Billy Joel Snares 2014 Gershwin Prize
SusyLuvsPaul last edited by
Billy Joel is the next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Excellence in Songwriting , it was recently announced. Made me think of Joel's penchant for trying to emulate Macca's style in some of Joel's songs. An obvious inspiration for Joel-- our Macca music man. Do you think Billy Joel deserves this great honor (I wonder why no female winners so far) :
Certainly there are worthy female artists - so I can't answer that question (someone like Joni Mitchell, etc would be a great choice). However, I certainly believe Billy Joel is worthy of this award. He's been a creative force since the mid 70's...I wasn't a huge fan of the 80's and beyond (or at least whatever came after Nylon Curtain)...but there's no doubt that material was still a very popular draw
beatlesfanrandy last edited by
Joni Mitchell certainly deserves this. So does Carole King. They will have to give this to Bob Dylan someday.
HaileyMcComet last edited by
Billy Joel deserves a lot more respect than he ever got from the critics.