2011 – Billy Joel Releases Billy Joel – Live at Shea Stadium, Double CD + DVD/Blu-ray Peforming artists include–Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks (“Shameless”), Paul McCartney (“I Saw Her Standing There” and “Let It Be”), John Mayer (“This Is the Time”), Steven Tyler (“Walk this Way”), Roger Daltrey (“My Generation”), and John Mellencamp (“Pink Houses”).
2005 – Billy Joel checked into a rehabilitation centre for alcohol abuse. A statement from the 55-year-old singer’s spokesperson put his latest problems down to “a recent bout of severe gastrointestinal distress.”
2003 – An eclectic array of artists induct the new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani inducts the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler inducts AC/DC. Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello introduces the surviving members of the Clash, Elton John inducts Elvis Costello, and […]
2002 – Billy Joel checked out of a Connecticut hospital known for treating substance abuse.
2002 – The Eagles, John Fogerty, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are among those taking part in Four Concerts for Artists’ Rights, held in the Los Angeles area to raise funds for the Recording Artists Coalition. The organization is working toward changes in the California Labor Code that affect recording artists.
1999 – Bruce Springsteen and Bill Joel gracefully thank their beaming mothers. Paul McCartney mourns the loss of his wife Linda. And the three lead a jam session that has a star-studded audience up and dancing during the 14th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
1989 – Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Storm Front’.
1989 – Billy Joel started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1988 – Billy Joel is cleared of defamation charges after calling Jack Powers, a songwriter who sued Joel for plagiarism, a “creep” in a Playboy interview.
1980 – Billy Joel appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
1980 – Billy Joel goes to No. 1 with “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” It’s his first chart-topper.
1980 – Billy Joel started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second US No.1 album.