Billy Joel

Real Name:
William Martin Joel
Profile:
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 Billy Joel - Cold Spring Harbor album art Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor (Album) Family Productions FPS 2700 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
KC 32544 Billy Joel - Piano Man album art Billy Joel Piano Man (Album) Columbia KC 32544 US 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 80766, S 80766 Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade album art Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade (Album) Columbia CBS 80766, S 80766 UK 1974 Sell This Version
PC 33848 Billy Joel - Turnstiles album art Billy Joel Turnstiles (Album) Columbia, Family Productions PC 33848 US 1976 Sell This Version
JC 34987, 34987 Billy Joel - The Stranger album art Billy Joel The Stranger (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions JC 34987, 34987 US 1977 Sell This Version
AS 402 Billy Joel - Inter-Chords: An Interview With Billy Joel album art Billy Joel Inter-Chords: An Interview With Billy Joel(LP, Ltd, Promo) Columbia AS 402 US 1977 Sell This Version
AS 326 Billy Joel - Souvenir album art Billy Joel Souvenir(LP, Promo, Smplr) Columbia, Family Productions AS 326 US 1977 Sell This Version
K-SET 551 Billy Joel - 52nd Street album art Billy Joel 52nd Street (Album) Columbia, Columbia, Family Productions K-SET 551 Peru 1978 Sell This Version
YAPC 107-108 Billy Joel - Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79 album art Billy Joel Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79(LP, Album, Promo, Smplr) CBS/Sony YAPC 107-108 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SWB-791-6 Billy Joel - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week album art 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
AG 3306 Billy Joel - Billy Joel album art Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel - Billy Joel (Album) D&J Enterprises Records AG 3306 US 1980 Sell This Version
25KP 540 Billy Joel - Glass Houses album art Billy Joel Glass Houses (Album) Columbia, Columbia 25KP 540 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
RL 13-0 Billy Joel - Mad Love / Glass Houses album art 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
SAMPLER 26 Billy Joel - Glass Houses Sampler album art Billy Joel Glass Houses Sampler(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) CBS Records Australia Limited SAMPLER 26 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
85273, CBS 85273 Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic album art Billy Joel Songs In The Attic (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 85273, CBS 85273 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NBC 81-6 Billy Joel - The Billy Joel Special album art Billy Joel The Billy Joel Special(3xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 81-6 US 1981 Sell This Version
RL 41-1 Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic / Private Eyes album art 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
SWB-811-6 Billy Joel - The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week album art Billy Joel The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The Week(LP, Transcription) Watermark SWB-811-6 US 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1343 Billy Joel - The Billy Joel Interview Album album art Billy Joel The Billy Joel Interview Album(LP, Promo) Columbia AS 1343 US 1981 Sell This Version
40-85959 Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain album art Billy Joel The Nylon Curtain (Album) Columbia 40-85959 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RL 42-2 Billy Joel - Nebraska / The Nylon Curtain  album art Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel - Nebraska / The Nylon Curtain (LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 42-2 US 1982 Sell This Version
L-11908 Billy Joel - The Billy Joel Special: The Man And His Music album art Billy Joel The Billy Joel Special: The Man And His Music(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One L-11908 US 1982 Sell This Version
SAMP MC 50 Billy Joel - Interview Behind Nylon Curtains album art Billy Joel Interview Behind Nylon Curtains(Cass, Promo, Smplr) CBS SAMP MC 50 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
20.437 Billy Joel - An Innocent Man album art Billy Joel An Innocent Man (Album) Columbia 20.437 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
RR 83-03, RR 83-04 Billy Joel - Untitled album art 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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TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

November 26, 2016
edited over 4 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.
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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