I'm surprised, personally, that he was even that notable. One of those artists who's continued appeal I simply do not get. Apparently he's an a-hole to boot.I likes me some data.
I am 'watching' it piecemeal (up to ca. 1986 as I type this) -- one observation so far is that Billy Joel, for a long time (at least a decade) was kinda the Susan Lucci of pop music by this metric. Sorta always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
That was that very strange short-lived fascination every non-music person had with "Gangnam Style" a few years ago because of the goofy video that accompanied it. Kind of a so-bad-its-good thing for a bunch of people. I think it was horrible but then again, I also think Billy Joel is horrible so?So, just watched one "Psy" appear and disappear like flowers in the desert from 2013 to 2014 -- not that I know who or what Psy is or was.