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January 19, 2020
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BILLY JOEL likes to winter in Florida (we call them snowbirds) from December to April, to get away from New York's harsh cold winters. But because he as an obligation to play New York's Madison Square Garden every month, it looks like he'll fly back-and-forth, north-to-south from Florida, Mexico and N. Carolina to New York, for months!   



December 11, 2019 - BILLY JOEL @ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

January 10, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida.

January 25, 2020 - BILLYJOEL @ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

February 7, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Amelie Arena, Tampa, Florida.

February 20, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

March 6, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico.

March 19, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.  

April 10, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

April 18, 2020 - BILLY JOEL @ Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N. Carolina.


December 23, 2019
Billy Joel news.


Has anyone seen this license plate driving around the north shore of Long Island, New York?

December 12, 2019
Billy Joel news.

BILLY JOEL donated all proceeds from his 'Birthday concert' at Madison Square Garden in May, to support the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y. (Read story, see slide show photos) For his generosity, The Adoption Center had BILLY JOEL themed 'cat rooms' built and dedicated in his honor. 

                           Photos: Rob Rich /





November 17, 2019
Billy Joel News.

What a BILLY JOEL weekend I had! On Friday, November 15, 2019 I saw my 26th BILLY JOEL concert at New York's Madison Square Garden! Then the next night, Saturday November 16th, I saw 'The Lords of 52nd Street' in Wayne, New Jersey at the Shea Center for Performing Arts! 'The Lords of 52nd Street' consist of the 'original' BILLY JOEL band members, Richie Cannata (saxophone, clarinet, flute, keyboard), Liberty DeVitto (drums) and Russell Javors (lead, rhythm guitar). They were just spot-on AMAZING! 

I attended these shows with my good friend and author Jon Brett, who wrote the book, 'BILLY JOEL: Tales of an Innocent Fan'. The first evening started out with a pre-concert dinner at the Irish Pub 'Stout', which is across the street from Madison Square Garden, with a group of like minded BILLY JOEL fans who were truly accommodating, and great people! 


                                                               The BILLY JOEL pre-concert dinner group



                                                            Eric                      Edmund                   Jon Brett



                                                                              THE CONCERT 


              BILLY JOEL concert November 15, 2019 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.

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                                                           As the concert ends, BILLY JOEL waves good-bye!



                                                                        AFTER THE CONCERT

The concert was phenomenal, as always! And I'll go to BILLY JOEL concerts until there are no more! After the concert, the dinner group would meet to go out for drinks. Well there's a thousand bars in New York City, but we were told to go to one particular bar called BAR NINE, located at 807 Ninth Ave. between 53rd and 54th streets, for a reason. There might be some special guests showing up! (It seems that somebody in the dinner group knows somebody, that knows somebody) 

And sure enough, who strolls in? None other then Tommy Byrnes, BILLY JOEL's lead guitarist, who we just saw in concert! And then who comes in? Crystal Taliefero, BILLY JOEL's percussionist! I couldn't believe it, it was really them! Could it get any better then this? Well, yes it could!

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                                      Me and Tommy Byrnes                                                   Crystal Taliefero

They would eventually be coaxed to get on stage at this Piano bar and perform a duet together!
Tommy played the piano, while Crystal sang Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Women! 



Then the next night, November 16th, 2019 we all went to Wayne, New Jersey to see BILLY JOEL's 'original' band, who call themselves, 'The Lords of 52nd Street'. Members include, Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto, Russell Javors, minus Doug Stegmeyer, who we tragically lost in 1995. The 'Lords' performed BILLY JOEL's early music and songs flawlessly, having been the 'original' BILLY JOEL band! A must see show! They were amazing! There's many BILLY JOEL cover bands out there, with Mike DelGuidice's 'Big Shot' likely the best. But there's nothing like the sound of the 'original' band!    


                                                                                                                       (Billy Joel's original band)
                                                    Doug Stegmeyer      Russell Javors        Billy Joel      Liberty DeVitto           Richie Cannata



                                           Russell Javors                  Richie Cannata                   Liberty DeVitto

                                                        Snippet of 'Italian restaurant', Richie Cannata on saxophone.

                                          The last notes of ♫ 'Billy the Kid'♫ by 'The Lords of 52nd Street'. 


November 7, 2019
Billy Joel News.

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BILLY JOEL's October 25, 2019 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden was so close to Halloween, that this concert had a Halloween theme to it. Besides playing his hit songs, BILLY JOEL played ditties of '
Monster Mash', 'Werewolves of London' and 'The Addams Family Theme Song'. (Click title song to view video)





BILLY JOEL's childhood house is FOR SALE! Although BILLY JOEL was born in Bronx, New York, the family moved to
20 Meeting Lane in the town of Hicksville, a suburb of Long Island, N.Y. the following year, when Billy was a one year old. This is the house where BILLY JOEL would live for the next 19 years!


November 5, 2019
Billy Joel News.


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October 1, 2019
Billy Joel News.

Most BILLY JOEL fans know the words to his songs. His song lyrics are from his personal experience interacting with people in his life. For example, the song 'Movin' Out', ♫'Sergeant O'leary is walking the beat...'♫, And, ♫'Anthony works at the grocery store...'♫ Or the song, 'Only The Good Die Young', ♫'Come out Virginia don't let me wait...'♫ And 'Scenes From an Italian Restaurant', ♫Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies...'♫ There's also, Roberta, Judy, James, Rosalinda, Leyna, and Captain Jack, among others. Well there's talk about bringing these real BILLY JOEL characters to life in a planned TV series based on his songs! Check back for more details!




