Billy Falcon

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Billy Falcon (born William Falcone; July 13, 1954) is an American musician, composer and music producer from Rosedale, New York. He released rock albums throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, as well as appearing on The Way International's "High Country Caravan". He is currently active in the Nashville, Tennessee area with the band The Sowing Circle.

Falcon grew up in Rosedale, Queens. He signed his first record contract with a major label at age 18.[citation needed] Falcon, a prolific writer, considers himself a "reporter"[citation needed] of his life experiences in lyrics and melodies.

Pretty Blue World, released in 1991, produced Falcon's highest-charting single, "Power Windows", which broke into the Top 40.[1] The same album contains "Heaven’s Highest Hill", which articulates the pain of having to tell his three-year old daughter that her mother had died, echoing the true-life event of the loss of his wife Myla to breast cancer.

He signed a deal with Mercury Records after Jon Bon Jovi contacted him about working together in the early 1990s.[citation needed] Falcon co-wrote over a dozen songs on six Bon Jovi albums, including "Just Older", "Last Man Standing", "Everybody's Broken", "When We Were Beautiful" and on The Circle, "Superman Tonight". "Give In To Me", co-written with Falcon’s daughter Rose and Elisha Hoffman, is featured in the Sony Pictures film Country Strong and performed by Faith Hill on the film’s soundtrack. Other songs he has written have been covered by Stevie Nicks, Cher, Manfred Mann, Sherrie Austin, Meatloaf and Trace Adkins.[2] Over his career, Falcon has released a dozen albums.

He has lived in Nashville for the past 19 years. Over the past four years, he has performed with the band The Sowing Circle and continues to write, perform, record and produce albums for artists, including his daughter.

Discography[edit]

  • 1977 Billy Falcon's Burning Rose
  • 1979 Billy Falcon (aka Improper Attire)
  • 1979 Billy Falcon Group - Priceless EP
  • 1980 Falcon Around
  • 1983 Billy & Myla - School of Hard Knocks
  • 1986 Spark In The Dark
  • 1988 Haunted Guitar
  • 1991 Pretty Blue World
  • 1994 Letters From A Paper Ship
  • 2003 Songs About Girls
  • 2004 Released (recorded in 1995)
  • 2006 Made Man
  • 2011 WHEN

Songwriting collaborations[edit]

  • 2000 Crush
     "Just Older" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Mystery Train" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Say It Isn't So" [Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "I Could Make a Living Out of Lovin' You" [Jon Bon Jovi,Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon]
  • 2002 Bounce
     "Bounce" [Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon]
     "Undivided [Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon]
  • 2004 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong
     "These Arms Are Open All Night" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Kidnap an Angel" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Another Reason to Believe" [Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon, J. Steele
  • 2005 Have A Nice Day
     "Last Man Standing" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Story of My Life" [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "Complicated" [Jon Bon Jovi,  Billy Falcon, Max Martin]
  • 2007 Lost Highway
     "Everbody's Broken [Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon]
     "I Love This Town" [Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; Billy Falcon] 
  • 2009 The Circle
     "When We Were Beautiful" [Billy Falcon Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
     "Superman Tonight" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
     "Love's the Only Rule" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
  • 2010 "Give in to Me" [Billy & Rose Falcon, Elisha Hoffman]
  • 2010 Meat Loaf Hang Cool Teddy Bear
     "Elvis In Vegas" [Billy Falcon, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi] 
  • 2013 What About Now
     "Because We Can" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
     "Amen" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
     "That's What The Water Made Me" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
     "What's Left of Me" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
     "Beautiful  World" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
     "With These Two Hands" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
     "Into The Echo" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Billy Falcon biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "AllMusic". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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