Music Birthday: Billy Joel

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🔊🥳 Today, May 9, 1949, Billy Joel was born William Martin Joel in The Bronx, New York City, NY. On April 6, 1987, Joel’s 10th studio album “The Bridge” earned double platinum certification from the RIAA. The album’s lead single, ‘Modern Woman,’ was produced by Phil Ramone—producer of music by Barry Manilow, Madonna, Clay Aiken, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and many more—and it reached no. 10 on the Hot 100. The song is also included on the 1986 soundtrack album to dark comedy film, Ruthless People.

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