Billy Joel

Billy Joel Reschedules Madison Square Garden Concerts To Late 2021/Early 2022

In an act of purest optimism, Billy Joel rescheduled his concerts that were to have taken place this past spring and summer at New York’s Madison Square Garden, moving them to September 2020 through February 2021.
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Billy Joel Refuses To Sell Front Row Tickets To His Shows, And Instead Gives Them Away To "Real Fans" For Free

Joel never sells tickets in the front row for any of his shows. Instead, he reserves them and has his road crew bring down fans sitting in the “worst seats” to claim them. Apparently, Joel ” got tired of all the bored, rich people staring up at him.”
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Billy Joel Scored His First Number 1 Hit 40 Years Ago This Weekend

July 19 marks the 40th anniversary of a big milestone in Billy Joel’s career: His first-ever number-one hit – “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Rebellious in nature, the song was his answer to the music press, who’d been less than kind to him.
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Billy Joel Plays Piano Discarded on Sidewalk

Techinically, this was Joel’s first live performance since the beginning of the pandemic. His summer concerts around the country, along with all of his Madison Square Garden residency shows, have all been postponed until 2021.
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Star-Studded 'Rise Up New York!' Telethon Raises Over $115 Million for NYC-Based COVID-19 Charities

To ease the considerable financial burden of COVID-19, Robin Hood teamed up with a lineup of stars for ‘Rise Up New York!’, a one-hour virtual telethon streamed across numerous platforms Monday night.
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Billy Joel's Music Has Inspired a New TV Series

The characters from Billy Joel ’s extensive catalog of songs will come to life in a new TV series based on his music. Each episode of Scenes From an Italian Restaurant will revolve around lyrics from Joel’s most popular songs like “Piano Man” and “Movin’ Out.” According to the Hollywood Reporter ,...
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Billy Joel Invites Blind Piano Prodigy to Perform at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A 14-year-old piano virtuoso got to live out one of his dreams recently when he played a duet with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. Logan Riman was born blind, but doesn’t let that hold him back from his love of music. In April, he performed at Radio City Music Hall for...
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