Roy Kelton Orbison (1936-1988) was just 52 when he died. Also known by his nickname The Big O, he was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. His greatest success came between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40.
Billy Joel. Probably the first real musician that became one of my favorites. Still the best artist out there for the complete catalogue...the album cuts are unreal. Love listening to his music! So many fond memories with my father listening to his music! Priceless!
Billy Joel - Piano Man (video date: 1985); Piano Man was the first single released by Billy Joel, on November 1, 1973, and has been on several albums. Billy Joel's first major hit and signature song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974.