BILLY JOEL is a dynamic live performer as can be seen in the video to the right, Billy Joel: Live Through The Years. In the early 1970s, he was accompanied by Larry Russell, Rhys Clark and Don Evans. During the mid 1970s, his band consisted of Liberty Devitto, Richie Cannata, Russell Javors, Doug Stegmeyer, and Howie Emerson. Guitarist David Brown joined in 1980. Saxophonist Mark Rivera joined in 1982. Over the years, Billy's band has included others such as David Lebolt, Mindy Jostyn, and Schuyler Deale. The current band consists of Tommy Byrnes, Chuck Burghi, David Rosenthal, Mark Rivera, Crystal Taliefero, Andy Cichon, Carl Fischer, and Mike DelGuidice. See Wikipedia.
Supporting Billy for over 40 years are his longtime sound producer, Brian Ruggles, and lighting director Steve Cohen. Dennis Arfa has worked as Billy's booking agent for just as long and has helped make Billy's concerts some of the most sought after concerts in the music industry.
The list below consists of albums of Billy's live concerts and performances that were officially released in the United States (except the fictional "Live in Miami" (2017)). Also, the first two albums listed below, Live on WMMR and Live at Carnegie Hall were not released as separate albums but were released with the Legacy Editions of Piano Man (2011) and The Stranger (2008), respectively.
Billy performing live through years.
Mark Rivera, Crystal Taliefero, and Carl Fischer (2007).
Photo: Mike Kurman.