Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Real Name:
William Martin Joel
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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Billy Joel Discography


FPS 2700 Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor (Album) Family Productions FPS 2700 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
KC 32544 Billy Joel Piano Man (Album) Columbia KC 32544 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
PC 33146 Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade (Album) Columbia PC 33146 US 1974 Sell This Version
40-81195 Billy Joel Turnstiles (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 40-81195 US 1976 Sell This Version
82311 Billy Joel The Stranger (Album) Columbia, Family Productions 82311 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
AS 326 Billy Joel Souvenir(LP, Promo) Columbia, Family Productions AS 326 US 1977 Sell This Version
FC 35609, 35609 Billy Joel 52nd Street (Album) CBS FC 35609, 35609 US 1978 Sell This Version
AG 3306 Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel Attila (5) Featuring Billy Joel - Attila Featuring Billy Joel(LP, Album, RE) D&J Enterprises Records AG 3306 US 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 86108 Billy Joel Glass Houses (Album) Columbia, Columbia S CBS 86108 UK 1980 Sell This Version
LCS 14.004 Billy Joel California Flash (Album) Lotus LCS 14.004 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
JDB 2675 Billy Joel Songs In The Attic (Album) Columbia, Family Productions JDB 2675 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
TC 38200 Billy Joel The Nylon Curtain (Album) Columbia TC 38200 US 1982 Sell This Version
SAMP MC 50 Billy Joel Interview Behind Nylon Curtains(Cass, Promo, Smplr) CBS SAMP MC 50 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
40-25554 Billy Joel An Innocent Man (Album) Columbia 40-25554 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RR 83 3/4 Billy Joel Retro-Rock(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR 83 3/4 US 1983 Sell This Version
138688 Billy Joel The Bridge (Album) Columbia, Columbia 138688 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
460407 4 Billy Joel КОНЦЕРТ (Album) Columbia 460407 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CK 44366 Billy Joel Storm Front (Album) Columbia CK 44366 US 1989 Sell This Version
001013 8 Billy Joel Interview With Billy Joel (Album) Columbia 001013 8 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
PULS 029 Billy Joel Night After Day (Album) Pulsar PULS 029 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
CDCOL 3609 K Billy Joel River Of Dreams (Album) Columbia CDCOL 3609 K South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
CSK12694 Billy Joel Selections From 2000 Years › The Millennium Concert Columbia CSK12694 US 2000 Sell This Version
497981 2, COL 497981 2 Billy Joel 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert (Album) Columbia 497981 2, COL 497981 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CK 85397 Billy Joel And Richard Joo Billy Joel And Richard Joo - Fantasies & Delusions (Album) Columbia CK 85397 US 2001 Sell This Version
82876 85176 2 Billy Joel 12 Gardens Live (Album) Columbia 82876 85176 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

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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


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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