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Joel, Billy (<i>born</i> 1949), rock singer, songwriter, pianist

Jeff Tamarkin

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Bronx, NY, 9 May 1949). American rock singer, songwriter and pianist. In the early 1950s he moved with his family to Hicksville, New York, where he studied the piano. Between 1964 and 1971 he performed in several unsuccessful bands, turning to a solo career in 1971. His first album, Cold Spring Harbor (Family, 1972), failed to sell and he moved briefly to Los Angeles, where he performed as a

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