EXCLUSIVE I emailed Billy Joel this afternoon to congratulate him and wife Alexis on the birth of their baby girl, Della Rose. Billy responded: “It’s a wonderful life.”
As a follow up, he wrote: Even sweeter at this age. I’m a lucky man. Some people will disagree.
Mostly those who are discontent with the way their own lives went. But, then again, If I listened to those people I’d still be washing dishes at Nick’s Luncheonette in Hicksville.”
Billy is much blessed. He has a lovely new family, and a beautiful adult daughter, Alexa Ray, who is the apple of his eye. He’s one of our great talents, and one of my favorite people. Mazel tov!
PS Maybe all this bliss will inspire him to release some new music. In the meantime, I’ve been humming this all day: