Billy Joel's backing band is joining him in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Joel himself was part of the inaugural class in 2006, and now Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata, Russell Javors, and the late Doug Stegmeyer will be part of this year's fifth induction class.
Collectively known as the Billy Joel Band, the quartet backed Joel on every album from 1976's Turnstiles through 1980's Glass Houses.
Other 2014 Long Island honorees include Clive Davis, Kurtis Blow, Gerry Goffin, Debbie Gibson, and concert promoter Ron Delsener. Rapper Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. is also being given the Harry Chapin Award.
The all-star ceremony will include plenty of musical performances, including a tribute to Goffin. It's all scheduled to take place October 23rd in Huntington, New York. More information is available at LIMusicHallOfFame.org.
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