See photos of Long Islander Billy Joel, who celebrated his 69th birthday on May 9, 2018.

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American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer Billy Joel, circa '70- '80s.

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Billy Joel speaks to students, faculty and the community during a question-and-answer session at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University Feb. 8, 2016. Joel also spoke about his $1 million donation from his foundation to help save the Long Island High School for the Arts.

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Drummer Liberty DeVitto, bassist Doug Stegmeyer, pianist Billy Joel and saxophonist Richie Cannata pose for a photo in 1977.

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Musician Billy Joel speaks onstage at the New Yorker Festival 2015 - Billy Joel Talks with Nick Paumgarten at SIR Stage 37 in Manhattan on Oct. 4, 2015.

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Singer Billy Joel on a shopping trip with his mother, Rosalind Nyman Joel, in South Beach, Miami, on Jan. 25, 2008.

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Billy Joel, with his mother, Rosalind Nyman, during a park dedication to him in Cold Spring Harbor on July 17, 1991.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Billy Joel attends Madison Square Garden's announcement of their first-ever music franchise on Dec. 3, 2013.

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Billy Joel answers questions backstage in Moscow before his tour of the Soviet Union on July 26, 1987.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 27, 2014.

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Kennedy Center Honors recipient Billy Joel arrives for the reception hosted by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 8, 2013.

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Billy Joel during his July 16, 2008 concert at Shea Stadium before its demolition.

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Billy Joel performs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 11, 1977.

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Billy Joel performs at the Paramount in Huntington on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Billy Joel performs in Times Square for a live television audience during the opening of the 57th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8, 2003.

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Billy Joel performs with his band at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

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Billy Joel takes the stage at Madison Square Garden for the 64th time, tying the record for most performances at the arena, in Manhattan on June 20, 2015.

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Billy Joel and girlfriend Alexis Roderick on the red carpet during the 36th Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Dec. 8, 2013.

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Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick get married on Saturday, July 4, 2015, in a ceremony held at Joel's estate on Long Island. The ceremony was presided over by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

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Leann Rimes with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in June 2015.

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Billy Joel performs onstage during Day 4 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Machester, Tennessee on June 14, 2015.

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Singer Billy Joel receives a doctorate of music during Stony Brook University's 55th commencement ceremony at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook University on Friday, May 22, 2015.

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Kevin Spacey and Billy Joel perform after Joel is presented with the 2014 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC on Nov. 19, 2014.

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Trudie Styler, Sting, Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick attend the opening night of "The Last Ship" on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on Oct. 26, 2014.

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Billy Joel and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo carry trash during Oyster Bay's annual beach cleanup at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

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Billy Joel performs with his band at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

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Billy Joel with Howard Stern and Robin Quivers at SiriusXM's Town Hall at The Cutting Room in Manhattan on Monday, April 28, 2014.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Friday, March 21, 2014.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Jan. 27, 2014.

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Billy Joel and girlfriend Alexis Roderick on the red carpet during the the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on Dec. 8, 2013.

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Billy Joel speaks at the 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2013.

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At the Paramount in Huntington, Billy Joel performs his hit songs including "It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me" and "Piano Man" on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors, singer and songwriter Billy Joel arrives for the reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Dec. 8, 2013.

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Billy Joel speaks at a special master class school-wide assembly event for the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, the public high school Tony Bennett founded on May 30, 2013.

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Billy Joel performs at the 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Dec. 12, 2012.

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Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel attend the Group for the East End's 40th Anniversary Benefit and Auction at the Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack on June 23, 2012.

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Billy Joel shows off his new motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles, in Oyster Bay on Nov. 6, 2010.

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Recording artist Billy Joel attends a news conference before the premiere of "The Last Play At Shea" at Citi Field in Flushing on Aug. 21, 2010.

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Billy Joel with one of his custom Harley-Davidson's in Center Island in June 2009.

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Billy Joel is a musician, singer and songwriter who was raised in the Levittown.

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Billy Joel and Katie Lee Joel attend "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan on May 4, 2009.

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Billy Joel and Paul McCartney perform "I Saw Her Standing There" during the Last Play at Shea concert at Shea Stadium in Queens in 2008.

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Billy Joel throws the ceremonial pitch before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland on April 13, 2007.

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Alexa Ray Joel and Billy Joel attend the 58th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan on June 6, 2004.

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Billy Joel, special guest for jazz musician Toots Thielemans' 80th birthday event, performs at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Manhattan on Oct. 29, 2002.

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Billy Joel reaches out to Elton John during a performance at the Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 13, 2002,

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Billy Joel in concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Jan. 29, 1998.

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Billy Joel belts out a tune while playing guitar during his performance at New York's Madison Square Garden on Oct. 2, 1993.

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Billy Joel onstage in the Soviet Union in 1987 as part of his Bridge to Russia concert.

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Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan in 1986.

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Billy Joel in concert in New York on Oct. 16, 1986.

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Billy Joel's 1982 performance from the Nylon Curtain tour was one of the Piano Man's most memorable Nassau Coliseum concerts.

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Billy Joel reps the Yankees and his hometown, Hicksville, on Oct. 23, 1978.

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Billy Joel performs with his band, The Commandos, for a packed gym at Hicksville High School for the 1966 SJS mixer dubbed "the most successful in HHS history" by the 1967 yearbook, The Comet.

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