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Billy Joel's big moments in February: Super Bowl gigs, Grammy wins, more

From his second Super Bowl performance to his big Grammy wins, here are the notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.

Feb. 2

Feb. 2, 1998: Billy Joel brings his
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Feb. 2, 1998: Billy Joel brings his "Greatest Hits: Vol. III" tour to Nassau Coliseum. Here, he talks about his first stroll through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at the Gund Arena on Nov. 12, 1998, in Cleveland.

Feb. 4

Feb. 4, 2007: Billy Joel sings the national
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Feb. 4, 2007: Billy Joel sings the national anthem for Super Bowl XLI, becoming the first person to sing the national anthem twice at a Super Bowl.

Feb. 11

Feb. 11, 1978:
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Feb. 11, 1978: "Just the Way You Are" peaks at No. 3 on the Billboard charts.

Feb. 15

Feb. 15, 1979:
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Feb. 15, 1979: "Just the Way You Are," from the album "The Stranger," wins record of the year and song of the year at the 21st Grammys.

Feb. 18

Feb. 18, 1978: Billy Joel makes his first
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Feb. 18, 1978: Billy Joel makes his first appearance on "Saturday Night Live," during which he performs "Only the Good Die Young" and "Just the Way You Are." Here, he performs in Paris on May 13, 1990.

Feb. 18

Feb. 18, 1972: The Piano Man opens for
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Feb. 18, 1972: The Piano Man opens for the J. Geils Band and Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band at Manhattan's Academy of Music. The next night, he opens for Yes. Here, he performs at the Song Writers Hall of Fame Awards at the New York Sheraton Hotel and Towers on June 14, 2001.

Feb. 25

Feb. 25, 1981: Billy Joel wins best male
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Feb. 25, 1981: Billy Joel wins best male rock vocal performance for "Glass Houses" at the 23rd Grammys.

Feb. 25

Feb. 25, 1992: Billy Joel receives the Grammy

Feb. 25, 1992: Billy Joel receives the Grammy Legend Award.

Feb. 25

Feb. 25, 2002: Billy Joel receives the person
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Feb. 25, 2002: Billy Joel receives the person of the year award before the 12th Musicares tribute dinner in Los Angeles.

Feb. 26

Feb. 26, 1979: Bill Joel plays the Royal
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Feb. 26, 1979: Bill Joel plays the Royal Albert Hall in London. Here, he performs at Olympic Stadium on July 26, 1987.

Feb. 27

Feb. 27, 1980:
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Feb. 27, 1980: "52nd Street" wins album of the year at the Grammys; Billy Joel also wins best male pop vocal performance.

Feb. 27

Feb. 27, 2002: Tony Bennett, left, and Billy
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Feb. 27, 2002: Tony Bennett, left, and Billy Joel perform "New York State of Mind" during the 44th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

February 2000

February 2000: Billy Joel sells his Hamptons home
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February 2000: Billy Joel sells his Hamptons home to Jerry Seinfeld.

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