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Billy Joel

voc, p, *1949 US, The Bronx
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. William Martin Joel

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)

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Uptown Girl on An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
Piano Man on Piano Man by Billy Joel
We Didn't Start the Fire on Storm Front by Billy Joel
Vienna on The Stranger by Billy Joel
She's Always a Woman on The Stranger by Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are on The Stranger by Billy Joel
My Life on 52nd Street by Billy Joel
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me on Glass Houses by Billy Joel
The Longest Time on An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
Only the Good Die Young on The Stranger by Billy Joel

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
New York State Of MindBilly Joel2017Album
MSG 1982 New Years EveBilly Joel2017Album
Osaka 1991 1st NightBilly Joel2016Album
Osaka 1995 1st NightBilly Joel2014Album
Greenvale New York (May 6th 1977 CW Post University)Billy Joel2014Album
Maybe I'm AmazedBilly Joel2014Single
Original Album ClassicsBilly Joel2014Album
A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To RussiaBilly Joel2014Album
Face To Face In PhiladelphiaElton John & Billy Joel2013Album
She's Got A WayBilly Joel2013Compil.
You May Be Right / She's Got A WayBilly Joel2013Single
She's Got A Way: Love SongsBilly Joel2013Compil.
The Bridge Japan TourBilly Joel2012Album
Glass Houses In JapanBilly Joel2012Album
Best Hits CollectionCulture Club / Elton John & Billy Joel2012Album
Innocent NightsBilly Joel2012Album
The Stranger In BostonBilly Joel2012Album
Original Album ClassicsBilly Joel2012Album
Opus CollectionBilly Joel2012Compil.
The Golden EssentialsBilly Joel2012Compil.
The Complete Albums CollectionBilly Joel2011Album
Grandes ÉxitosBilly Joel2011Compil.
Live At Shea Stadium (The Concert)Billy Joel2011Album
Live At Shea Stadium (The Concert)Billy Joel2011Album
She's Always A Woman: LovesongsBilly Joel2010Compil.
Face 2 Face In ColoradoElton John & Billy Joel2010Album
Only The Good Die Young / She's Always A WomanBilly Joel2010Single
The Last Play At Shea (The Documentary Film)Billy Joel2010Album
Triple Feature - Cold Spring Harbor/The Bridge/River Of DreamsBilly Joel2010Compil.
The HitsBilly Joel2010Compil.
Boston 1978Billy Joel2009Album
Christmas In Fallujah (Live At Acer Arena)Billy Joel2009Single
One Enchanted EveningBryan Adams & Billy Joel2009Album
At Tokyo DomeBilly Joel2008Album
The Stranger 30th Anniversary Edition Radio SamplerBilly Joel2008Album
Live From Long IslandBilly Joel2008Album
The Stranger - Bonus CDBilly Joel2008Album
Face To Face Live In Japan 1998Elton John And Billy Joel2008Album
Live From Long IslandBilly Joel2008Album
The Stranger LiveBilly Joel2008Compil.
An Innocent Man / River Of DreamsBilly Joel2007Album
Billy JoelBilly Joel2007Compil.
All My LifeBilly Joel2007Single
Big ShotBilly Joel2007Album
Live From The River Of DreamsBilly Joel2007Album
12 Gardens Live SamplerBilly Joel2006Album
12 Gardens LiveBilly Joel2006Album
Piano Man Meets The StrangerBilly Joel2006Album
MP3 CollectionBilly Joel2005Compil.
Classic AirwavesBilly Joel2005Album
The Early YearsBilly Joel And The Hassles2005Compil.
My Lives (The Sampler)Billy Joel2005Album
My LivesBilly Joel2005Album
Piano Man - The Very Best Of Billy JoelBilly Joel2004Compil.
BestBilly Joel2004Compil.
River Of Dreams / Cold Spring HarborBilly Joel2004Compil.
Billy Joel SingsBilly Joel2004Compil.
Billy Joel BestBilly Joel2004Compil.
BestBilly Joel2004Compil.
Before The FameBilly Joel & The Hassles2003Compil.
