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Billy Joel
Billy Joel


Background information
Birth name William Martin Joel
Born May 9, 1949
Born place The Bronx, New York, United States
Origin Hicksville, New York, United States
Genre(s) Rock
Pop
Jazz
Classical
Years active 1964—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Sony Music
Family Productions U.S.
Associated acts Elton John
Bruce Springsteen
Echoes
The Hassles
Attila
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William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical 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, according to the RIAA.


Albums
Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert (2011) 12 Gardens Live (2006) Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (2004) Movin' Out (2002) The Essential Billy Joel (2001) Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions, Op. 1-10 (2001) 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert (2000) Greatest Hits: Volume III (1997) River Of Dreams (1993) Storm Front (1989)


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News

Kiss, The Cure, Billy Joel For Paul McCartney Covers Album

April 11, 2011
Kiss, The Cure and Billy Joel will all feature on a new Paul McCartney covers album, it has been reported. The singer is planning to make a new album featuring covers of his solo material and Wings tracks which will also feature his son James.   Read more 

Elton John Tells Billy Joel To Seek Rehab

February 2, 2011
Sir Elton John has told Billy Joel to seek help to curb his “alcoholism”. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer said the pair had been forced to cancel many joint tours over the years due to Joel's troubles.  Read more 

Billy Joel, Neil Diamond Pay Tribute To Don Kirshner

January 19, 2011
Billy Joel and Neil Diamond have led tributes to rock promoter Don Kirshner, who has died. The 76-year-old, who was also a music publisher, died of heart failure In a hospital in Boca Raton on Monday (January 17).  Read more 

Billy Joel 'Recovering Extremely Well' After Hip Surgery

November 25, 2010
Billy Joel is said to be "recovering wel" after undergoing double hip surgery recently. The singer had the surgery to treat a congenital ailment, People magazine reports.  Read more 

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