Saturday, August 15, 2020

Quote of the Day (Billy Joel, on Why He Is Most Proud of ‘Scenes From an Italian Restaurant’)

“I’m proud I got away with it. That song [‘Scenes From an Italian Restaurant’] was made of fragments of other songs that I’d started and never finished but kept around. Then I stitched them together like the Beatles stitched together the suite on Abbey Road. The songs kind of worked together, but I didn’t know how I’d tie it all up. Then I thought of the idea of scenes from an Italian restaurant. There you go!” —Rock ‘n’ roller Billy Joel quoted in David Marchese, “The Legend: A Mini Master Class With Billy Joel,” New York, Aug. 6-19, 2018

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