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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

John Fogerty Joins Billy Joel For Two Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs: Watch
Billboard, 2019-03-26 00:18:41
Billy Joel surprised fans at his Madison Square Garden residency on Thursday night (March 21) by bringing out none other than John Fogerty for a pair...

Billy Joel, Phillies Sued for Stage Handler's Injuries During Concert
TMZ, 2019-02-01 22:45:00
One of Billy Joel's roadies says a Philadelphia concert was unforgettable -- not for "Piano Man" or "My Life" -- but because a part of the stage allegedly came crashing down on him.  Carl Anderson is suing Billy, claiming the singer is…

Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden Residency Turns 5: $130 Million in the Bank & No Sign Of Stopping
Billboard, 2019-01-31 18:56:12
Five years deep into his historic monthly residency at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel impacts the Hot Tours recap dated Feb...

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