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Will he hit a th show there? By Rob Tannenbaum. I worked on one of those, when I was 17 or
Why now? Are you looking forward to playing the Garden on your 70th birthday on May 9th? I got mixed feelings about it.
Several years later, in , he received the Kennedy Center Honors. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to a section of America's famous "first suburb," Levittown on Long Island. Although his father was an accomplished classical pianist, it was Joel's mother who pushed the young boy to study piano. He began playing at the age of four and showed an immediate aptitude for the instrument.