Billy Joel Stops and Plays a Discarded Piano on a Sidewalk [VIDEO]
Apparently, someone thought their old piano was trash and put it out on the street to throw it away. Well, none other than the ‘Piano Man’ himself, Billy Joel, saw it and figured he would try it out. A few weeks ago in Huntington, Long Island, Billy Joel was riding his motorcycle down the street and he immediately stopped when he saw the upright piano on the sidewalk to be thrown away. And then, he PLAYS it.
Believe it or not, Joel was pretty impressed. Although the video quality isn’t great, you can hear him say in the video, “Not bad… it just needs tuning. And the finish is beat. It’s a perfectly good piano. It’s a shame to throw it out. At least donate it to St. Vincent de Paul or something. They’d probably take it. “
Joel’s summer concerts around the country as well as his Madison Square Garden residency shows have been postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic. But, it sounds like this mini personal concert for this resident was pretty dang cool.