An Interview with Billy Joel

The true story of how I managed to interview the music legend, and a hero of mine, back in 1996

Eric Teplitz
37 min readMar 25, 2011

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The following events occurred in March of 1996. I was 23 years old at the time, had graduated from Penn State nearly two years earlier, and was living in Nashville and pursuing my dream of being a professional singer/songwriter. Billy Joel was 46. His most

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Eric Teplitz

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