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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

Blind piano prodigy plays with Billy Joel
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-07-25 21:38:03
When Riman, who was born blind, started playing "Piano Man" Joel joined in

How Billy Joel Became a Residency Pioneer and a Touring Titan -- Without Any New Music
Billboard, 2019-07-18 14:00:42
On a rain-washed summer afternoon in Oxford, England, Billy Joel walks into a room lined with wood paneling and leather-bound books to meet some...

Billy Joel Talks Wanting to Share a Stage With Jimi Hendrix: 'I Would Just Sit Back and Shut the F--k Up'
Billboard, 2019-07-18 14:00:00
This week’s Billboard magazine cover star Billy Joel took some time during his photo shoot to play “Fishing For Answers,” as he...

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