WATCH: Billy Joel plays a discarded piano he spots on a Long Island sidewalk

RADIO.COM Staff
July 15, 2020 - 3:56 pm
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(KLUV) -- While out for a ride in his native Long Island in late June, Billy Joel found a discarded piano on a sidewalk in Huntington.

Not surprisingly, "The Piano Man" can't resist the lure of a piano: He was captured on video playing an impromptu Ragtime tune, remarking that the piano was actually in decent shape.

“Not bad. The action is good. It just needs tuning and the finish is beat. But, it’s a perfectly good piano,” says Joel, 71, in the clip to a passer-by on the street. “It’s a shame to throw it out, should at least be donated to St. Vincent de Paul or something.”

Technically, 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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