Billy Joel Tickets
On May 9, 1949, one of the undisputed musical greats was born in the Bronx, New York: William Martin Joel. He started playing the piano at just four years old and got his first gig at 15 years old playing at a bar near his house. Joel was so devoted to music that he dropped out of high school in order to pursue a performing career. When it wasn't working out for him in New York, he moved to Los Angeles and got a job playing as a lounge pianist where he went by the pseudonym Bill Martin. This was what inspired his hit classic, "Piano Man." It didn't take long for Joel's music to take off after that.
Joel was heavily influenced by the Beatles, and even went on to form his first band, the Echoes, because of them. Joel has produced hundreds of classics over his impressive career. Some of his most famous hits include "Piano Man," "Uptown Girl," and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me." Dubbed one of the 100 greatest songwriters of all time by Rolling Stone, Joel's career was nothing short of amazing. He is a six-time Grammy winner, although he has been nominated for 23 awards throughout his entire career. He has also won a Tony Award. He's one of the best-selling musicians of all times, as his sales have exceeded 150 million records worldwide. In 1992, Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 1999 he became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He is one of rock's most impressive live performers, as he has repeatedly sold out entire worldwide tours throughout his career. In 1987, Joel even performed behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union - an experience that he documented with a film crew. Don't worry, you didn't miss your opportunity to score Billy Joel tickets, he continues to tour and dazzle audiences to this day. To top off this one man's outrageously successful career, Joel holds the lifetime record or most performances of any artist in Madison Square Garden, where you can still score some fairly cheap tickets because he still performs there. You have to see this extraordinary performer at least once in your lifetime, so track down some cheap Billy Joel tickets today!