Billy Joel is about to make history

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Bill Joel To Make History

The 65-year-old piano man is about to set a record for the most performances by an artist at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

July 1st will mark the Grammy Award winner's 65th concert at the venue, surpassing the 64 performance record set by fellow pop pianist Elton John.

Joel already owns one Madison Square Garden record. Back in 2006, he had a run of twelve sold out shows, which earned him his own banner in the rafters.

The iconic singer-songwriter will likely only add to his newest Garden record, since he is performing monthly at the venue as the Garden's first-ever music franchise.

The record breaking July 1st concert will be the 19th performance of Joel's residency.

Here's a look at Billy Joel's career:

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Billy Joel performs the first show of his Madison Square Garden residency, on Monday, January 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Billy Joel performs at the BB&T Center on January 11, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 11: Billy Joel performs at BB&T Center on January 11, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Billy Joel performs onstage during his New Year's Eve Concert at the Barclays Center of Brooklyn on December 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 16: Singer/songwriter Billy Joel greeting old friend Pat Schwarzentraub & girl named Julie from Peoria, IL backstage at the Rosemont Horizon Theater. (Photo by John Zich/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Billy Joel performs on stage, Philadelphia, 1978. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Billy Joel sits in the auditorium seating during a soundcheck, playing accordion, Philadelphia, 1978. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Billy Joel, portrait, at home in front of gold discs, New York, January 1978. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Billy Joel performs on stage, USA, 1977. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
American singer-songwriter Billy Joel in concert in Wembley Arena, June 1984. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Billy Joel 1980 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Billy Joel 1980 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Billy Joel, portrait, USA, 1987. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Billy Joel 1980 (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
Pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Joel, Billy - 14 - A Matter Of Trust - NL - 1986
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Billy JOEL (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)
NEW YORK - 1970: Singer Billy Joel and drummer Jon Small of the rock band 'Attila' pose for a portrait in 1970. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of Billy JOEL; Screaming in to a microphone (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
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