Pete Rizzo

No “Stranger” to the Big Time Anymore

Billy is playing show what is it now, like 100, at the Garden this month which coincides neatly with the 40th anniversary of the Piano Man’s breakthrough album.

There is a special vinyl edition of “The Stranger” that you will be able to find at Looney Tunes in West Babylon right up the block from yours truly. And why not?! “The Stranger” is the album that launched Billy into the stratosphere with many of the tunes off it still staples to this day at said live gigs.

As for my favorite tune off of ‘The Stranger’, I will always have the softest spot for this tune, which was my and my wife’s wedding song,…

,…with this one a close second. And, yes, as a kid I always got a kick of screaming the lines “heart att-ack ack ack ack ack ack” and “for a “Cadill-ac ac ac ac ac ac!” whenever the tune came on the radio in my parents’ Buick Regal or on the home stereo.

How about you? What’s your favorite tune off ‘The Stranger’?