one of many ups and downs in the span of his pop music career, a career that seems to be over barring the occasional concert tour. Inside of that frame of time, he would be both adored and reviled by critics, find romance and heartbreak, make many bad decisions in business and in judgment, but come out the other side alive and often with a wealth …