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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19: Liberty Devitto performs during the MTV, VH1, CMT & LOGO 2013 O Music Awards on June 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Best known for his 30 years behind the drums for Billy Joel, Brookly-born Liberty DeVitto has a lengthy resumé that includes working with Carly Simon, Phoebe Snow, Karen Carpenter, Stevie Nicks, Rick Wakeman, Bob James and Meat Loaf.

He’s featured in the new documentary film Hired Gun: The Untold Stories Behind Your Favorite Musicians.

Not bad for a guy who doesn’t read a note of music, right?

Liberty called into the WDHA Morning Jolt to speak with Jim Monaghan about his time with Billy Joel, session work with a wide variety of artists, and the drummers who inspired him.