Billy Joel salutes Memorial Day, Manchester and his Madison Square Garden Concert

Billy Joel saluted the victims of the Manchester, England terrorist attack during his Thursday night (May 26th). The New York Post reported during the "Piano Man's" concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Billy told the hometown crowd, I’m glad to see you weren’t terrorized, you came. . . If they can’t terrorize you, they lose." In celebration of its 50th anniversary and new reissue, he then introduced the Beatles' 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band closer "A Day In The Life" and explained that he had always wanted to play the song in concert.

Later on in the show, in commemoration of the upcoming Memorial Day, Billy "invited nearly 20 sailors, in town for Fleet Week, on stage to help him perform his hit 'Goodnight Saigon.' When the song finished, he shook each one of their hands."



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