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Billy Joel

Bronx, New York, United States

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• Father was imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp during WWII.

• Did not graduate from high school with his class in 1967 because he was short one credit in English; received his diploma in 1992 after the requirement was waived.

• Is honored at Madison Square Garden with the number 12 hanging from the rafters, referring to his record 12 sold-out shows in the arena in 2006.

• Released a collection of classical piano compositions, Fantasies & Delusions, in 2001.

• Wrote the children's book Goodnight, My Angel: A Lullabye in 2004.

• Broadway's Movin' Out is based on his music.

• Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

• Has teamed up with Elton John to perform their Face to Face tours several times over the years, beginning in 1994.