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Singer Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley are (Credit: AP Photo, 1988)

Singer Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley are shown in this 1988 file photo in New York. The divorced singer and supermodel reunited July 11, 1999, for a protest cruise on New York's Long Island Sound against against the Millstone nuclear power plants. The celebrities are members of STAR -- Standing for Truth About Radiation.

Billy Joel's Long Island

Billy Joel's imprint is all over Long Island. Take a photo tour with us.

Singer Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley are
(Credit: AP Photo, 1988)

Singer Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley are shown in this 1988 file photo in New York. The divorced singer and supermodel reunited July 11, 1999, for a protest cruise on New York's Long Island Sound against against the Millstone nuclear power plants. The celebrities are members of STAR -- Standing for Truth About Radiation.

Billy Joel's famous boat, Alexa, seen on a
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2004 / Tony Jerome)

Billy Joel's famous boat, Alexa, seen on a mooring buoy in the harbor in front of Joel's mansion. The boat was the subject of a Joel song and was named after his daughter Alexa.

Montauk Joel's ode to the baymen of the
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Montauk Joel's ode to the baymen of the Northeast, "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" of 1989's "Storm Front" album, contained the lyric, "We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday / And left this morning from the bell in Gardiners Bay."

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Billy Joel's Ray-Ban sunglasses, his original manuscript pages
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 1998 / John Paraskevas)

Billy Joel's Ray-Ban sunglasses, his original manuscript pages and a record award for "Glass Houses" were part of a 1998 exhibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Billy Joel (second from left) autographed this photo
(Credit: Gregory Museum Collection Photo)

Billy Joel (second from left) autographed this photo for his seventh-grade American history teacher. Showing "Billy Joel & his first combo, 1965," it was published in the Aug. 12, 1965, issue of the Mid-Island Herald.

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's home 332 Further
(Credit: File photo by Gordon M. Grant)

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's home 332 Further Lane, Amagansett Joel and his second wife, Christie Brinkley, left Lloyd Harbor for this house. He sold the property to Jerry Seinfeld in 2000.

Hands Creek Road and Springy Banks Road Sag
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2003)

Hands Creek Road and Springy Banks Road Sag Harbor Billy Joel lost control of his 1999 Mercedes-Benz on June 12, 2002, and hit a post. Shortly afterward, he checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital, a New Canaan, Conn., substance abuse facility, to be treated for a reliance on alcohol. But drinking was not a factor in this crash, police said. (In this photo, Billy Joel's car sits at the Sag Harbor Police impound yard after accident on Route 114 in Sag Harbor on Jan. 25, 2003.)

New York Avenue and West Ninth Street Huntington
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 1982 / David L. Pokress)

New York Avenue and West Ninth Street Huntington Station While riding a 1978 Harley Davidson on April 15, 1982, Billy Joel was hit by a car. He was flown to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for surgery on his right wrist and left thumb. This photo was taken in front of Video Land on New York Avenue on May 21, 1982.

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Billy Joel-Cold Spring Harbor Park Route 25A In
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2001 / Michael E. Ach)

Billy Joel-Cold Spring Harbor Park Route 25A In 1991, the Town of Huntington dedicated the waterside park. "Cold Spring Harbor (Columbia), Joel's first solo album, came out in July 1971.

Billy Joel walks to the "stage" of the
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2000 / John H. Cornell Jr.)

Billy Joel walks to the "stage" of the Long Island University Southampton College graduation. Joel was awarded an Honoray Doctor of Music.

Hicksville High School 180 Division Ave., Levittown Billy
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2003 / Jim Peppler)

Hicksville High School 180 Division Ave., Levittown Billy Joel failed to graduate with his class in 1967 because of missed gym and English credits. He did, however, receive his diploma June 24, 1992.

Holy Family Church 5 Fordham Ave., Hicksville As
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2005 / Dick Yarwood)

Holy Family Church 5 Fordham Ave., Hicksville As a member of the Echoes in 1964, he got his first paycheck ($15) for playing music. Virginia, a girl he liked, was there watching him from the audience. She's later referenced in the opening line of "Only the Good Die Young.

Billy Joel, at his home in Centre Island.
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2004 / Ken Spencer)

Billy Joel, at his home in Centre Island. He is standing on his beach on the shore of Oyster Bay Harbor, with his boat Alexa in the background.

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Centre Island. Billy Joel married Katie Lee on
(Credit: Handout Photo, 2005)

Centre Island. Billy Joel married Katie Lee on Oct. 2, 2004, at this waterfront home; he bought the house in late 2002 for about $22 million. The property is on the market for $32.5 million.

Centre Island. Billy Joel married Katie Lee on

Centre Island. Billy Joel married Katie Lee on Oct. 2, 2004, at this waterfront home; he bought the house in late 2002 for about $22 million. The property is on the market for $32.5 million.

409 Bayville Ave. Bayville While driving westbound on
(Credit: Newsday Photo, 2004 / Michael E. Ach)

409 Bayville Ave. Bayville While driving westbound on Bayville Avenue on the afternoon of April 25, 2004, Joel and his 1967 Citroen went off the road and crashed into the house at 409 Bayville Ave. No one was home, but the car cracked the foundation. Skid marks can be seen in sand in road in foreground the day after.

Christiano's Restaurant 19 Ira Rd., Syosset. Legend has
(Credit: Newsday File Photo / Julia Gaines)

Christiano's Restaurant 19 Ira Rd., Syosset. Legend has it that "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," one of many hits off the newly re-issued 1977 album "The Stranger" was inspired by this eatery.

The Miracle Mile Northern Boulevard, Manhasset In "It's
(Credit: Newsday / Ken Spencer)

The Miracle Mile Northern Boulevard, Manhasset In "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," from 1980's "Glass Houses" album, Joel sneered "Are you gonna cruise the Miracle Mile?"

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Inside My Father's Place, a legendary rock
(Credit: Newsday / George Argeroplos (1971))

Inside My Father's Place, a legendary rock club from 1971-87 located at 19 Bryant Ave. in Roslyn.

In honor of his history-making Shea Stadium performances

In honor of his history-making Shea Stadium performances on Wednesday and Friday, ExploreLI wants to take you on the Billy Joel Heritage trail -- a guide to some of the places in Nassau and Suffolk where he left his mark, and perhaps a fender. -- Kevin Amorim ( kevin.amorim@newsday.com )