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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Billy will do the honors of playing the final concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4 before it undergoes renovation.
Nassau Coliseum's Final Show - Billy Joel August 4
Billy Joel will play the final show at Nassau Coliseum on August 4 before the venue closes for an extensive renovation. Tickets will go on sale May 1 via Ticketmaster. American Express Card Members can buy tickets before the general public from April 27 through April 30. The concert will be Billy’s…
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Billy Joel, Charles B. Wang, and Prof. Ben Shneiderman will receive honorary degrees and give commencement speeches this May at Stony Brook University. Congrats to the Class of 2015!
Billy Joel Among Those To Receive Honorary Degree, Give Speech At Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer Billy Joel, world renowned computer scientist Professor Ben Shneiderman, and Long Island businessman and philanthropist Charles B. Wang.
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