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Billy Joel

Billy Joel
Born: May 9, 1949 in New York, NY [The Bronx]
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Genre: Country, Folk, Pop/Rock
Biography: Although Billy Joel never was a critic's favorite, the pianist emerged as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the latter half of the '70s. Joel's music consistently demonstrates an affection for Beatlesque hooks and a flair for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway melodies. His fusion of two distinct ...Read full biography
The Stranger
Released: 1977
Label: COLUMBIA
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Billy Joel teamed with Phil Ramone, a famed engineer who had just scored his first producing hits with Art Garfunkel's Breakaway and Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years for The Stranger, his ...Read full review
Glass Houses
Released: 1980
Label: COLUMBIA
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The back-to-back success of The Stranger and 52nd Street may have brought Billy Joel fame and fortune, even a certain amount of self-satisfaction, but it didn't bring him critical respect, and it didn't ...Read full review
Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize
Jul 22, 4:31 AM EST
Library of Congress honors 'Piano Man' Billy Joel with Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Billy Joel's mother dies at 92
Jul 15, 6:34 AM EST
Billy Joel's mother dies in New York at 92, was inspiration for 'Rosalinda's Eyes'
Billy Joel tells Howard Stern about trying heroin
Apr 28, 2:26 PM EST
Billy Joel opens up to Howard Stern about trying heroin, almost forming supergroup with Sting
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