Billy Joel grew up with a passion for R&B and the Beatles. His early musical ventures saw him in a British Invasion cover band called the Echoes in the late 1960s in New York City. Moving to Los Angeles and playing lounge piano in a club eventually led to a recording contract and the release of "Piano Man" in '73. From that moment on Joel's career took off, and he became one of the brightest stars of the late '70s and '80s with classics like "New York State of Mind," "Just the Way You Are," and "Big Shot." Billy Joel concerts are a celebration of his impressive body of work over the years. His records continue to sell as his appeal reaches the progeny of devoted fans who loved him in his heyday.
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