It took a while for Billy Joel’s career to start – six years and four albums. But once it took off, it didn’t stop. Joel spent the early part of the 1970s as a singer who wrote about what he knew: New York City, girls, love. He scored a minor but critical hit in 1973 with ‘Piano Man,’ which became his signature song. But it wasn’t until 1977’s ‘The Stranger’ that his records started selling in the millions and topping the charts. His next two albums went to No. 1; so did a pair in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, right around the time he retired from making pop records (though he still tours regularly and released an album of classical songs since). He got tough (1980’s ‘Glass Houses’), political (1982’s ‘The Nylon Curtain’) and nostalgic (1983’s ‘An Innocent Man’). But Joel is at his best singing about the loves of his life.
The Avengers Fall to Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire'
Just like the superheroes' battle with Thanos, they were doomed from the start here.
Joe Perry Hospitalized After Collapsing at Concert
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at a Billy Joel concert.
Billy Joel Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Welcomes Bryan Adams
Singer performed "Respect" and welcomed a guest to his Madison Square Garden show last night.
10 Things We Learned From Billy Joel's Vulture Interview
He talks about why he hasn't released an album of pop songs since 1993, his overall indifference to lyrics and how he wants to go out in a blaze of ignominy.
Billy Joel Recalls Anti-Trump Demonstration on New York Stage
Piano Man wore Star of David onstage to tell president “Nazis are not good people” after Charlottesville killing.
Here's How to Send a Mother's Day eCard With Billy Joel's Music
This Mother's Day, ask yourself a simple question: What would Billy Joel do?
Billy Joel Cuts Price of Palm Beach Estate by $3 Million
Billy Joel has dropped the price on his Manalapan, Fla., estate by more than $3 million, with a current listing price of $16.9 million.