Doug Stegmeyer

Doug web Meyer ( born December 23, 1951 in New York City; † August 25, 1995 ) was an American rock musician who was best known as the longtime bass player for Billy Joel.


In high school, Doug web Meyer met Russell Javor and Liberty DeVitto, with whom he and Howard Emerson together formed the band Topper. The group met in the 1970s with songs that Javor had written. During this time, Billy Joel became aware of toppers. Since Joel needed a bass player for his Streetlife Serenade tour, he invited Doug Meyer bar to play in his band. This persuaded then Javor and DeVitto, also playing for Joel, so toppers became The Billy Joel band. Doug Meyer bridge belonged to the formation from 1976 to 1989. He was also involved in productions of Debbie Gibson and Hall & Oates.

On 25 August 1995 web Meyer committed suicide in his hometown of New York suicide.