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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Billy Joel

William Martin Joel, better known as Billy Joel was born May 9th 1949. Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter an pianist. Joel is commonly known a the "Piano Man" has wrote several pop songs. He was born in the Bronx of New York and raised on Long Island, New York.

Billy Joel started a solo career in 1971. In 1972 Joel would sign a record deal with Columbia Records. His second solo album would be "Piano Man Other songs by Billy Joel include "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "Tell Her About IT" and "We didn't Start the Fire" The six time Grammy Award winner has been nominated more than 20 times. One of the best selling artists of all time has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

 In 1992 Billy Joel was inducted into the songwriters Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would invite Joel to invite in 1999. Other awards like the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, The Kennedy Center Honors, and others. In 1987 Billy Joel was one of the very first artists to hold a rock and roll tour in the Soviet Union.

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