- Name: Billy Joel
- Born: 05/09/1949 (72 years old)
- Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter, composer
- Website: billyjoel.com
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his first major hit and signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released twelve studio albums from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album in 2001. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, with over 150million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the US.
Birth Name: William Martin Joel
Alias: William Martin Joel
Genre: Rock, soft rock, pop
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Billy Joel quotes :
I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.Billy Joel
In an age of incompetence, I've been able to last in this crazy business. I actually know how to play my ax and write a song. That's my job.Billy Joel
As human beings, we need to know that we are not alone, that we are not crazy or completely out of our minds, that there are other people out there who feel as we do, live as we do, love as we do, who are like us.Billy Joel
When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.Billy Joel
Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.Billy Joel
When I was 19, I made my first good week's pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked.Billy Joel