David Rosenthal, Billy Joel / Rainbow / Robert Palmer / Enrique Iglesias (Part 2)

Billy Joel keyboard player David Rosenthal

In this second of two parts (see Part 1 here), David Rosenthal continues the discussion on the fascinating journey that’s been his musical career.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab): 

Auditioning for the first big gig with Rainbow

Rainbow – Stone Cold (San Antonio 1982)

Preparation and over-preparation

David’s amazing on-stage train wreck story

Artists who have been big influences: Yes (Close to the Edge) / Emerson, Lake and Palmer / Rush (Moving Pictures) / Tomita / Uriah Heep 

Who inspired David to buy his first synth

Playing with Happy the Man

Suggestions / tips for players wanting to make a career in the industry

Quick Fire 10 questions with a Billy Joel bent.

The blessing and curse of perfect pitch

(Some of) David’s favourite Billy Joel songs

Another great train-wreck story, this time in Rome Italy.

No Man’s Land – Billy Joel

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Cover photo: Myrna Suarez

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