|Billy Joel Graduated from|
|Billy Joel Graduation from Hicksville High school Long Island, NY|
Billy Joel Graduation from Hicksville High school Long Island, NY, Billy's parents had divorced and, like many single parents, his mother was struggling to make ends meet. While still in junior high school, Billy took professional music jobs at night to help supplement the family income. It was difficult to work all night and still make it to school on time. Although Billy's grades were fine, he was not allowed to graduate with his high school class as a result of too many absences.