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Billy Joel

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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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  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    не люблю подобную музыку, скучные баллады. но по сравнению с отстоем из 80-х типа всяких брайанов адамсов он просто гигант

    8 Mar 5:05pm Reply
  • CBNetRadio

    We played so many songs by billy back on KFMK in Houston Texas. His songs are excellent!

    11 Feb 7:53am Reply
  • GabrielBodao

    The best one <3333

    8 Jan 2:22pm Reply
  • brabonjak

    And the waitress is practicing politics As the businessmen slowly get stoned Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness But it's better than drinkin' alone. <3

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> Just a recommendation ...

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sammyfunster

    https://soundcloud.com/cristobalr/armonica-plz

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Gabriel_ds

    Leave A Tender Moment Alone <3

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    bom dimais

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • zackattackkkk

    I always wanted to see #BillyJoel in #NYC. Looks like he will be @ Madison Square Garden soon! #presale #MSG @CitiPrivatePass #excited

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Varnish_ice

    Honesty <3

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Panecea

    •*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*• BILLY •*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ayehd

    Love <3

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    http://www.purposegames.com/game/albums-billy-joel-game?l=9719

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • b-factor

    My favorite Billy album is An Innocent Man!

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WildVegas

    :']

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BodyForSoul

    he greatest singer songwriters ever.love his early albums the best Cold Spring Harbor Piano Man Turnstiles all classic singer songwriter 70's albums that is my music style as a muscian so I listen to those albums most.Billy is one of music's great melodie writers and story tellers!

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PleasedTaMeetYa

    One of my all-time favourites. Hoping to see him in concert someday and check another one off the bucket list.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    this guy is underrated.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • flickothewrist

    Monumentally gifted, musician's musician, an absolute pleasure to share in his remarkable genius over the years and for me along with Tom petty the greatest male contemporary talent American has ever produced, marvellous

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Iezuz

    In certain pictures he looks like Sylvester Stallone. [2] current main pic, for example. But I always wondered how he can look so different by changing his hair-do. Long hair, short hair, bald, beard, no beard,... he seems to try everything :D

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
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