1964 – A New York band called The Echoes recruited a young piano player named Billy Joel.

Billy Joel

1964 – A New York band called The Echoes recruited a young piano player named Billy Joel. The quartet would play cover songs under the names The Lost Souls, The Commandos and The Emerald Lords before Billy split two years later to join The Hassles. He would make his breakthrough in 1973 with “Piano Man”.

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