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Bronx, New York, USA (1971 – present)

Billy Joel (born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949 in Bronx, New York, USA) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Joel has become a multi-million-selling recording artist. Joel recorded many popular hit songs and albums from 1971 until he stopped recording pop/rock music in 1993. He is one of the very few rock (or even pop) artists to have Top 10 hits in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. A six-time Grammy Award winner, he has sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide and is the sixth best selling artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.

Joel’s induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (Class of 2006) has further solidified his status as one of America’s leading music icons. He has continued to tour occasionally (sometimes with Elton John) in addition to writing and recording classical music.

Joel first lived in the South Bronx, in New York City, but his family soon moved to Hicksville, Long Island. Often he himself, along with many in the media, have confused this with him living in neighboring Levittown, NY (formed 1947). In truth, Joel lived on Meeting Lane in Hicksville, a town that has existed since 1648, near the Levittown border, in a section of town where Post-WW2, there were houses developed by Abe Levitt, known as Levitt Houses, thus forming nearby Levittown.


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  • Zephirx

    honestly one of the greatests [4]

    1 Aug 1:02am Reply
  • excentro

    Cold Spring Harbour <3

    27 Jul 9:42pm Reply
  • marv8396

    honestly one of the greatests [3]

    3 Jul 10:58pm Reply
  • ChristFollower3

    “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” –Proverbs 8:17

    1 Jul 3:21am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Billy KILLED it at Bonaroo. Shit was surreal. Played a lot of hits and actually went into some of his back catalog, was just great. Voice hasn't changed a bit and he hasn't missed a beat as a performer.

    26 Jun 4:55am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    Just really started listening to Storm Front and gotta say it's great. Not his best, but still really solid. Great big production stadium rock.

    4 Jun 9:25am Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    honestly one of the greatests [2]

    2 Jun 10:01am Reply
  • CelesteSoybean

    honestly one of the greatests

    2 Jun 1:37am Reply
  • PowersauceBar

    I used to write him off as easy listening music for yuppies. Then I grew up and years ago in my 20s listened to him and his album tracks. He's a great fucking songwriter and created the best pop music ever. Here's to you, piano man.

    18 May 7:45pm Reply
  • bad18

    v v v - The bigger crime is "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" barely made the Top 15. [3]

    6 Apr 2:39pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    v v v - The bigger crime is "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" barely made the Top 15. [2] Easily his best for me

    19 Feb 8:50am Reply
  • Dingbat1991

    v v v - The bigger crime is "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" barely made the Top 15.

    18 Feb 2:45am Reply
  • NoeRickman

    All about soul ♥

    28 Jan 4:39pm Reply
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  • Tcheck-sdl

    I'm shocked that Tell her about it isn't in the top 5, for me it was my first encounter knowing that there is this guy called Billy Joel. One of the best love songs ever!

    5 Jan 8:12am Reply
  • LeaveYouBehind

    Концерт на канале Культура в Новогоднюю ночь был великолепен! Спасибо!

    1 Jan 2:01pm Reply
  • enorerm

    Vienna ♥ [2]

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
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  • Tholral

    I'm so excited I discovered this guy. This is before my time, I had to do some digging to find it. My Life - Piano Man - Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me - Honesty.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    Vienna ♥

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