Grammy Award winning musician who gained fame for his anthem, "Piano Man," and became the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
He learned boxing to defend himself from bullies, and won 22 bouts in the amateur Golden Gloves circuit. He played the piano at bars to help support his mother while in high school.
From 1973 to 2013, he wrote thirty-three Top 40 hits, including "Just the Way You Are," which hit #3 in 1977.
He got married to Elizabeth Weber on September 5, 1973, then married Christie Brinkley on March 23, 1985, and finally married Katie Lee Joel on October 2, 2004.
In 1994, he went on the "Face to Face" tour with Elton John, however they later on had a public spat because of critical comments Elton made about him.
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