"In The '80s, Billy's live choice of piano was a Yamaha CP-80, an electric gr... more
"In The '80s, Billy's live choice of piano was a Yamaha CP-80, an electric grand piano marketed in the late 1970s and 1980s and popularized by Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Simple Minds and U2, and revived by Keane in The Oughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel threw the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy"
In [this article](http://www.keyboardmag.com/video/gear/68214943001) and vide... more
In this article and video, it is stated that Billy Joel uses a Kurzweil PC2x keyboard.
"The main keyboard he's using a Kurzweil K2600X," says Billy Joel's tech in [... more
"The main keyboard he's using a Kurzweil K2600X," says Billy Joel's tech in this video, at 0:20.
"We recently caught up with Billy Joel's longtime keyboardist and technologis... more
"We recently caught up with Billy Joel's longtime keyboardist and technologist David Rosenthal, who graciously let us onstage for a tour of his all-new rig. His familiar stage keyboards--including Kurzweil K2600X and K2661 workstations and a Roland Fantom-G6, are now mainly used as controllers..." - Robbie Gennet, Keyboard magazine.
Billy begins playing both the piano and the Moog to his right at 0:38. This s... more
Billy begins playing both the piano and the Moog to his right at 0:38. This setup was used by Joel in other songs performed from this night in Connectitcut (1976), and can be seen in other videos from this concert.
In this photo, Billy Joel can be seen playing a Gibson Les Paul Junior onstage. more
In this photo, Billy Joel can be seen playing a Gibson Les Paul Junior onstage.
On the cover of this guitar tablature book, Joel can be seen playing a Fender... more
On the cover of this guitar tablature book, Joel can be seen playing a Fender Telecaster.
David Rosenthal: "For the piano sounds, Billy is pretty much using 'Ivory' ... more
David Rosenthal: "For the piano sounds, Billy is pretty much using 'Ivory' as his main piano sound." "We're using the 'American Concert D' Piano, the newst one in the family from 'Ivory'."
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Joel. > My Tele... more
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Joel.
My Teletronix LA-2A, ganged for stereo or mono reproduction via the handy toggle switch in the center of the two units. (...) I've used it on countless projects, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Doors, Eagles, Ringo, McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, White Stripes, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ella Fitzgerald, Yes, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Bad Company, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Dave Mason, Paul Simon, America, The Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Cars, ZZ Top, James Taylor, Art Pepper, Steve Miller Band, Queen, Rod Stewart, Duke Ellington, John Lee Hooker, Al Jolson, Roy Orbison, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Who, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bill Haley & his Comets, Miles Davis, Mamas and Papas, Blue Öyster Cult, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Bill Evans Trio, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Phil Collins, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Doobie Bros., Faces, Grand Funk, Heart, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, Ten Years After, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Pat Benetar, Elton John, Leon Russell, Metallica. etc.