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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. Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

How much do you know about Billy Joel 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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Billy Joel Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

2

Which Billy Joel song was inspired by his mom?

Billy Joel, with his mother during a park

Billy Joel, with his mother during a park dedication to him in Cold Spring Harbor on July 17, 1991. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas R. Koeniges

Photo credit: Newsday / Thomas R. Koeniges

3

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

1. Which historical event is NOT mentioned in

1. Which historical event is NOT mentioned in "We Didn't Start the Fire?"
A. JFK assassination
B. Watergate
C. Bay of Pigs
D. Desert Storm

4

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

2. What comedian appears at the end

2. What comedian appears at the end of Billy's video for "Tell Her About It" and thanks him for warming up the "Ed Sullivan Show" audience?
A. Jackie Mason
B. Pat Cooper
C. Rodney Dangerfield
D. Buddy Hackett
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

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

3. When Billy worked as a piano man in a Los Angeles bar, what alias did he use?
A. Bill Martin
B. Martin Williams
C. Billy Budd
D. Joel Martin
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

6

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

5. When Billy closed Shea Stadium, what was

5. When Billy closed Shea Stadium, what was the final song?
A. "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"
B. "Piano Man"
C. "New York State of Mind"
D. "Let It Be"
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

7

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

6. In

6. In "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," from what store did Brenda and Eddie furnish their apartment?
A. Kmart
B. Korvette's
C. TSS
D. Sears
Photo Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein

Photo credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein

8

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

7.

7. "My Life," off the album 52ND STREET was used the theme song for what '80s sitcom?
A. "My Two Dads"
B. "Bosom Buddies"
C. "Perfect Strangers"
D. "Joanie Loves Chachi" Photo Credit: amazon.com

Photo credit: amazon.com

9

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

9. Which Billy Joel album was mistakenly released

9. Which Billy Joel album was mistakenly released with the sound sped up?
A. "Piano Man"
B. "Streetlife Serenade"
C. "Turnstiles"
D. "Cold Spring Harbor"
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo credit: Getty Images

10

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

10. What was the first song Billy wrote

10. What was the first song Billy wrote about his daughter Alexa Ray?
A. "Temptation"
B. "She's Always a Woman"
C. "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"
D. "Baby Grand"
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo credit: Getty Images

11

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

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Billy Joel Photo Credit: Newsday / Sara Ironman

Photo credit: Newsday / Sara Ironman

12

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

12. Billy was married three times; which one

12. Billy was married three times; which one was not his wife?
A. Christie Brinkley
B. Katie Lee
C. Trish Bergin
D. Elizabeth Weber
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

13

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

13. Billy only released one new song since

13. Billy only released one new song since 1993's "River of Dreams." What was the name of it?
A. "Famous Last Words"
B. "All My Life"
C. "And So It Goes"
D. "Getting Closer"
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

14

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

14. Which one of Billy's hits originally started

14. Which one of Billy's hits originally started out as a reggae tune?
A. "Only the Good Die Young"
B. "You May Be Right"
C. "Allentown"
D. "Uptown Girl"
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

15

Which supermodel did Billy date before marrying Christie Brinkley?

15. What supermodel did Billy date before marrying

15. What supermodel did Billy date before marrying Christie Brinkley?
A. Cindy Crawford
B. Paulina Porizkova
C. Elle Macpherson
D. Cheryl Tiegs
Photo Credit: AP Photo

Photo credit: AP Photo

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

16. Paul McCartney gave Billy a piece of Beatles memorabilia to wear as a good-luck charm for "The Last Play at Shea" What was it?
A. Star badge
B. Gold cross necklace
C. Silver pinky ring
D. Name bracelet
Photo Credit: AP

Photo credit: AP

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

17. What Long Island village does Billy namecheck in "Billy the Kid" off his PIANO MAN album?
A. Cold Spring Harbor
B. Hicksville
C. Oyster Bay
D. Centre Island
Photo Credit: amazon.com

Photo credit: amazon.com

18

What is the name of Billy's motorcycle shop?

18. What is the name of Billy's motorcycle

18. What is the name of Billy's motorcycle shop?
A. Billy's Bikes
B. 20th Century Cycles
C. Hicksville Hogs
D. North Shore Cycles
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Photo credit: Bruce Gilbert

19

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

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

19. What's the breed of Billy's two dogs?
A. Pug
B. Bulldog
C. Lhasa apso
D. Yorkshire terrier

20

Which album does Billy consider his favorite?

20. What album does Billy consider his favorite?

20. What album does Billy consider his favorite?
A. "The Stranger"
B. "Glass Houses"
C. "The Nylon Curtain"
D. "Innocent Man"

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