Billy Joel and Elton John: Face to Face

Note:  My son made this video, and we edited it together. The first few frames are a bit shaky, but it settles quickly. I think you’ll enjoy it.

The years have been good to the piano men.

Sir Elton Hercules John  (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. In his four-decade career, John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold over 200 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award


William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American rock musician, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. He released his first hit song, “Piano Man”, in 1973. According to the RIAA, Billy Joel is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the United States. Joel had Top 10 hits in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and has 33 Top 40 hits in the United States overall. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold in excess of 150 million albums worldwide. He was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999).


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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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8 Responses to Billy Joel and Elton John: Face to Face

  1. Paul says:

    Great video Dr. Rob. Looks like you all had a great time!

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  3. Veronica says:

    Very nice. How old are your boys? Hopefully they appreciate this music. 🙂

  4. sarvamitran says:

    Great video. thanks!

    Perfect end with the Piano man.

    Was wondering if I could catch Uptown Girl 😀
    Did they do that song?

  5. Diane says:

    Thanks for sharing! I had fabulous tickets for last nights show but ended up in the ER instead. Nice to be able to see some of the performance…I’ve been hearing about it all day from those who attended!

  6. Terry says:

    Thanks for posting. It was my birthday that evening and a great time with Elton, Billy, my family and friends! Thanks for the memory!!!

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