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Billy Joel

Previous star: Edward G. Robinson

Biography

Joel at opening night of the 2009 season at the Metropolitan Opera

Source: Wikipedia

William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the United States by discs shipped.

Fact file

  • Birth name: William Martin Joel
  • Born: May 9, 1949 (age 66) The Bronx, New York, U.S.
  • Origin: Hicksville, New York, U.S.
  • Genres: Rock, rock and roll, soft rock, pop rock, pop, classical
  • Occupation(s): Musician, singer-songwriter, composer
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano, guitar
  • Years active: 1965–present
  • Labels: Columbia, Family Productions, Sony Classical
  • Associated acts: The Echoes, The Hassles, Attila, Billy Joel Band
  • Website: billyjoel.com

Read more about Billy Joel at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Billy Joel Rocks Madison Square Garden (Again!) For His 70th Birthday: 'What Else Am I Gonna Do?'
Billboard, 2019-05-10 15:11:45
Billy Joel celebrated his 70th birthday on Thursday night (May 9) with yet another rocking, sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden. ...

Billy Joel's Daughters Sing 'Happy Birthday' for His 70th at MSG
TMZ, 2019-05-10 12:45:00
Billy Joel got a pretty special birthday gift -- 2 of his daughters, who are 30 years apart in age, joined him onstage at his show ... to wish him a happy 70th. Mr. New York State of Mind put on a show for a sold-out crowd at Madison Square ...

Watch the 'Avengers: Endgame' Cast Sing Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' in Comic Strip Mash-Up
Billboard, 2019-04-23 21:23:39
Ahead of the Avengers: Endgame world premiere Monday night, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon celebrated by posting a clip...

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