Want to live next to BILLY JOEL? Well, it will cost you $11.2 million dollars! That's the price of a sprawling waterfront Long Island estate (pictured) that's on the market right next door to BILLY JOEL's mansion, on exclusive Centre Island, N.Y.
(If purchased, you may be able to hear him practicing piano)


This estate sits on 5.5 acres of waterfront land. The main house has 20 rooms, with eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The grounds include a oversize swimming pool, an additional two-story guest house, a guest cottage and numerous outbuildings. The property also has it's own private boat dock. 


Can anyone lend me $11.2 million dollars?


Last month we mentioned on this BILLY JOEL news blog, that BILLY JOEL saw some fans at his August 28, 2019 Madison Square Garden concert in New York, holding up signs stating that this was their 100th BILLY JOEL concert! BILLY JOEL gave them a shout-out, in front of 20,000 other fans, and said that their next BILLY JOEL 101st concert was on him! Well he made good on his promise! Not only did they get choice seats to his next New York concert, but they also got back stage passes to meet the band, and BILLY JOEL himself!


September 1, 2019
Billy Joel News.

> On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 on the 'Jay Leno's Garage' TV show, (CNBC at 10PM) Jay Leno hooks up with BILLY JOEL as they reminisce and talk about cars and motorcycles, with a stop at BILLY JOEL's Centre Island mansion and personal motorcycle showroom in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. (Read more with video snippet) 



Here's the short clip of the BILLY JOEL episode (in case you missed it) along with other short clips of other celebrities with their cars and bikes, shown on the same episode of, 'Jay Leno's Garage'.                                                                                                                                                       


> At BILLY JOEL's most recent concert, Wednesday August 28, 2019, at New York's Madison Square Garden, BILLY JOEL noticed a group of fans with signs saying... 'This is our 100th Billy Joel concert!' Well, he gave them a shout-out and said... 'You've been to 100 shows? I hope your getting a discount!' The whole venue laughed, and then he told them... 



> BILLY JOEL's second daughter, 4-year-old Della Rose, took part in an equestrian competition at this year's Hampton Classic horse show held in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. Della Rose performed leadline with her pony, Deja Blu. Leadline is a competition for very young riders, in which an older person walks the horse along a circular path, using the namesake leash-like attachment. BILLY JOEL's daughter competed against 95 other children, ages 2 to 4, but did not reach the final four. (Maybe next year Della Rose!) Her mom, Alexis Roderick, is an accomplished equestrian and competitor, who competes in adult amateur hunters. Hunters is a competition where the rider is judged on form and style as they guide their horses through obstacles in a ring.


August 21, 2019
Billy Joel at Coors Field, August 8, 2019.

Photos of BILLY JOEL, fans, and song video taken on August 8, 2019 at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado.





BILLY JOEL plays 'You May Be Right' at Coors Field, Denver, Colorado on August 8, 2019.
Video: Jay Braden

August 9, 2019
Billy Joel at Camden Yards, July 26, 2019.

Photos of BILLY JOEL, fans, and song video taken on July 26, 2019 at Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland.    





BILLY JOEL plays 'Piano Man' @ Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland on July 26, 2019.
Video: Pamela Lougee

July 19, 2019
Billy Joel News.

This months July 2019 Billboard Magazine cover features singer / songwriter BILLY JOEL with interview.
(Read entire interview) During his photo shoot, BILLY JOEL played ''Fishing for Answers'', as he revealed what his favorite song to play is, how he would describe his songwriting process, which artist (past or present) he would want to join him on stage, and more interesting questions with his answers! 



June 24, 2019
Billy Joel at London Wembley Stadium.

Almost 75,000 fans attended the BILLY JOEL concert at London's Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2019. 
(View > video  of song snippets from concert by Phil Fan)  


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                                                      BILLY JOEL @ Wembley Stadium - June 22, 2019 


June 7, 2019
Another surprise guest at a Billy Joel's concert!

The concept started back in 2008 at BILLY JOEL's last two shows at the closing of Shea Stadium (soon to become the new CitiField Stadium, home to the New York Mets baseball team) in Flushing, New York when BILLY JOEL brought on surprise musical guests to join him on stage. Yes, a BILLY JOEL concert is great musical entertainment, but the special guests are now a welcomed addition to his shows! It's become a standard, and people in attendance look foward to this special guest feature! It makes the experience of a BILLY JOEL concert that much sweeter!
Well, his recent Madison Square Garden show in New York on June 2, 2019, was no exception. British vocalist,
Joe Elliot of Def Leppard, joined BILLY JOEL on stage and sang 'Pour Some Sugar on Me'. (Video: Steve Easton) 



June 2, 2019
Billy Joel real estate news!

For more than two years of village regulatory board appearances, design changes and scaled-back proposals, the Sag Harbor Town Board finally approves the renovation plans to BILLY JOEL's house. BILLY JOEL to raise his Sag Harbor home 30 feet, and connect it to another building.

                                                                       The Sag Harbor Town Board.

                                         Billy Joel and wife, Alexis Roderick, at one of the board meetings. 

                                    Both of Billy Joel's Sag Harbor homes he is going to raise and connect.

                                            Billy Joel's houses are now under construction / renovation.




After 15 years, BILLY JOEL has moved out of his Maritime Music Inc. office, which was located at 34 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, to a newer and more modern office nearby. New address unknown at this time.                                                                                                                                                                                 


                                                   34 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.                                                                                                                                (


May 26, 2019
Billy Joel News.

BILLY JOEL played to a sold-out capacity crowd of over 43,000+ at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 24, 2019!