Billy Joel - Leningrad sheet music

Born in New York City in 1949, Billy Joel is an American artist, known by his nickname Piano Man, from his signature hit named that way.

He started his musical career in 1964 and released 12 studio albums, being one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

His favorite music genres are rock, pop, and soft rock, and he plays piano and vocals.

Over the years, he collaborated with many other famous artists, like Elton John, James Taylor, and Steven Tyler.

Among his most famous songs, we can name Leningrad – the song that made his album named Storm Front so famous.

The song was released in 1989 as a soft rock ballad.

It is written and composed by Billy Joel together with Mick Jones.

The song has a length of 4:06 minutes in its original version, coming with Goodnight Saigon, Vienna, and Scandinavian Skies as a B-side.

Even if the song was released as part of the album, it was later released as a single as well, and again on his Greatest Hits compilation album.

The story behind the free Leningrad piano sheet music is that the title is inspired by the contemporary name of St. Petersburg city.

Billy Joel wrote this song about a clown named Viktor Razinov.

The main idea of the song was to show the cultural differences and similarities between the US and the Soviet Union.

In the Leningrad song, he also refers to the Korean War, World War II, and the Cold War.

It is not known why Billy Joel plays this song live very rarely.

The story of the song is real and that is what makes it so special.

The free Leningrad piano sheets are considered very powerful and emotional. Their construction is adding so much to the lyrics, written in D Major, which is a key to joy.

You can enjoy this song at your piano at home because we put at your disposal all the materials you need on our website.

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Leningrad - Billy Joel piano tutorial

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