On This Day In 1980, Billy Joel Breaks Through On ‘Glass Houses’

Released on this day in 1980, Glass Houses is the seventh studio album by Billy Joel. The album topped the charts and features Joel’s first #1 hit “Its Still Rock and Roll to Me.” The album has sold 7.1 million copies in the U.S. alone. In 1981, Billy Joel won the Grammy for “Best Male Rock Performance.

In honor of the album’s anniversary, check out the out-takes and demos, as well as classic videos from the album, and Billy himself reminiscing about his “new wave” phase.


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