66 years ago today, William Martin Joel was born in the Bronx, New York. The little kid that picked up boxing (and was very good at it) decided to leave it behind after breaking his nose and focusing on the piano lessons that he started taking in an early age. Not long after, the world will discover one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time: The Piano Man, Mr. Billy Joel.
Throughout the years, Billy Joel written and performed so many wonderful songs. Little pieces of music that changed the hearts and heads of millions. They still do. Songs like ‘Piano Man‘, ‘Uptown Girl‘, ‘My Life‘ and many more. But it’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ that we cherish the most today. Released in 1989 and hitting the no. 1 spot in the US, Joel wrote the song about the famous events that occurred in his lifetime, placing them perfectly in the song’s lyrics, one after the other. Now you can play the song’s memorable video with the lyrics and chords in perfect sync. Thank you Billy. Happy Birthday Sir.