Take a look through Joel's well-documented decades, from early performances on through his current residency at Madison Square Garden.
From his first song for daughter Alexa to the setlist for the Last Play at Shea, test your Joel knowledge.
July 1, 2015, sees Joel breaking the record for most consecutive shows at MSG, but the month holds many other notable dates.
Newsday music critic Glenn Gamboa ranks the Hicksville native's best songs.
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Concertgoers' pictures from Joel's residency at Madison Square Garden.
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Joel's catalog of studio albums is so deep that he continues to pull out new versions of songs to keep his set fresh.
Joel played an intimate show at the Paramount Theater in Huntington on Oct. 16, 2013.
Countless musicians, from Rufus Wainwright to Ben Folds, have taken inspiration from Joel.
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His Long Island
Take a tour of his motorcycle shop, LI homes and more.
With more than 500,000 votes, LIers crowned Joel as the most Long Island person, place or thing.
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Joel generally goes about things quietly, though his actions still generate widespread impact.
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Accolades & milestones
Musicians from the worlds of jazz, country, emo and rock paid tribute to Joel at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 8, 2013.
“It's like an abundance of good fortune,” Joel said about being a Kennedy Center Honor recipient.
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Read an excerpt, from the 2014 biography, that revisits a career highlight: the Last Play at Shea.
Joel has graced the cover of Newsday many times, whether the topic was his music, boat, motorcycle shop or personal life.
Along with Sting, Joan Baez, Stevie Wonder and more, Joel received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award on Nov. 17, 2014.
Rogers & Cowan
''George Gershwin was always a hero of mine,'' Joel said as he accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Nov. 20, 2014.
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A lineup of musical heavy-hitters saw Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rimes, John Mellencamp and many more paying tribute to Joel and his music.
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