Billy Joel – Piano Man
Hand signed by: Billy Joel
Piano Man is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on November 9, 1973. Joel’s first recording with Columbia Records, Piano Man emerged from legal difficulties with his former label, Family Productions, and became his breakthrough album. However, the Family Productions print logo was used until 1986.
The single “Piano Man”, a fictionalized retelling of Joel’s experiences with people Joel met as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, and at #4 on the Adult Contemporary singles chart. “Travelin’ Prayer” and “Worse Comes to Worst” peaked at #77 and #80, respectively, on the Pop Singles chart, while the album reached #27 on the Pop Albums chart. (“Travelin’ Prayer” later earned Dolly Parton a Grammy Award, when she covered it in 1999.)
Custom Designed Album Cover
Measures: 22” x 24” x 2”