Rosalind Nyman Joel, Mother of Billy Joel, Dead at 92

By ABC News Radio

Columbia RecordsBilly Joel‘s mother, Rosalind Nyman Joel, died Sunday, Billy’s official Facebook page and website noted Monday. She was 92.

Mrs. Joel, whom Billy famously credited with “forcing” him to take piano lessons in his youth, died in hospice care on Long Island, New York, surrounded by her friends and family, according to Newsday.

Rosalind Nyman Joel was born on February 15, 1922, in Brooklyn, and met Billy’s father Howard Joel in 1942 during a student musical production at City College of New York. She gave birth to Billy in May …read more

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