Throwback Thursday: ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ By Billy Joel

Billy Joel just performed at Wrigley Field over the weekend, so this seems like the perfect song to feature for ‘Throwback Thursday.”

“Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” is one of those Billy Joel songs that was never released as a single, but is one of his best known songs!

It seems that Billy likes the song too, because he’s mentioned in several interviews that this is one of his favorite songs that he’s ever done!

But, do you know what album you can find it on?

If you guesses Joel’s 1977 album “The Stranger”, you’d be right!

So does this restaurant actually exist?

Well, sort of.

Joel says he based it on a restaurant that was across the street from Carnegie Hall in New York City that he used to eat at when he’d perform at that venue!

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