Birth Name: William Martin Joel
Birth Place: Levittown, New York
Years Active: 1964–present
Genres: Rock, Pop, Classical
William Martin “Billy” Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American musician and pianist, singer-songwriter, and classical composer. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man,” in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.
Joel made his debut in 1971 with “Cold Spring Harbor” but achieved breakthrough success with his 1973 follow-up “Piano Man.” The single “Piano Man,” a fictionalized retelling of Joel's days as a lounge singer in Los Angeles, peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and at #4 on the Adult Contemporary Singles chart. The album hit #27 on the ...
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Watch the Q&A of 'Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia' held after the Long Island Music Hall of Fame's screening of the film. Check it out below.
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The Long Island Music Hall of Fame held a screening of Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge To Russia on October 20th. The event included appearances by Emmy-winning director Jim Brown, Oleg Smirnoff and guitarist Russell Javors, moderated by Sound of Film Host Tom Needham. Video by Dušan Seku…
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We want to clarify the speculation in the recent media about the Fred Schruers book, “Billy Joel-The Definitive Biography.” This book is not Billy Joel’s autobiography or his memoir that was canceled in 2011. Parts of the book were taken from material the author collected from numerous sources, including interviews with Billy Joel in 2007-2009.
“The best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music." Billy Joel
Billy Joel, The Definitive Biography by Fred Schruers
We want to clarify the speculation in the recent media about the Fred Schruers book, “Billy Joel-The Definitive Biography.” This book is not Billy Joel’s autobiography or his memoir that was canceled in 2011. Parts of the book were taken from material the author collected from numerous sources, incl…
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