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Go On And Cry In Your Coffee But Don't Come Bitchin' To Me: Happy Birthday Billy Joel!

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I'm sure you have some cosmic rationale, but here you are with your faith and your Peter Pan advice and your birthday video lunch. Chuck Klosterman has had a a few words to say about you in recent years, as has Sir Elton John, and we heard about the memoir getting cancelled. But did you know that for kids growing up on the east coast it was required in some school districts to learn your songs in chorus class? Troof! Happy Birthday #62 to you Billy Joel! Many happy returns.

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