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 (1971): "Cold Spring Harbor," Joel's first album, is released.
Nov. 2 (1973): "Piano Man" single is released.
Nov. 7 (1973): Joel is taped performing at Palace Theatre.
Nov. 17 (2014): Joel is awarded the ASCAP Centennial Award.
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 (2014): Joel performs after receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for popular song, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.
Nov. 27 (1980): Joel's song "My Life" is used as the theme song for the Tom Hanks ABC comedy "Bosom Buddies."