Billy Joel was born on May 9, 1949, in New York. He is a famous singer and songwriter. Joel is mostly known for such hits as “Piano Man”, “Movin Out”, “Tell Her About It” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”. He holds a variety of awards, including six Grammies.
When Billy Joel (real name William Martin Joel) was still a child, his family moved to New York suburbs. He discovered the love for music when he was just 4 years old. That’s when he started playing the piano. Billy calls Rey Charles, Dave Brubeck, Sam Cooke, and Rolling Stones the people who influenced his early career.
When he was 14, Billy joined his first band The Echoes (later renamed as The Lost Souls). In 1968, he joined a famous band The Hassles from Long Island. The Hassles recorded two albums The Hassles and Hour of the Wolf.
In 1970, Billy formed another band Attila. It was a heavy metal duo with a drummer from The Hassles Jon Small. Attila recorded one album with Epic Records.