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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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Billy Joel Discography Tracks

none Various Uptown Girl Various - Disco Mix Club - December 1983 - Tape 1(Cass, Mixed, Promo) DMC none UK 1983 Sell This Version
CBS 88648, CBS 88 648 Various Tell Her About It Various - Disco Dynamite '84(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) CBS, CBS CBS 88648, CBS 88 648 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
DMD2-062 Various Tell Her About It Various - Can't Stop Dancin' Volume 2(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) CBS Direct DMD2-062 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
DMD2-092 Various You're Only Human (Second Wind) Various - Can't Stop Dancin' Volume 3(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) CBS Direct DMD2-092 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
DD 23, DD23 Various River Of Dreams Various - Deep Dance 23(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Deep Dance, Deep Dance DD 23, DD23 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
T 81995 Various Uptown Girl Various - Studio 33 - The Real Magic Dance Classics Mix (CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Studio 33 Records (2) T 81995 1996 Sell This Version
VOR4 Various Uptown Girl Various - The Voice Of Rock Vol.4(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Dreamteam Mix Label VOR4 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
0-464906-769094 Various Sometimes A Fantasy Various - Chorus Girl: Remixed, Remade, Remodeled(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Atomic Records (10) 0-464906-769094 Philippines 1999 Sell This Version
PM 002 Various Uptown Girl Various - Hit From The Past: The 80's Part II(CD, Mixed, Unofficial) Party Mücke PM 002 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
MFMM 194 Various All Shook Up Various - Music Factory Mastermix 194(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory MFMM 194 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RWCD 1/2002 Various Uptown Girl Various - Re-Wind Summermix 2002(CDr, Mixed, Promo) ABC Records(3) RWCD 1/2002 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD419 Various All Shook Up Various - Grandmaster Party 3(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Music Factory CD419 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Issue 230 Various Tell Her About It Various - Mastermix Issue 230(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, P/Mixed) Music Factory Issue 230 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PMXV1 DJ Pool (2) River Of Dreams DJ Pool (2) - Pool Mix 1990's Vol.1(CD, Unofficial, Mixed) Pool Records (2) PMXV1 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
none Various We Didn't Start The Fire and 1 more… Various - Poolmix Party Part One(CD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Pool Records (2) none Denmark 2008 Sell This Version
none Genevan Heathen*, DJ Raze & Mattfoley* Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Genevan Heathen*, DJ Raze & Mattfoley* - Happy Birthday, You Fuckin' Weirdo(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, Mixtape) Murdafunk, Villa Magica Records none Switzerland 2010
none Dj Aristocat Doin' Time (Marshall Arts Remix)/For The Longest Time (Tommy Diz Remix) Dj Aristocat - Nostalgia(CD, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Aristocat) none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Various Uptown Girl (as Billie Joel) Various - The 80's Mix(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2012 Sell This Version
DMCPMJ1 Various Uptown Girl Various - Party Monsterjam 1 (Extended)(CDr, Comp, Mixed) DMC DMCPMJ1 UK 2013 Sell This Version
PTB3012 Various Uptown Girl Various - Party Beats Series 3 Volume 12(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) CD Pool PTB3012 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DM CD 28 Various Uptown Girl Various - The Party Monsterjam Volume 1(CD, Album, Mixed) DMC DM CD 28 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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fuufuu

fuufuu

January 3, 2018
Note to Tabloid Weasel and the other guy: I'm not trolling when I say that Billy Joel is an overrated sack of garbage. Crooning with false depth and silly, cheap attitude, Billy Joel is the excrement residue left behind from real song writers like Carol King and Bob Dylan. Also, I'm pretty sure he hasn't even played piano live or even on his own recordings for years. Forget that noise.
TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

November 26, 2016
edited 8 months 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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