Monday music: “Only the Good Die Young”

There are several albums that I associate with being a little kid, mostly because I played them, um, a lot when I was a pre-teen. In fact, I wore these albums out (they were vinyl, you could do that): Teaser & the Firecat by Cat Stevens, WarChild by Jethro Tull, Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and The Stranger by Billy Joel were a few of them.

Last week, thanks to the good graces of my dear friend ToniAnn, I got to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. He’s 70 now, bald with a white goatée, and dressed very smartly in a suit. His voice couldn’t always quite do what it used to do, but those hands can still make a piano sing like nobody’s business.

Here he is doing “Only the Good Die Young,” a song that several members of Cardinal Spellman High School’s Class of 1986 adopted as our theme song back in the day……

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