In 1970, three years before his first hit Piano Man, Billy Joel wrote a note and tried to kill himself by drinking a bottle of household cleaner (source). He recovered, and went on to have 33 Top-40 hits over the next three decades.
Take a minute to consider all the songs we would never have heard if he had succeeded.
Now take a moment to consider all the songs we haven’t heard, because of the people who did.
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