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Elton John

Elton John - 100% match to Billy Joel

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Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England. At the age of four, the young Dwight started taking piano lessons. This launched a talent that via the Royal Academy Of Music led him to become the most successful rock pianist in the world, one of the richest men in Britain and one of the world’s greatest rock stars. Dwight formed his first band Blueso Read more

Chicago - 84% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Blues
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Formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chicago was a consistent hit-making group throughout the 70s and 80s. The band was initially called the Missing Links, next becoming the Big Thing and then, the same year, Chicago Transit Authority, at the suggestion of manager Jim Guercio. The original line-up was Terry Kath (31 January 1946, Chicago, USA, d. 23 January 1978; guitar Read more

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - 76% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Music Theme Documentaries Comedy Television Soundtracks Spoken Word Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal
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23 September 1949, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. As the world’s greatest living rock ‘n’ roll star, Bruce Springsteen has unconsciously proved former Rolling Stone critic Jon Landau totally correct. Landau appeared smug and brave when he made the arrogant statement in 1974, ‘I saw rock ‘n’ roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen’.

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Eagles - 76% match to Billy Joel

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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1971, this highly successful country/rock unit was formed by musicians drawn from singer Linda Ronstadt’s backing group. Of the original quartet, Bernie Leadon (Bernard Leadon, 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar/vocals) boasted the most prodigious pedigree, having embraced traditional country music with the Scott Read more

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp - 74% match to Billy Joel

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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades. Read more

Don Henley

Don Henley - 73% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Documentaries Kids & Family Television Westerns
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Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadt’s touring Read more

Hall & Oates - 73% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Comedy Easy Listening
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Like 60s predecessors the Righteous Brothers (and their inferior 90s successor Michael Bolton), Hall And Oates decade-spanning string of hit singles was proof of the perennial appeal of white soul singing. The duo achieved their success through the slick combination of Hall’s falsetto and Oates’ warm baritone. A student at Temple University, Daryl Hall (Daryl Frank Read more

Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News - 73% match to Billy Joel

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This highly successful AOR band was formed in Marin County, California, USA in 1980 by ex-Clover members Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III, 5 July 1950, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, harmonica) and Sean Hopper (keyboards). They recruited guitarist and saxophonist Johnny Colla, Mario Cipollina (bass), Bill Gibson (drums) and Chris Hayes (lead guitar), all fellow perf Read more

Paul Simon

Paul Simon - 70% match to Billy Joel

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Paul Frederic Simon, 13 October 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Simon first entered the music business with partner Art Garfunkel in the duo Tom And Jerry. In 1957, they scored a US hit with the rock ‘n’ roll influenced ‘Hey, Schoolgirl’. After one album, they split up in order to return to college. Although Simon briefly worked with Carole King recording Read more

Steve Winwood - 65% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Funk Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word
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Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Steve and his older brother Muff Winwood were born into a family with parents who encouraged musical evenings at their home. Steve was playing guitar with Muff and their father in the Ron Atkinson Band at the age of eight, soon after he mastered drums and piano. The multi-talented Winwood first achieve Read more

Bob Seger - 64% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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6 May 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Seger began his long career in the early 60s as a member of the Decibels. He subsequently joined Doug Brown And The Omens as organist, but was installed as their vocalist and songwriter when such talents surfaced. The group made its recording debut as the Beach Bums, with ‘The Ballad Of The Yellow Beret’, but this pastiche of the Read more

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne - 64% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Pop / Rock Television Children's Music Comedy
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more

James Taylor

James Taylor - 64% match to Billy Joel

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12 March 1948, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA. The embodiment of the American singer-songwriter in the late 60s and early 70s was the frail and troubled James Taylor. He was born into a wealthy family. His mother was a classically trained soprano and encouraged James and his siblings, including future recording artists Livingston Taylor (b. 21 November 1950, Boston, Massachuset Read more

Don McLean - 63% match to Billy Joel

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal
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2 October 1945, New Rochelle, New York, USA. McLean began his recording career performing in New York clubs during the early 60s. A peripatetic singer for much of his career, he was singing at elementary schools in Massachusetts when he wrote a musical tribute to Van Gogh in 1970. After receiving rejection slips from countless labels, his debutTapestry was issued by Mediart Read more

Gilbert O'Sullivan - 63% match to Billy Joel

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Raymond O’Sullivan, 1 December 1946, Waterford, Eire. O’Sullivan’s family moved to Swindon, England, during his childhood and after attending art college there, the singer was signed to CBS Records. Under the name Gilbert he issued the unsuccessful ‘Disappear’ and ‘What Can I Do?’ and soon moved on to Phil Solomon’s Major Minor label, Read more

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