Broadcasting Live: 35th Anniversary EditionBilly Joel2003Album
The Harbor SessionsBilly Joel2003Album
Movin' Out (Original Broadway Cast Recording)Billy Joel, Twyla Tharp2002Album
Early SessionsThe Hassles Featuring Billy Joel2002Compil.
Fantasies & DelusionsBilly Joel2001Album
Words Without MusicBilly Joel2001Album
The Essential Billy JoelBilly Joel2001Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionBilly Joel2001Album
Billy JoelBilly Joel2001Compil.
MTV Music HistoryBilly Joel2001Compil.
The Essential Video CollectionBilly Joel2001Album
Collected Works Of Billy JoelBilly Joel2001Album
New York State Of MindTony Bennett Duet With Billy Joel2001Single
Billy JoelBilly Joel2001Compil.
The Billy Joel CollectionBilly Joel2001Compil.
Collection 2000Billy Joel2000Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionBilly Joel2000Compil.
Billy Joel & James TaylorBilly Joel & James Taylor2000Compil.
Piano Grand! A Smithsonian CelebrationBilly Joel, Robert Levin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Hyung-Ki Joo, Katia Et Marielle Labèque, Cyrus Chestnut, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Jerry Lee Lewis, Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra2000Album
2000 Years: The Millennium ConcertBilly Joel2000Album
Like Ray In New YorkBilly Joel2000Album
Selections From 2000 Years › The Millennium ConcertBilly Joel2000Album
New Year Live 1991Billy Joel1999Album
Last Pianoman Night!Billy Joel1999Album
Vol. 2 (Live Syracuse / N.Y. 1990)Billy Joel1999Album
Early Years Vol. 2Billy Joel1999Compil.
Early Years Vol. 1Billy Joel1999Compil.
Forever GoldBilly Joel1999Compil.
Remastered: From Cold Spring Harbor To The River Of DreamsBilly Joel1998Compil.
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - December 11, 1977Billy Joel1998Album
The RemastersBilly Joel1998Compil.
Face To Face Live In Japan 1998Elton John And Billy Joel1998Album
Thunder Road - Miami 1977Billy Joel1998Album
Greatest Hits Collection Volume I, II & III - 1998 Australian Tour Commemorative EditionBilly Joel1998Compil.
Halloween Eve NightBilly Joel1998Album
StorytellersBilly Joel1998Album
Greatest Hits Volume III The VideoBilly Joel1997Album
Billy The DemoBilly Joel1997Album
Honesty / My Life / Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1997Single
The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997Billy Joel1997Compil.
Greatest Hits Volume IIIBilly Joel1997Compil.
JamesBilly Joel1997Album
Honey / To Make You Feel My LoveMariah Carey / Billy Joel1997Single
Hey GirlBilly Joel1997Single
To Make You Feel My LoveBilly Joel1997Single
Greatest Hits Volume IIIBilly Joel1997Compil.
SigmaBilly Joel1996Album
Retold: Vol. 1 - The Bridge To 52nd St.Billy Joel1995Album
Retold: Vol. 2 - The Piano Man From The HarborBilly Joel1995Album
Hard Days Night (Live) / Piano ManBilly Joel1994Single
Live USA 1990/93Billy Joel1994Album
Up The SinnersBilly Joel1994Album
DaydreamBilly Joel1994Album
River Of LiveBilly Joel1994Album
Five LiveBilly Joel1994Compil.
Live In N.Y. 1976 Part 2Billy Joel1994Compil.
A Matter Of TrustBilly Joel1994Album
LiveBilly Joel1994Album
Journey To The River Of DreamsBilly Joel1994Album
A Voyage On The River Of DreamsBilly Joel1994Album
After The FloodBilly Joel1994Album
LiveBilly Joel1994Album
In ConcertBilly Joel1994Album
We Didn't Start The FireBilly Joel1994Album
The Final NightBilly Joel1994Album
TemptationBilly Joel1994Album
My LifeBilly Joel1994Album
An Evening Of Questions & Answers... & Perhaps A Few Songs.Billy Joel1994Album
Skyscraper BluesBilly Joel1993Album
Dreamlover / The River Of DreamsMariah Carey / Billy Joel1993Single
River Of Dreams Billy Joel SelectionBilly Joel1993Compil.
