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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

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To Kill a Mockingbird Boardway Play
Variety, 2020-01-29 17:45:25
In February, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will make history. It will become the first Broadway play to be presented at Madison Square Garden, the sprawling sports complex best known for hosting Knicks and Rangers games, as well as Billy Joel concerts. Don’t try to get tickets. Like most performances of ...

Billy Joel's Long Island Home Broken Into, Burglars Trash Motorcycles
TMZ, 2020-01-29 08:50:10
Some crook thought he'd be a big shot breaking into Billy Joel's house -- which would've been bad enough -- but trashing the piano man's beloved motorbikes too ... just makes him a heartless prick. Nassau County PD tells TMZ ... a burglary took…

SiriusXM Announces Intimate Show and Conversation with Billy Joel in Miami Beach
Billboard, 2019-11-11 17:24:20
Billy Joel will sit down for a special SiriusXM event at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach, Florida on Dec. 5. Billy Joel: An Evening of...

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