Free piano sheet music from Billy Joel
About Billy Joel
The American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer William Martin Billy Joel, is one of the most appreciated musicians of all times.
The beginning of his brilliant career was in 1973, when he released his first hit song, titled "Piano Man". This song transformed him into the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, and he continuously developed his skills, getting to live great periods regarding his life as an artist.
An important step on his way to success was represented by his compilation album "Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2", which had an unexpected impact on his fans, making it become the third best-selling album in the United States of America.
His success continued, as on 33 of the places in the Top 40 hits in the United States during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s were songs written by him.
His words and piano sheets attracted more and more people, considering the fact that the number of records sold worldwide reached over 150 million. More than that, he was nominated for 23 Grammy Awards throughout his shining performances, being the winner of it six times.
He also received, in 2001, the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 1992.
Since 1999 he has been a member of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" and of the "Long Island Music Hall of Fame", since 2006.
In 2013, his special writing talent was rewarded by receiving the nation's highest honor for using arts to influence American culture, the Kennedy Center Honors.
Unfortunately, he stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's "River of Dreams", excepting two songs: "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", written in 2007, but he continues to fascinate people with songs from all times, with his voice and words, which can be best transposed into piano notes that would easily share the emotions a melody contains.
|Birth name:||William Martin Joel|
|Born:||May 9th, 1949 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States|
|Known as:||Singer-Songwriter, Pianist|
|Genres:||Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Soft Rock|
|Labels:||Columbia, Family Productions, Sony Classical|