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Billy Joel's big moments in July: Alexis Roderick marriage, The Bridge Tour and more

Plus, more milestone dates in the Piano Man's life and career this month.

July 1

July 1, 2015: With his 65th concert at
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July 1, 2015: With his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel broke Elton John's record at the venue.

July 4

July 4, 2015: In a surprise ceremony held
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July 4, 2015: In a surprise ceremony held at Billy Joel's Centre Island estate, the singer married Alexis Roderick. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo presided.

July 16

July 16, 2008: Billy Joel plays the first
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July 16, 2008: Billy Joel plays the first of two concerts at Shea Stadium, which marked the last shows at the Mets park that was demolished later that year.

July 17

July 17, 1991: A Cold Spring Harbor park
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July 17, 1991: A Cold Spring Harbor park is named after Billy Joel. Joel's mother, Rosalind Nyman, is pictured with him at the event.

July 18

July 18, 2008: Billy Joel plays his second
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July 18, 2008: Billy Joel plays his second Shea Stadium show, with surprise guest Paul McCartney.

July 19

July 19, 1980: Billy Joel's
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July 19, 1980: Billy Joel's "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" hits No. 1.

July 22

July 22, 1994: Billy Joel plays the first
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July 22, 1994: Billy Joel plays the first of five shows with Elton John at Giants Stadium, as part of their first "Face to Face" tour.

July 22

July 22, 2000: Billy Joel conducts a
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July 22, 2000: Billy Joel conducts a "master class" at Southampton High School at a benefit for the STAR foundation, an anti-nuclear group favored by his ex-wife Christie Brinkley. Here, Billy Joel attends the Long Island University, Southampton College graduation, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music at the May 21, 2000, ceremony.

July 26

July 26, 1987: Billy Joel arrives in the
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July 26, 1987: Billy Joel arrives in the Soviet Union for a landmark tour.

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