Shades Of GreyBilly Joel1993Single
The Early Billy Joel CollectionBilly Joel1993Compil.
Shades Of GreyBilly Joel1993Album
River Of DreamsBilly Joel1993Album
Live - We Didn't Start The FireBilly Joel1993Album
World Tour In ConcertBilly Joel1993Album
All About SoulBilly Joel1993Single
The River Of DreamsBilly Joel1993Single
Live USABilly Joel1993Album
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)Billy Joel1993Single
Live At The Bottom LineBilly Joel1993Album
Live USABilly Joel1993Album
No Man's LandBilly Joel1993Single
Night After DayBilly Joel1992Album
Night After DayBilly Joel1992Compil.
All Shook UpBilly Joel1992Single
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1992Compil.
The Stranger & An Innocent ManBilly Joel1992Compil.
Welcome To The ShowBilly Joel1992Album
Streetlife & 52nd StreetBilly Joel1992Compil.
Volume 2Billy Joel1991Album
Storm Front (Live At Yankee Stadium)Billy Joel1991Single
When You Wish Upon A StarBilly Joel1991Single
New York City SerenadeBilly Joel1991Album
Piano Man On StageBilly Joel1991Album
Best Of Billy JoelBilly Joel1991Compil.
Shout (Live At Yankee Stadium)Billy Joel1991Single
ShamelessBilly Joel1991Single
From Leningrad U.S.S.R.Billy Joel1991Album
The Storm Front Tour '91Billy Joel1990Compil.
That's Not Her StyleBilly Joel1990Single
Live At Yankee StadiumBilly Joel1990Album
The Downeaster "Alexa"Billy Joel1990Single
Best Of The BestBilly Joel1990Compil.
The Bridge + Glass HousesBilly Joel1990Compil.
Billy JoelBilly Joel1990Compil.
Billy Joel Up Close #1990-10Billy Joel1990Album
Live At Yankee StadiumBilly Joel1990Album
Souvenir, The Ultimate CollectionBilly Joel1990Album
I Go To ExtremesBilly Joel1990Album
Eye Of The StormBilly Joel1990Album
The Stranger, 52nd Street, An Innocent ManBilly Joel1990Compil.
In The Studio: "Glass Houses"Billy Joel1990Album
Interview With Billy JoelBilly Joel1990Album
That's Not Her Style (The Storm Front Tour CD)Billy Joel1990Compil.
And So It GoesBilly Joel1990Single
Storm FrontBilly Joel1989Album
Glass Houses / Songs In The AtticBilly Joel1989Album
I Go To ExtremesBilly Joel1989Album
The CBS CollectionBilly Joel1989Compil.
We Didn't Start The FireBilly Joel1989Single
LeningradBilly Joel1989Single
Piano Man / The EntertainerBilly Joel1989Single
Al Di Là Del Muro / We Didn't Start The FireLuca Barbarossa / Billy Joel1989Single
Star BoxBilly Joel1988Compil.
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me / Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1988Single
Back In The U.S.S.R.Billy Joel1987Single
КонцертBilly Joel1987Album
The Times They Are A Changin'Billy Joel1987Single
Baby GrandBilly Joel Featuring Ray Charles1986Single
Greatest Hits Volumen II (1980-1985)Billy Joel1986Compil.
The BridgeBilly Joel1986Album
The Video Album - Volume IBilly Joel1986Album
A Matter Of TrustBilly Joel1986Single
Modern WomanBilly Joel1986Single
Maxwell House Coffee & J.C. Penny Presents "The Piano Man"Billy Joel1986Compil.
She's Always A Woman / Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1986Single
This Is The TimeBilly Joel1986Single
The Video Album - Volume IIBilly Joel1986Album
The Video Mini Album Vol. 1Billy Joel1986Album
Vol 2 - Best For YouBilly Joel1985Single
You're Only Human (Second Wind)Billy Joel1985Single
The Night Is Still YoungBilly Joel1985Single
Billy Joel Vol.1 BEST 4 YOUBilly Joel1985Album
Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume IIBilly Joel1985Compil.
