Billy Joel

Real Name:
William Martin Joel
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Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949 in the Bronx and shortly after moved to the Levittown section of Hicksville, Long Island, New York where he started playing piano at the age of 4. In 1964, inspired by the Beatles, he formed his first band "The Echoes", which became "The Lost Souls" in 1965 and then "The Emerald Lords" in 1966. In 1967 he joined "The Hassles" and recorded two albums, which were not successful. Billy Joel and Jon Small, the drummer of The Hassles then formed the psychedelic duo "Attila" and released one album without success. In 1971 Billy Joel started his solo career with the album "Cold Spring Harbour" and finally achieved fame in 1973 with his song "Piano Man".

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (Performer)
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FPS 2700 Cold Spring Harbor — Billy Joel Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor (Album) Family Productions FPS 2700 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
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PC 4656 Piano Man — Billy Joel Billy Joel Piano Man (Album) Columbia PC 4656 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
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CBS 80766, S 80766 Streetlife Serenade — Billy Joel Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade (Album) Columbia CBS 80766, S 80766 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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PC 33848 Turnstiles — Billy Joel Billy Joel Turnstiles (Album) Columbia, Family Productions PC 33848 US 1976 Sell This Version
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15183 Souvenir — Billy Joel Billy Joel Souvenir (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 15183 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
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CBS 82311 The Stranger — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Stranger (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions CBS 82311 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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AS 402 Inter-Chords: An Interview With Billy Joel — Billy Joel Billy Joel Inter-Chords: An Interview With Billy Joel(LP, Ltd, Promo) Columbia AS 402 US 1977 Sell This Version
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K-SET 551 52nd Street — Billy Joel Billy Joel 52nd Street (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions K-SET 551 Peru 1978 Sell This Version
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SWB-791-6 The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week — Billy Joel Robert W. Morgan, Billy Joel Robert W. Morgan, Billy Joel - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week(LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB-791-6 US 1979 Sell This Version
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AG 3306 Billy Joel — Billy Joel Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel - Billy Joel (Album) D&J Enterprises Records AG 3306 US 1980 Sell This Version
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40-86108 Glass Houses — Billy Joel Billy Joel Glass Houses (Album) Columbia, Columbia 40-86108 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
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RL 13-0 Mad Love / Glass Houses — Billy Joel Linda Ronstadt / Billy Joel Linda Ronstadt / Billy Joel - Mad Love / Glass Houses(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, United States Department Of Defense RL 13-0 US 1980 Sell This Version
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40-85273 Songs In The Attic — Billy Joel Billy Joel Songs In The Attic (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 40-85273 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
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NBC 81-6 The Billy Joel Special — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Billy Joel Special(3xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 81-6 US 1981 Sell This Version
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RL 41-1 Songs In The Attic / Private Eyes — Billy Joel Billy Joel / Daryl Hall John Oates* Billy Joel / Daryl Hall John Oates* - Songs In The Attic / Private Eyes(LP, Transcription) Afrts, United States Department Of Defense RL 41-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
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SWB-811-6 The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week(LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB-811-6 US 1981 Sell This Version
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AS 1343 The Billy Joel Interview Album — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Billy Joel Interview Album(LP, Promo) Columbia AS 1343 US 1981 Sell This Version
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40-85959 The Nylon Curtain — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Nylon Curtain (Album) Columbia 40-85959 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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RL 42-2 Nebraska / The Nylon Curtain  — Billy Joel Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel - Nebraska / The Nylon Curtain (LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 42-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
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L-11908 The Billy Joel Special: The Man And His Music — Billy Joel Billy Joel The Billy Joel Special: The Man And His Music(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One L-11908 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SAMP MC 50 Interview Behind Nylon Curtains — Billy Joel Billy Joel Interview Behind Nylon Curtains(Cass, Promo, Smplr) CBS SAMP MC 50 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
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25AP 2660 An Innocent Man — Billy Joel Billy Joel An Innocent Man (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 25AP 2660 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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RR 83-03, RR 83-04 Untitled — Billy Joel Billy Joel Untitled(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation, Clayton Webster Corporation RR 83-03, RR 83-04 US 1983 Sell This Version
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PC 85-41 Westwood One Startrak Profile — Billy Joel Billy Joel Westwood One Startrak Profile(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One PC 85-41 US 1985 Sell This Version
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PC 85-40 Westwood One Startrak Profile — Billy Joel Billy Joel Westwood One Startrak Profile(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One PC 85-40 US 1985 Sell This Version

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TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

November 26, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Mr. somewhereindetroit down below is the first person I came across who called Billy Joel "boring", which I find very interesting. If you don't understand the beauty of "Piano Man", "She's Always A Woman", and "Just The Way You Are" or the groove of "Big Shot", "Angry Young Man" and "It's Still Rock And Roll To Me", you must have broken ears.
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solarbloom

solarbloom

April 17, 2013
I'm from punkland and noiseville myself, and have been for 25 years or so, but I still recognize that Billy Joel has a huge catalog of vital, stirring, and yes -- dare I say it -- historically significant material. Way too many fantastic tracks to even begin mentioning them all.... Stuff I can't stand? Of course, there's plenty, but that doesn't detract from the dozens of perfect and unique pop songs that I still choose to listen to on occasion -- the great lyrics are key to the whole equation, of course, as well -- that should go without saying :)

Still listen to "Movin' Out" every time I do so lol
somewhereindetroit

somewhereindetroit

August 25, 2009
Billy Joel is quite simply one of the most boring, overrated, overplayed musical performers of the last 100 years. Despite being a tremendously successful singer songwriter in commercial terms, the music of Billy Joel needs to be left in the past and man kind must start walking away from music such as Bill Joel that deserves to be buried in the sands of time. The most tolerable Billy Joel is the early Billy Joel, and the less singing and more commercial, the better.
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