Based on his famous songs and more unknown work, Maurits Fondse tells the life story of Billy Joel. The street boy, born in The Bronx, raised on Long Island (Downeaster Alexa), who had a love-hate relationship with the music industry (The Entertainer). In addition, Fondse highlights his almost philosophical texts (Summer Highland Falls), his love for New York (Say Goodbye to Hollywood – New York State of Mind), his performances in Russia during the Cold War (Leningrad), his fatherhood (Goodnight my Angel) and of course the relationships with the many women in his life (She’s Always a Woman). With 150 million records sold and 33 top 40 hits, Billy Joel (now 68 years old) is one of the world’s most successful artists of all time.