You're Only Human (Second Wind) / AppetiteBilly Joel / Prefab Sprout1985Single
Greatest Hits Vol. IBilly Joel1985Compil.
The Longest TimeBilly Joel1984Single
Live From Long IslandBilly Joel1984Album
Keeping The FaithBilly Joel1984Single
The Complete Collection 1971-1984Billy Joel1984Compil.
Whats It All AboutBilly Joel, Gino Vannelli1983Single
An Innocent ManBilly Joel1983Single
This NightBilly Joel1983Single
Just The Way You Are / Big ShotBilly Joel1983Single
She's Right On TimeBilly Joel1983Single
An Innocent ManBilly Joel1983Album
Uptown GirlBilly Joel1983Single
Uptown Girl / Tell Her About ItBilly Joel1983Single
Leave A Tender Moment AloneBilly Joel1983Single
An Innocent ManBilly Joel1983Album
Tell Her About ItBilly Joel1983Single
Tell Her About It / 99 LuftballonsBilly Joel / Nena1983Single
An Innocent ManBilly Joel1983Single
UntitledBilly Joel1983Album
Sweet Time / Hold On / Pressure / AfricaREO Speedwagon / Santana / Billy Joel / Toto1982Album
The Nylon CurtainBilly Joel1982Single
Goodnight SaigonBilly Joel1982Single
AllentownBilly Joel1982Single
PressureBilly Joel1982Single
The Nylon CurtainBilly Joel1982Album
Greatest Original Hits - 4 Track E.P.Billy Joel1982Compil.
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me / Don't Ask Me WhyBilly Joel1982Single
The Billy Joel Special: The Man And His MusicBilly Joel1982Album
Hold On / PressureSantana / Billy Joel1982Single
Nobody Knows But MeBilly Joel1981Single
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Nobody Knows But MeBruce Springsteen / Billy Joel1981Single
Say Goodbye To HollywoodBilly Joel1981Single
The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The WeekBilly Joel1981Album
Say Goodbye To Hollywood / Miami 2017Billy Joel1981Single
She's Got A WayBilly Joel1981Single
You're My HomeBilly Joel1981Single
Songs In The AtticBilly Joel1981Album
Los AngelenosBilly Joel1981Single
The Billy Joel Interview AlbumBilly Joel1981Album
California FlashBilly Joel1981Album
Say Goodbye To Hollywood / You Drive Me CrazyBilly Joel / Shakin' Stevens1981Single
Billy Joel Tour EP - Sold Out!Billy Joel1981Album
Dont Ask Me Why / Let Me TalkBilly Joel / Earth, Wind & Fire1980Single
The Lecture TapesBilly Joel1980Compil.
Country BoyBilly Joel1980Compil.
Quiza Tengas Razon / Sigue Siendo Rock & Roll Para Mi = You May Be Right / It's Still Rock And Roll To MeBilly Joel1980Album
Glass HousesBilly Joel1980Single
It's Still Rock And Roll To MeBilly Joel1980Single
Don't Ask Me WhyBilly Joel1980Single
C'Etait Toi (You Were The One) / Close To The BorderlineBilly Joel1980Single
All For LeynaBilly Joel1980Single
You May Be Right / It's Still Rock And Roll To MeBilly Joel1980Single
All For Leyna / Are You ReadyBilly Joel / Billy Ocean1980Single
Mad Love / Glass HousesLinda Ronstadt / Billy Joel1980Album
Glass HousesBilly Joel1980Album
Sometimes A FantasyBilly Joel1980Single
You May Be RightBilly Joel1980Single
Sigue Siendo Rock & Roll Para MI / Todo Para Leyna / Tu Eras La Unica / HonestidadBilly Joel1980Single
Young DreamsBilly Joel1980Album
The Tough BoyBilly Joel & The Hassles1980Compil.
