Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #109 - 3/26/03

Billy Joel

Billy Joel does not seem to be in very good spirits lately. He's had some auto accidents, a stint in rehab, and he hasn't been lucky with his relationships. Maybe this quiz will help remind the Piano Man how much great music he's produced over the past thirty years.

1. What state is Billy from?
2. What was his first Top 40 hit, in 1974?
3. Who were "the popular steadies in the summer of '75?"
4. Which of Billy's 1978 hits got him in trouble with various Catholic groups?
5. Billy's 1979 hit "Big Shot" mentioned what clothes designer?
6. Billy had his first Number 1 hit in 1980; what was it?
7. In 1982, he released a song titled after a town in eastern Pennsylvania. What was the song?
8. The video for "Tell Her About It" parodied what famous television show?
9. What was the name of the Billy Joel album that was a tribute to the musical styles of the '50s and '60s?
10. What model did Billy marry in 1985?
11. Billy recorded "Baby Grand" with what legendary R&B piano player and singer?
12. What country did Billy tour in 1987?
13. This 1989 hit isn't so much a song as it is a long list of world events in Billy's lifetime.
14. "In the middle of the night, I go walkin' in my sleep" to where?
15. What was the title of Billy's album of classical piano pieces?
16. A Broadway revue of Billy Joel songs, with choreography by Twyla Tharp, opened in Chicago last year. What was it called?
17. Billy is currently on tour with what British piano man?

Bonus: Bottle of red? Bottle of white?

Good Luck!!!

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