On Sirius, I heard a version of the song with Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes & backed by Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band. I came home & looked it up on Youtube:
Interestingly, Billy Joel actually wrote the song about her, which she then covered. It's got to be a little strange to sing a song somebody else wrote about you.
Anyway, I was looking at old photos of The Ronettes & other music of the day on the amazing Google Images. I then came across this dude, by the name of Wayne Cochran aka. The White Knight of Soul...
I saw this crazy hair and thought immediately of Ronnie Spector's one-time husband, the psycho producer & creepy goblin Phil Spector. The wigs Phil Spector wore during his murder trial were mind-bogglingly, outrageously bad. He should have just worn a sign on his chest that said "I'm a lunatic, put me away!!!"
So that's how my brain jumps from Billy Joel... to Phil Spector's wigs.