On Sunday night, April 14th CBS is celebrating the legendary “Piano Man”(1973).  Billy Joel’s black leather jacket, tight pair of chinos and diddy-bop shades may be lyrics from the past but they also strike a chord in the soundtrack of our lives. His unique ability to articulate our multi-generational sex-capade anthems stand the test of time.

Billy Joel’s 100th sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden on March 28th, 2024  landmarked a time in our shared zeitgeist. In honor of the musical milestone CBS is broadcasting the special event Sunday, April 14th, from 9:00 -11:00.   “Sometimes a Fantasy” (1980) and Joel’s other lost-love experiences syncopate so organically with our own untold revelations in the lonely-hearts club Captain Jack’s (1972) stuff really is worthy of National celebration.

Light show for “Sometimes a Fantasy”

On stage, the soon to be 75 year old remains playful. His passion for timeless poetry rocks into a good time that transcends ethnic, generational and political divides. Joel’s band is a collection of Big-Shot talents cut in the boss’ style.

Crystal Taliefero, Multi instrumentalist, vocalist

Mike DelGuidice : Multi-instrumentalist, Vocalist / BIG SHOT lead vocals

Together they deliver a show that makes you wish Billy Joel had another 100 shows scheduled for the iconic venue that honors his contributions at the front door.

Madison Square Garden front door Walk of Fame.

“UpTown Girl”‘s (1983) may miss seeing Billy in a” New York State of Mind” (1976) at MSG. On July 25th, 2024 he’ll ” See the Lights Go Out On Broadway” (1976).  But, Joel’s catalogue of classics is deep. It seems he’s scored lyrics perfect for nearly every occasion.

After CBS’s coverage of the Master’s, tune in-and rock-out with the the “Big Shot” (1978) ” Just the Way You Are” (1977).  The show is sure to remind you why you’ve “Loved These Days” (1976) and “The Entertainer” (1974) who’s written the soundtrack of our lives.

 

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