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Billy Joel

Singer + Songwriter + Pianist
Male
Born May 9, 1949
Age 67
Hometown The Bronx
Other Names Joel, William Jos...

William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA. He also has the third-best-selling album in the United States with his Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2.… Read More

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    Dated 2009
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    Married 2004
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    Married 2004 - 2009
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    Married 2003 - 2009
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    Dated 2001
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    Dated 1994 - 2000
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    Married 1985 - 1994
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    Dated 1982 - 1983
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    Dated 1981 - 1982
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    Married 1971 - 1982
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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth William Martin Joel was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1949, and was raised in the suburb of Hicksville, New York. … Read More
1957 8 Years Old Rosalind and Howard Joel divorced in 1957. … Read More

TEENAGE

1965 16 Years Old Joel founded the Echoes, a group that specialized in British Invasion covers. When the Echoes became popular in New York, Joel left high school to become a professional musician. The Echoes began recording in 1965; Joel was originally hired by Snuff Garret as a pianist for Bobby Vee, however he was fired before doing any records or shows because he refused to wear the matching jackets the band was to wear. … Read More
1967 18 Years Old Joel left the band in 1967 to join the Hassles, a Long Island group that had signed with United Artists Records. … Read More

TWENTIES

1969 - 1972 3 More Events
1973 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Joel's first album with Columbia was Piano Man, released in 1973. … Read More
1974 - 1975 2 More Events
1976 27 Years Old Disenchanted with Los Angeles, Joel returned to New York City in 1976 and recorded Turnstiles, the first album he recorded with the group of hand-picked musicians who became the Billy Joel Band. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old Expectations were high for Joel's next album, 52nd Street, which he released in 1978, naming it after Manhattan's famous 52nd Street, which, at the time of its release, served as the world headquarters of CBS/ Columbia. … Read More

THIRTIES

1979 - 1981 2 More Events
1982 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, he embarked on a brief tour in support of the album.
1983 34 Years Old Joel's next album moved away from the serious themes of The Nylon Curtain and struck a much lighter tone. The album An Innocent Man was Joel's tribute to R&B and doo wop music of the 1950s and 1960s and resulted in Joel's second Billboard No. 1 hit, "Tell Her About It", which was the first single off the album in the summer of 1983. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Joel participated in the USA For Africa We Are The World project in 1985, capping off a series of successful singles. … Read More
1986 - 1987 2 More Events
1988 39 Years Old In 1988, Joel provided the voice of Dodger in Disney's Oliver and Company. … Read More

FORTIES

1989 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The release of the album Storm Front coincided with major changes in Joel's career and inaugurated a period of serious upheaval in his business affairs. In August 1989, just before the album was released, Joel dismissed his manager (and former brother-in-law) Frank Weber after an audit revealed major discrepancies in Weber's accounting. … Read More
In 1992, he submitted essays to the school board and was awarded his diploma at Hicksville High's annual graduation ceremony, 25 years after leaving. … Read More
1993 44 Years Old 1 More Event
That year, Joel also started work on River of Dreams, finishing the album in early 1993. … Read More
Beginning in 1994, Joel toured extensively with Elton John on a series of "Face to Face" tours, making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old 1 More Event
1997's "To Make You Feel My Love" and "Hey Girl" both charted from Joel's Greatest Hits Volume III album. … Read More

FIFTIES

1999 50 Years Old 1 More Event
To add onto his achievements Joel was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. … Read More
2001 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Joel released Fantasies & Delusions, a collection of classical piano pieces. … Read More
2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 55 Years Old On October 2, 2004, Joel married his third wife Katie Lee, aged 23 at the time. … Read More
On January 7, 2006, Joel began a tour across the United States. … Read More
The song, titled "All My Life", was Joel's newest single (with second track "You're My Home", live from Madison Square Garden 2006 tour) and was released into stores on February 27, 2007.
On January 26, 2008, Joel performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrating the 151st anniversary of the Academy of Music. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 - 2012 5 More Events
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2013 it was announced that Joel would hold his first ever indoor Irish concert at the O2 in Dublin on November 1. … Read More
In 2014, Joel will perform 21 concerts (in addition to his Madison Square Garden residency) from January 7 to August 2 in various cities around the United States and Canada. … Read More
Joel was a headliner at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, in Manchester, TN held June 11–15, 2015.
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