History Awesome / BillyJoel

17th Apr '18 8:09:35 PM glassmanistl
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* Joel is currently the artist in residence at Madison Square Garden, playing a (typically sold-out) concert at the venue every month starting in 2014. He's currently broken the record for number of concerts played there, reaching 100 in January 2018. Keep in mind that MSG seats about 20,000 people.
10th Feb '18 3:36:07 AM Piterpicher
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** In TheEighties, Billy's live choice of piano was a [[https://www.pianoteq.com/cp-80?page=cp-80 Yamaha CP-80]], an electric grand piano marketed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]] and popularized by Music/{{Genesis}}, PeterGabriel, PhilCollins, Music/SimpleMinds and Music/{{U2}}, and revived by Music/{{Keane}} in TheOughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel ''threw'' the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy.

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** In TheEighties, Billy's live choice of piano was a [[https://www.pianoteq.com/cp-80?page=cp-80 Yamaha CP-80]], an electric grand piano marketed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]] and popularized by Music/{{Genesis}}, PeterGabriel, PhilCollins, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/PhilCollins, Music/SimpleMinds and Music/{{U2}}, and revived by Music/{{Keane}} in TheOughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel ''threw'' the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy.



* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2008 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.

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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2008 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.Shea''.
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26th Jan '18 4:19:21 PM ErikModi
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--->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTcLvp_aEu4 "Valuable advertising going by. Valuable advertising time going by. Dollars... dollars... dollars. [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin]."]]

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--->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTcLvp_aEu4 "Valuable advertising time going by. Valuable advertising time going by. Dollars... dollars... dollars. . . [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin]."]]
26th Jan '18 4:18:48 PM ErikModi
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--->"Valuable advertising going by. Valuable advertising time going by. Dollars... dollars... dollars. [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin]."

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--->"Valuable --->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTcLvp_aEu4 "Valuable advertising going by. Valuable advertising time going by. Dollars... dollars... dollars. [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin].""]]
26th Jan '18 4:18:02 PM ErikModi
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--->"Valuable advertising time ticking away. Just ticking away. Dollars... dollars... dollars. [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin]."

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--->"Valuable advertising going by. Valuable advertising time ticking away. Just ticking away.going by. Dollars... dollars... dollars. [sits there in silence with the biggest cat-canary grin]."
22nd Jul '17 1:07:37 PM Codefreak5
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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2008 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.
* We Didn't Start The Fire. 'Nough Said.

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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2008 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.
* We Didn't Start The Fire. 'Nough Said.
Shea''.
2nd Jul '16 8:44:41 PM autofire372
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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2009 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.

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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2009 2008 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.
4th Jun '16 7:09:00 PM gewunomox
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** In TheEighties, Billy's live choice of piano was a [[https://www.pianoteq.com/cp-80?page=cp-80 Yamaha CP-80]], an electric grand piano marketed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]] and popularized by Music/{{Genesis}}, PeterGabriel, PhilCollins, SimpleMinds and Music/{{U2}}, and revived by Music/{{Keane}} in TheOughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel ''threw'' the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy.

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** In TheEighties, Billy's live choice of piano was a [[https://www.pianoteq.com/cp-80?page=cp-80 Yamaha CP-80]], an electric grand piano marketed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]] and popularized by Music/{{Genesis}}, PeterGabriel, PhilCollins, SimpleMinds Music/SimpleMinds and Music/{{U2}}, and revived by Music/{{Keane}} in TheOughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel ''threw'' the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy.
9th Jan '15 9:50:22 PM redandready45
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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2009 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.

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* The shows he did at Shea Stadium in 2009 - the last concerts ever performed at the venue - certainly qualify, particlarly one major coup pulled by him and his crew. About halfway through the final show, they got a call from Music/PaulMcCartney (who'd previously said that scheduling conflicts would prevent him from appearing) who explained that he was on a plane coming into New York and asked if Joel's invitation was still open. The crew proceeded to arrange for a runway to be cleared for him to land and got him a police escort to the stadium, where he triumphantly emerged onto the stage to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with Billy's band. It's included in the documentary ''Last Play at Shea''.Shea''.
* We Didn't Start The Fire. 'Nough Said.
28th Dec '13 4:15:01 PM Schroeder
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** In TheEighties, Billy's live choice of piano was a [[https://www.pianoteq.com/cp-80?page=cp-80 Yamaha CP-80]], an electric grand piano marketed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 1980s]] and popularized by Music/{{Genesis}}, PeterGabriel, PhilCollins, SimpleMinds and Music/{{U2}}, and revived by Music/{{Keane}} in TheOughties. Joel brought a CP-80 to his historic 1987 concerts in Russia. Angered by security harassing the dancing audience members, and hoping to distract the guards and raise a ruckus, Joel ''threw'' the (relatively) light and compact CP-80 offstage (not towards any audience members) to much controversy.
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