Tag: Billy Joel

15-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 15th

On this day in 1982: Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car on Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, […]

23-Mar

This Day In Music, March 23rd

On this day in 1985: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his third solo studio album ‘Centerfield.’ This was Fogerty’s first album in nine years after he decided to take a long break from the music business because of legal battles with his record company. […]

27-Feb

This Day In Music, February 27th

On this day in 1980: Winners at the Grammy Awards included: song of the year; ‘What A Fool Believes’ by The Doobie Brothers, album of the year; Billy Joel’s ’52nd St’, best new artist; Rickie Lee Jones, and best disco record, ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. On this day in 1988: George Michael went […]

25-Feb

This Day In Music, February 25th

On this day in 1981: Winners at this year’s Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for ‘Against The Wind’, Pat Benatar won Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for ‘Crimes Of Passion’, Billy Joel won Best Rock Vocal Performance Male for ‘Glass Houses’, and […]

16-Dec

This Day In Music, December 16th

On this day in 1989: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his 11th studio release ‘Storm Front’. It was Billy’s 3rd album to reach #1 in the U.S. The album featured one of Joel’s three #1 hits, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, a fast-paced song, mentioning some of the major […]

09-Dec

This Day In Music, December 9th

On this day in 1988: According to a poll released in the U.S., the music of Neil Diamond was favored as the best background music for sex, Beethoven was the second choice and Luther Vandross was voted third. On this day in 1989: Billy Joel started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles […]

05-Nov

This Day In Music, November 5th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Uptown Girl’, which stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks. It would be Billy Joel’s only #1 hit in the U.K. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it […]

24-Sep

This Day In Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

28-Jul

This Day In Music, July 28th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel was enjoying his second and final week in the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.” The song spent 11 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit of 1980 according to American Top […]

18-Jul

This Day In Music, July 18th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel held the top position on both the U.S. album and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest #1 hit, ‘It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me.’ The song spent 11 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the 7th biggest hit […]

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