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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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  • janaplein

    Cool Music

    20 Feb 7:46pm 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
  • janaplein

    Cool Music

    18 Feb 7:21pm 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
  • KingNoCrown

    God.

    18 Jan 8:08am Reply
  • 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
  • Kawww

    Wunderbar

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • 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
  • notwhatseem

    but then if you're so smart, tell me why are you still so afraid?

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • RachelCarrie

    Vienna ♥

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • WildVegas

    We Didn't Start the Fire ❤

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • sls

    kinda overrated but he's got some good songs

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • AleksKelso

    Інколи навіть приємно послухати такі балади. А то постійно треш, метал і т.д...

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

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

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • CBNetRadio

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

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • GabrielBodao

    The best one <3333

    8 Jan 2014 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
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