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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. Falcon, a prolific writer, considers himself a "reporter" 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. 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. 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. 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.
- 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
- 2009 "When We Were Beautiful" [Billy Falcon Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
- 2009 "Superman Tonight" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2009 "Love's the Only Rule" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2010 "Give in to Me" [Billy & Rose Falcon, Elisha Hoffman]
- 2010 "Elvis In Vegas" [Billy Falcon, Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2013 "Because We Can" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
- 2013 "Amen" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2013 "That's What The Water Made Me" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2013 "What's Left of Me" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora]
- 2013 "Beautiful World" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2013 "With These Two Hands" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]
- 2013 "Into The Echo" [Billy Falcon, Jon Bon Jovi]