Greg Easterling's Blog

Weekdays Midnight - 5am

ORIGINAL POST

Starring Billy Joel
Posted:Thursday, 09/27/2012 at 03:09am by 0
We're spotlighting one of the stars of today's Thursday Artist Portrait, Billy Joel this morning. It's his early 1976 release, Turnstiles, the first BJ album to utilize members of his touring band(drummer Liberty DeVitto, bassist Doug Stegmeyer and guitarist Russell Javors) in the studio.

Billy also won the right to produce this record at a time when that wasn't exactly encouraged! Many of Turnstiles songs are among the best NYC inspired songs that he ever wrote..."New York State Of Mind", "Miami 2017(seen the lights go out on Broadway)" and "Say Goodbye To Hollywood", the latter said to be inspired by Ronnie Spector of Ronettes' fame(she would eventually cover this one). We listened to Side 1 this time.
All Postings    Add Comment


LISTENER COMMENTS


All Postings    Add Comment

Advisory Board Login

Login to access chat and Drive Contests
Not a member? Sign up here.

Email Address:  
 
OR
 
Login via
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1979
5:00pm
Lost & Found
9:00pm
Long One @ 9
Led Zeppelin
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1979
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1970
5:00pm
Lost & Found
9:00pm
Long One @ 9
Fleetwood Mac
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1970
Friday, Oct 3, 2014
10:00am
Ten @ 10
1989
5:00pm
Lost & Found
9:00pm
Long One @ 9
Stevie Ray Vaughan
10:00pm
Ten @ 10 Replay
1989