We didnt start the fire

We Didn't Start The Fire

  • Born May 9,1949

    Born May 9,1949
    He was born as William Martin Joel in the Bronx, NY
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    Billy Joel

  • Music

    William started piano at the age of four.
  • His First Band

    His First Band
    Billy joined his first band, The Echoes, later called The Lost Souls.
  • Going Solo

    Going Solo
    He is signed to Columbia Records by the legendary Clive Davis and records the album Piano Man in Los Angeles.
  • Golden

    The song 'Piano Man' becomes his first top 20 single & first gold album.
  • Returning

    Returns to New York, assembles a new band and records Turnstiles. Embarks on his first headline condert tour.
  • #1

    Releases 52nd St. which becomes his first album.
  • Award Winner

    Award Winner
    Receives an American Music Award for Album of the Year.
  • Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits Volme l and Volume ll is released and becomes his seventh consecutive top 10 album. 'You're Only Human(Second Wind)' becomes his eighth top 10 single.
  • Moving Again

    Moving Again
    Begins working with producer Mick Jones and records Storm Front. The first single 'We Didn't Start The Fire' receives nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance.