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Miami 2017: Billy Joel on The Answered Question

Billy Joel
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Billy Joel

As 2017 dawns, an iconic artist with deep roots in classical music takes you inside the lyrics and music of song with a prophetic vision.

Billy Joel is the living definition of "superstar" in rock and pop music. But his mega-hit songs are rooted in the qualities of classical music, especially melody.

In a conversation with WCRB's Tony Rudel, he describes the way a single melodic idea led to a song that, 40 years after its release, seems to speak to our time with uncanny accuracy.

Hear the entire conversation about "Miami 2017" on WCRB's podcast, The Answered Question:

Hear more episodes of The Answered Question and subscribe on iTunes.

Brian McCreath is the Director of Production for CRB.