By: Ane Taylor
Billy Joel celebrates a birthday today, and after four decades in the music industry, the Piano Man still isn’t missing a note!
On Sunday April 21, Joel performed at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney, Australia and later that week, headed back to the States for a performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday April 27.
It had been three years since Joel headlined a show after he concluded his last tour on March 11 at the Times-Union Center in Albany, N.Y., but based on what we heard from his set at the 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief last December, we’re sure audiences couldn’t tell!
And hopefully Joel had a good time rocking the stages in Sydney and New Orleans, as the singer recently told Rolling Stone that the his decision on whether or not he would tour again would depend on how his most recent shows went.
Fans will definitely be crossing their fingers for that, but regardless of whether he decides to hit the road or retire for good, Joel’s credentials speak for himself at this point!
The New York native is the 3rd highest selling solo artist in music, and he has released a total of 31 albums. He has also won five Grammys, a People’s Choice Award and even a Tony Award for his work on the musical, Movin’ Out!
In 1999 Joel was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.
With all of those accomplishments, we can’t think of anyone who deserves a great birthday more than Billy Joel!
For more on Joel’s life and career, head to his official website, and leave your birthday wishes for the singer the comments section below!