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    naming me Alexa Rae Odom. She says the she named me after the singer Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray Joel. My mother also like to tell me that I interrupted the poker game she was winning just before she went into labor. She says that we could used that money to pay the hospital bill. In my family, there are six members. My father, Anthony; my mother, Sheila; My oldest brother, Lucas; My older sister, Lakin; my second older brother, Leif; and then there is me, the baby of the family, Alexa. I tease

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    William Martin Joel was born in The Bronx, New York on May 9th 1949. Soon after he was born, he and his parents moved to Levittown on Long Island, which was America’s first suburb. He would also go on to base the song Allentown after his experiences there. His father was a pianist, but it was his mother who convinced him to practice piano at the young age of four. He was such a prodigy that he would alter classical pieces with his own spin, which would get him in trouble with his teacher when he

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    The Billy Joel

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    Billy Joel is one of the best selling solo artists of all time in the United States. Amongst his most popular songs are “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “She’s Always a Woman,” all with good reason. Having written a plethora of memorable songs that could easily be added to the soundtrack of our lives, Billy Joel’s undoubtedly one of the most talented musicians and songwriters of all time. The musical legend was born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949 to Howard and Rosalind Joel. He grew

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