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Billy Joel's November anniversaries: 'Cold Spring Harbor,' 'Piano Man' released and more

From the release of Billy Joel's first album to his winning of the Gershwin Prize, here are notable Billy Joel anniversaries on the calendar this month.

Nov. 1

Nov. 1 (1971):
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Nov. 1 (1971): "Cold Spring Harbor," Joel's first album, is released.

Nov. 2

Nov. 2 (1973):
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Nov. 2 (1973): "Piano Man" single is released.

Nov. 7

Nov. 7 (1973): Joel is taped performing at
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Nov. 7 (1973): Joel is taped performing at Palace Theatre.

Nov. 17

Nov. 17 (2014): Joel is awarded the ASCAP
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Nov. 17 (2014): Joel is awarded the ASCAP Centennial Award.

Nov. 18

Nov. 18 (1978): Joel earns his first No.
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Nov. 18 (1978): Joel earns his first No. 1 album when "52nd Street" tops the Billboard pop chart. One of the songs on the album, "Rosalinda's Eyes," is dedicated to Joel's mother, Rosalind, pictured here.

Nov. 18

Nov. 18 (2014): Joel performs after receiving the
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Nov. 18 (2014): Joel performs after receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for popular song, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.

Nov. 27

Nov. 27 (1980): Joel's song
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Nov. 27 (1980): Joel's song "My Life" is used as the theme song for the Tom Hanks ABC comedy "Bosom Buddies."

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