The Billy Joel AlbumBilly Joel1979Compil.
Billy Joel (3 LP Box Set)Billy Joel1979Compil.
Professional SamplerBilly Joel1979Compil.
Billy Joel And His Band On Tour In Japan '79Billy Joel1979Album
Until The NightBilly Joel1979Single
Sing To Me Mama / My LifeKaren Cheryl / Billy Joel1979Single
Billy JoelBilly Joel1978Single
Big ShotBilly Joel1978Single
Everybody Has A DreamBilly Joel1978Single
52nd StreetBilly Joel1978Album
My LifeBilly Joel1978Single
Now PlayingBilly Joel1978Compil.
Strangers On 52nd StreetBilly Joel1978Compil.
HonestyBilly Joel1978Single
The StrangerBilly Joel1978Single
I'm Gonna Dance / Just The Way You AreAsha Puthli / Billy Joel1978Single
Piano Man / Worse Comes To WorstBilly Joel1978Single
I've Loved These DaysBilly Joel1977Single
Mudandose = Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)Billy Joel1977Single
Inter Chords - Billy Joel InterviewBilly Joel1977Album
SouvenirBilly Joel1977Album
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) / She's Always A WomanBilly Joel1977Single
She's Always A WomanBilly Joel1977Single
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) / Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1977Single
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel1977Single
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)Billy Joel1977Single
Only The Good Die YoungBilly Joel1977Single
The StrangerBilly Joel1977Album
MI Amigo Jaime = JamesBilly Joel1976Single
TurnstilesBilly Joel1976Album
Say Goodbye To HollywoodBilly Joel1976Single
Root Beer RagBilly Joel1976Single
JamesBilly Joel1976Single
If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)Billy Joel1975Single
Bungle In The Jungle / Ready / Rock'n'Roll / The EntertainerJethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Mac Davis, Billy Joel1974Single
The EntertainerBilly Joel1974Single
Streetlife SerenadeBilly Joel1974Album
The Ballad Of Billy The Kid / If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)Billy Joel1974Single
Worse Comes To WorstBilly Joel1974Single
Piano ManBilly Joel1973Single
Piano ManBilly Joel1973Album
Travelin' PrayerBilly Joel1973Single
Tomorrow Is TodayBilly Joel1972Single
You Can Make Me FreeBilly Joel1972Single
NocturneBilly Joel1972Single
Why Judy WhyBilly Joel1972Single
Cold Spring HarborBilly Joel1971Album
She's Got A WayBilly Joel1971Single
Honesty / Sometimes A FantasyBilly JoelSingle
Only The Good Die Young / ViennaBilly JoelSingle
1968 SessionsBilly Joel & The HasslesCompil.
Songs In The Attic & Piano Man - Two OriginalsBilly JoelCompil.
Live In ConcertBilly JoelAlbum
PianomaniaElton John & Billy JoelAlbum
GodzillaBilly JoelCompil.
Billboard Hits U.S.A.Billy JoelCompil.
MP3 CollectionBilly JoelAlbum
Streetlife Serenade/TurnstilesBilly JoelAlbum
My Life / Only The Good Die YoungBilly JoelSingle
2014-2015Billy JoelAlbum
MP3 CollectionBilly JoelCompil.
MP3Billy JoelCompil.
The Big BlueBilly JoelAlbum
DeLuxe CollectionBilly JoelCompil.
The CollectionBilly JoelAlbum
On The Radio: Live In Amsterdam 1978Billy JoelAlbum
Man Gets LonesomeBilly JoelAlbum
Billy Joel часть 1-2: Коллекции Альбомов (1971-1983) (1986-2003)Billy JoelAlbum
You May Be RightBilly JoelSingle
Greatest Hits LiveBilly JoelCompil.
Lo Mejor de Billy JoelBilly JoelCompil.
My Life / Big ShotBilly JoelSingle
Big Shot In The ColiseumBilly JoelAlbum
Live In U.S.S.R. 1987Billy JoelAlbum
Rollin' HomeBilly Joel With Attila / The HasslesAlbum
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