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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Compilations

88697657152 Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection album art Billy Joel The Complete Albums Collection(15xCD, Album, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Columbia, Legacy 88697657152 US 2011 Sell This Version
DV9300178 Billy Joel - Grandes Éxitos album art Billy Joel Grandes Éxitos(DVD-V, Comp, NTSC + CD, Comp) Sony Music DV9300178 Colombia 2011 Sell This Version
88691968542 Billy Joel - Original Album Classics album art Billy Joel Original Album Classics(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Al) Columbia, Legacy 88691968542 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
27000 33008 88765407982 Billy Joel - The Golden Essentials album art Billy Joel The Golden Essentials(2xCD, Comp, RM, 24 ) Zounds Gold 24 Karat 27000 33008 88765407982 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
NSPENT12PKG-00546 Billy Joel - Opus Collection album art Billy Joel Opus Collection(CD, Comp) Columbia, Legacy, Starbucks Entertainment NSPENT12PKG-00546 US 2012 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - She's Got A Way: Love Songs album art Billy Joel She's Got A Way: Love Songs (Comp) Columbia Europe 2013 Sell This Version
88843043812 Billy Joel - Original Album Classics album art Billy Joel Original Album Classics(5xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88843043812 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - Night After Day album art Billy Joel Night After Day (Comp) Trend (5) Austria Unknown Sell This Version
FM-005 Billy Joel Billy Joel Best(CD, Comp) CTA Co. Ltd. FM-005 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
AMU049 Billy Joel - Billy Joel & James Taylor album art Billy Joel & James Taylor (2) Billy Joel & James Taylor (2) - Billy Joel & James Taylor(2xCD, Comp) Air Music And Media AMU049 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CA-5003 Billy Joel Billy Joel(CD, Comp) Five Toreaber CA-5003 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
BS-013 Billy Joel - Best album art Billy Joel Best(CD, Comp) Buena Suerte BS-013 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
LSP 980634 2 Billy Joel - Collected Works Of Billy Joel album art Billy Joel Collected Works Of Billy Joel(7xCD + Box, Comp) CBS LSP 980634 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
241047 Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade/Turnstiles album art Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade/Turnstiles(LP, Album + LP, Album + Comp, Gat) CBS 241047 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 8763 Billy Joel - Godzilla album art Billy Joel Godzilla(LP, Comp) Ricordi ORL 8763 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
EX-064 Billy Joel - Billy Joel album art Billy Joel Billy Joel(CD, Comp) Excellent (5) EX-064 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
EMC.2725 Billy Joel - 1968 Sessions album art Billy Joel & The Hassles Billy Joel & The Hassles - 1968 Sessions(LP, Comp) EMI EMC.2725 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
982218 1 Billy Joel - The Collection album art Billy Joel The Collection(6xLP, Album, RE + Box, Comp) CBS 982218 1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 450058 1 Billy Joel - Songs In The Attic & Piano Man - Two Originals album art Billy Joel Songs In The Attic & Piano Man - Two Originals(2xLP, Comp) CBS CBS 450058 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

Billy Joel - Live From Long Island album art Billy Joel Live From Long Island CBS Fox Video US 1983 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - The Video Album - Volume II album art Billy Joel The Video Album - Volume II (Comp) CBS Fox Video US 1986 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - The Video Album - Volume I album art Billy Joel The Video Album - Volume I (Comp) CBS Fox Video Japan 1986 Sell This Version
30LP 111 Billy Joel - The Video Mini Album Vol. 1 album art Billy Joel The Video Mini Album Vol. 1(Laserdisc, 8", S/Sided, MiniAlbum, NTSC) CBS/Sony 30LP 111 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - Eye Of The Storm album art Billy Joel Eye Of The Storm (Comp) Image Entertainment, CMV Enterprises Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium album art Billy Joel Live At Yankee Stadium CMV Enterprises US 1990 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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