Ron wrote many songs for Billy Joel. Italian restaurant, Angry Young Man, We Didn’t Start the Fire, Capt. Jack and others. Billy Joel is extremely talented and this doesn’t take away from anything he’s done. It’s almost always a gift if Ron writes a song for you but in fact there are no gifts in H-wood, they must have a financial arrangement, but this is as close to a gift as they come.
I strongly suspect that Billy is a descendent of The Late Great Buddy Rogers. I won’t tell you why though.