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Billy Joel performing An Innocent Man at Burswood Dome in Perth Western Australia, 7 November 2006

Full Name: William Martin Joel
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Known For: The song "Just the way you are" winning two Grammy awards in 1979
Instruments: Piano
Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.billyjoel.com/
Date Born: 9th May 1949
Location Born: Long Island, New York, United States of America
Summary: Joel was raised in Hicksville, New York. His father Howard born Helmut was originally from Germany, where his father Billy Joel's grandfather Karl Amson Joel had owned a department store which he was forced to sell under value to avoid being dispossessed by the Nazis. The new owners turned this into a large mail order business in the 1950s Neckermann. His mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England, to a Jewish family Philip and Rebecca Nyman. His parents divorced in 1960, and his father moved back to Vienna, Austria.
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