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Billy Joel quiz: Test your Piano Man knowledge

Billy Joel takes the stage at Madison Square

Billy Joel takes the stage at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Friday, July 2, 2014. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

How much do you know about Billy and his music? Test yourself with these trivia tidbits about Long Island's Piano Man.

1

What was the name of Billy's first band?

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2

Which Billy Joel song was inspired by his mom?

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3

Which historical event is NOT mentioned in "We Didn't Start the Fire?"

1. Which historical event is NOT mentioned in
4

What comedian appears at the end of Billy's video for "Tell Her About It?"

2. What comedian appears at the end

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5

When Billy worked as a piano man in a Los Angeles bar, what alias did he use?

3. When Billy worked as a piano man

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6

When Billy closed Shea Stadium, what was the final song?

5. When Billy closed Shea Stadium, what was

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7

In "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," from what store was Brenda and Eddie's apartment furnished?

6. In "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," from

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8

"My Life," off the album "52nd Street," was used as the theme song for what '80s sitcom?

7. "My Life," off the album 52ND STREET

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9

Which Billy Joel album was mistakenly released with the sound sped up?

9. Which Billy Joel album was mistakenly released

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10

What was the first song Billy wrote about his daughter Alexa Ray?

10. What was the first song Billy wrote

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11

Billy wrote all the classical music on 2001's "Fantasies and Dellusions," but which pianist played?

12

Billy was married three times; which one was not his wife?

12. Billy was married three times; which one

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13

Billy released only one new song since 1993's "River of Dreams." What was the name of it?

14

Which one of Billy's hits originally started out as a reggae tune?

14. Which one of Billy's hits originally started

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15

Which supermodel did Billy date before marrying Christie Brinkley?

16

What was the good-luck charm Paul McCartney gave Billy for "The Last Play at Shea?"

16. Paul McCartney gave Billy a piece of

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17

Which Long Island village does Billy namecheck in "Billy the Kid" off his "Piano Man" album?

17. What Long Island village does Billy namecheck

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18

What is the name of Billy's motorcycle shop?

18. What is the name of Billy's motorcycle

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19

What's the breed of Billy's two dogs?

19. What's the breed of Billy's two dogs?
20

Which album does Billy consider his favorite?

20. What album does Billy consider his favorite?

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