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 Billy Joel - Cold Spring Harbor album art Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor(LP, Album, Unofficial, D.J) Family Productions FPS 2700 US 1971 Sell This Version
KM2225 Billy Joel - Piano Man album art Billy Joel Piano Man(LP, Album, Unofficial) Kong Mei Record Co., Ltd. KM2225 Taiwan 1973 Sell This Version
LM-2656 Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade album art Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2656 US 1974 Sell This Version
US 510 Billy Joel - The Stranger album art Billy Joel The Stranger(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Girl US 510 Malaysia 1977 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - Glass Houses album art Billy Joel Glass Houses (Album) Liming Record Taiwan 1980 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - The Tough Boy album art Billy Joel & The Hassels* Billy Joel & The Hassels* - The Tough Boy (Comp) Koala (3) US 1980 Sell This Version
UM 46AG Billy Joel - Young Dreams album art Billy Joel Young Dreams(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Unicorn Music (3) UM 46AG US 1980 Sell This Version
P-244 Billy Joel - Glass Houses album art Billy Joel Glass Houses(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Contessa P-244 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
RC 3852 Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic album art Billy Joel Songs In The Attic(Cass, Album, Unofficial) RC RC 3852 Poland 1981 Sell This Version
OH BOY 1-9125 Billy Joel - New York City Serenade album art Billy Joel New York City Serenade(CD, Album, Unofficial) Oh Boy OH BOY 1-9125 Luxembourg 1991 Sell This Version
GLR 9107/08 Billy Joel - Piano Man On Stage album art Billy Joel Piano Man On Stage(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Great Live Records GLR 9107/08 1991 Sell This Version
BKCD 007/008 Billy Joel - Welcome To The Show album art Billy Joel Welcome To The Show(2xCD, Unofficial) Backstage BKCD 007/008 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Billy Joel River Of Dreams (Album) Star Poland 1993 Sell This Version
MM 9337/38 Billy Joel - Live At The Bottom Line album art Billy Joel Live At The Bottom Line(2xCD, Unofficial) Mistral Music MM 9337/38 Luxembourg 1993 Sell This Version
WTO-7 Billy Joel World Tour In Concert(CD, Album, Unofficial) FIC (2) WTO-7 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
IBR 2175 Billy Joel - Skyscraper Blues album art Billy Joel Skyscraper Blues(CD, Unofficial) International Broadcast Recordings IBR 2175 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
LL 15518 Billy Joel - Live - We Didn't Start The Fire album art Billy Joel Live - We Didn't Start The Fire(CD, Unofficial) Live Line LL 15518 1993 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust album art Billy Joel A Matter Of Trust (Album) Viva (4) Italy 1994 Sell This Version
FTM 3262 Billy Joel - River Of Live album art Billy Joel River Of Live(CD, Album, Unofficial) Fuck The Majors (FTM) FTM 3262 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD/2312 Billy Joel - Live album art Billy Joel Live(CD, Album, Unofficial) On Stage Records CD/2312 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
HR5945/46 Billy Joel - The Final Night album art Billy Joel The Final Night(CD, Album, Unofficial) Home Records HR5945/46 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
GRA-045-A Billy Joel - My Life album art Billy Joel My Life(CD, Unofficial) Grapefruit GRA-045-A Australia 1994 Sell This Version
OCTO 029-030 Billy Joel - Up The Sinners album art Billy Joel Up The Sinners(2xCD, Unofficial) Octopus OCTO 029-030 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
BSS-6001/2 Billy Joel - Live Dreams album art Billy Joel Live Dreams(2xCD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Billy Joel) BSS-6001/2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
G 53 237 Billy Joel - Daydream album art Billy Joel Daydream(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) CDM G 53 237 Europe 1994 Sell This Version

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TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

November 26, 2016
edited over 2 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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