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Billy Joel's big moments in January: Madison Square Garden record breaker, more

From a Madison Square Garden record-breaker to the first of his "Greatest Hits: Vol. III" Nassau Coliseum shows, here are the notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.

Jan. 9

Jan. 9, 2015: Billy Joel breaks his own
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Jan. 9, 2015: Billy Joel breaks his own record for the longest run of consecutive sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, with the 13th concert of his residency at the venue. He's gone on to break that record several times over since then, playing MSG on a monthly basis with no apparent end in sight.

Jan. 22

Jan. 22, 1989: Billy Joel sings the National
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Jan. 22, 1989: Billy Joel sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXIII. Here, he performs the National Anthem prior to the start of Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on Feb. 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Jan. 23

Jan. 23, 1986: Billy Joel inducts Fats Domino
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Jan. 23, 1986: Billy Joel inducts Fats Domino at the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer was later inducted himself, in 1999. Here, he arrives with then-wife Christie Brinkley at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan for the 1988 induction ceremony.

Jan. 27

Jan. 27, 2014: Billy Joel begins his Madison
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Jan. 27, 2014: Billy Joel begins his Madison Square Garden residency.

Jan. 29

Jan. 29, 1998: Billy Joel plays the first
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Jan. 29, 1998: Billy Joel plays the first of nine nights at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on his "Greatest Hits: Vol. III" tour.

Jan. 30

Jan. 30, 1981: Billy Joel's
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Jan. 30, 1981: Billy Joel's "Glass Houses" wins an American Music Award for favorite pop/rock album.

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