Posted by T Rex on July 20, 2008
Billy Joel brought out some big hitters at his farewell shows to Shea Stadium on Friday night. If you didn’t know they are tearing it down at the end of the Met’s season. I’ve seen Billy a few times in concert and he always delivers but the fans got a real treat this weekend.
“And as if the “Piano Man” playing the last concert at Shea wasn’t thrilling enough, high-wattage guests turned up the excitement level.
Tony Bennett sang “New York State of Mind” with Joel on Friday, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler performed “Walk This Way,” and Roger Daltrey of the Who did “My Generation. At the end of “My Generation,” Joel smashed a guitar against the stage, breaking it in two.
McCartney came on at the end. He sang “I Saw Her Standing There” while on guitar and “Let It Be” on piano — the last song of the night. Joel sat on top of piano and sang backup.
Garth Brooks appeared on stage earlier wearing a Mets jersey, and in the audience, one of Joel’s famous fans — ex-wife Christie Brinkley — sang along, word for word, to the chorus of “She’s Always a Woman.”-Billboard