Billy Joel (1949- ) has amassed a lifetime of pop rock hits spanning nearly six decades, and continues to perform live shows featuring hits from throughout his career. With few exceptions, he stopped writing popular music in 1993; when he does write, he continues his flirtation with classical music. His work has been choreographed by Twyla Tharp, he has toured extensively with Elton John, and in 2021 he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his solo recording career.