Billy Joel, the legendary singer-songwriter, has become a staple of the New York music scene. With millions of records sold and countless hit songs, it's no wonder that he has built up such a dedicated following over his long and illustrious career.

Joel's love of music began at a young age. He grew up in the Bronx, and was surrounded by the sounds of the city. He was inspired by the great music of the area, from the jazz and blues clubs to the rock and roll shows that were taking place. This love of music drove him to pursue a career in the industry, and he began playing local gigs at a young age.

Joel's big break came in 1973 with the release of his album "Piano Man." The title track became a hit single, and the album quickly went platinum. Joel followed up with a string of hit albums, including "The Stranger," "52nd Street," and "Glass Houses." He became known for his catchy melodies and insightful lyrics, and his work has since earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

One of Joel's most notable achievements in recent years has been his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden. Since 2014, he has