William Joseph Martin Joel MP

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Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Bronx, NY, USA
Managed by: Geoffrey Trowbridge
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Immediate Family

    • Elizabeth
      ex-wife
    • Alexa
      daughter
    • Katherine
      wife
    • Rosalind
      mother
    • Helmuth
      father
    • Judith
      sister
    • Jack
      ex-wife's son
    • Sailor
      ex-wife's daughter
    • Howard (Helmut)
      stepfather
    • Billy (William)
      half brother
    • ?
      stepmother

About William Joseph Martin Joel

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 had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote singlehandedly. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006) and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2009). Joel "retired" from recording pop music in 1993 but continues to tour (often with Elton John).

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Billy Joel's Timeline

1949
May 9, 1949
Bronx, NY, USA
1973
September 5, 1973
Age 24
1982
July 20, 1982
Age 33
1985
March 23, 1985
Age 35
Hudson River
1994
1994
Age 44
2004
October 3, 2004
Age 55
Oyster Bay, NY, USA